This week on Wonderlust:
Welcome back, Wonderers! In today’s episode, we dive into our spooky Sister Subjects– the paranormal and supernatural. Our wonderings include an overview into the paranormal world of Parapsychology and mysterious story of the Green Children of Woolpit.
Sarah skims the surface of the wide world of the mysterious and supernatural with an exploration into Parapsychology, the scientific study of the paranormal. Parapsychology includes the study of extrasensory perception, telepathy, near-death experiences, clairvoyance, and more. The term parapsychology was coined by Joseph Banks Rhine in the 1920s, and has come a long way since then. Although, Sarah and Emily still think it has even further to go in understanding the inexplicable and paranormal.
Emily then takes us back in time, all the way to 12th century England, in the small town of Woolpit, not too far where Emily and Sarah spent their magical years in England. Local legend says that two children, a brother and sister, otherwise known as the Green Children, appeared in Woolpit wearing strange clothes, speaking an unknown language and most notably, sporting bright green skin. To this day no one is sure where the Green Children came from, but Emily takes us on a wild ride through all the known theories, and even sprinkling in a few of her own.
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