Supernatural means literally above nature. The term is used for supposed beings or events which involve more than physical processes and science as we know it. This is similar to Paranormal.

Alleged magic and miracles are considered supernatural by people who believe they happen. Claims about finding things out through Extrasensory perception are also considered supernatural or paranormal.

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Paranormal means outside normal experience and having no known scientific explanation. This is slightly different from Supernatural.

  1. Supernatural implies there is no possible natural explanation for a supposed event.
  2. Paranormal implied there is no currently known natural explanation for a supposed event.

In practise the two terms are frequently used interchangeably.

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