The strange origin of supernatural terms

  How did these supernatural terms come about? What are the stories of the owners who created them?
  ”Bermuda Triangle” The
  Bermuda Triangle is located in the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern coast of the United States, covering an area of ​​approximately 1.3 million square kilometers. It is one of the most famous and mysterious places on the planet. In 1945, the ill-fated 19th U.S. Flying Squadron suddenly disappeared into this triangular mysterious waters after leaving Florida during training, which aroused strong attention.
  The history of the word “Bermuda Triangle” itself can be traced back to 1964. The American writer Vincent Gadis called this area the “Bermuda Triangle” for the first time in a magazine article, giving the region a different legend. . In this article, he described some of the most famous disappearances in the region, in addition to the disappearance of the 19th Flying Squadron, the disappearance of the “Sulfur Queen” tanker and two KC-135 Air Force refueling fighters in 1963. He said that in the past 20 years, more than 1,000 people have disappeared in this area, and the US military has publicly claimed that they have disappeared inexplicably. He also wrote: In the Bermuda Triangle, even with flexible flying tools and radio communications, people or machines such as boats and airplanes will disappear without a trace.
  It is said that Christopher Columbus made a record more than 400 years ago: When the ship traveled to this range, it encountered a mysterious storm, appeared some strange light, and even got strange compass and compass readings. In fact, the Bermuda Triangle is indeed the center of some natural phenomena. It is one of the few places where true north and magnetic north are synchronized, which may affect the reading of the compass and compass.
  When Cadiz used the name “Bermuda Triangle” and was closely tied to the horror atmosphere and mysterious and unpredictable weather, and called it “the cave where the sky opened”, it became a representative of the ominous area.
  ”Energy Line”
  Alfred Watkins is a self-taught amateur archaeologist in the UK. In 1921, Watkins visited the countryside in Herefordshire, England, and conducted random archaeological investigations.
  When his car stopped on top of a mountain, he was attracted by the scenery below the mountain. He noticed that from ancient trolleys, roadside crosses, ancient churches to century-old trees, a series of ancient landscape features are clearly arranged in a straight line.
  Watkins marked these lines and found that they could extend to many incredibly important positions. For example, one of the straight lines starts from the north side of Skirrid-fawr Mountain, passes through ancient buildings such as Hatterall Hill, Longtown Castle, Urishay and Snodhill Castle, and finally reaches King Arthur’s Stone.
  In September 1921, Watkins gave the first speech on “Energy Spirit Lines”. He believed that these straight lines on the earth are where energy converges, and the ancient landscapes can be traced along the energy lines. Subsequently, the concept of energy lines was spread throughout the country.
  Watkins also founded the “Line Tracking Club” with a group of members dedicated to extending these energy lines. Watkins even believes that the areas where the energy lines pass through have strong cosmic energy, so crops and animals grow well.
  Watkins died in 1935 and the club disappeared. Their theories were not accepted by mainstream archaeology.
  Around 1969, the British writer John Michel was interested in this and started investigating. He found that the historical sites in Britain were indeed lined up in a straight line. These monuments belonged to different eras, some even thousands of years apart. He believes that there is a mysterious network of energy lines in the UK, which can map a series of monuments.
  ”The Wizard of Oz” factor
  in “The Wizard of Oz” story, pretty good little girl Dorothy is unexpected tornado brought another country – a dwarf named Oz country, began her fantasy trip. In supernatural terms, there is a “fantasy situation” called the “Wizard of Oz” factor (or the Oz factor). This is when some people come into contact with aliens, a strange sense of calm will arise spontaneously.
  In 1983, British author and supernatural researcher Jenny Randols participated in the investigation of a case of close contact with alien life. The case involved two people. One saw the alien’s spacecraft, while the other saw nothing. In the area where the spacecraft appeared, the others did not see any special objects. But the person who saw the spaceship had that strange sense of peace. In this regard, Randals coined the term “Wizard of Oz” factor to describe this free mental state.
  As the scope of the investigation became wider and the number of interviewees increased, she also found some patterns in the perception of the witnesses: there was a mental tingling feeling, that something was calling them, and then the voice gradually disappeared, leaving behind A complete sense of isolation. Rendaus believes that this is the fact that the witness only pays attention to a certain object and separates himself (or consciousness) from reality, interrupting the normal flow of information between the brain and the outside world, just like going to the magical kingdom of Oz same.
  In addition, based on the case analysis, she also came up with this idea: Maybe there is an “influence zone” around the alien spacecraft, and only humans in this area can see the spacecraft.
  In the 1950s, there was a lasting upsurge of flying saucer research among the American people. During this period, a man named Albert Band established the International UFO Agency to investigate and report UFO-related incidents, and then publish a magazine for comment. The society also hired a chief investigator, Gray Buckle.
  Soon, the U.S. military’s Blue Book Project announced the results of its investigation-there were no UFOs, and independent organizations such as the International UFO Club were dissolved. A long time after the disbandment, Bender suddenly stated that three men in black actually threatened him and told him to “shut up.”
  Gray Buckle’s “experience” is even more bizarre. In 1962, he detailed his experience to an organization. Encountering the “flying saucer” and three “people” made Bakker feel that he was lost at the alien base in Antarctica, where he met aliens (there are three different genders), the first feeling to see them Like a typical Western government official-a man in black with a cold look in a black suit.
  Bucker wrote a book about the complete story of the man in black. However, people only regard Buckel’s work as entertainment, no one takes it seriously. Bucker also sent letters to other UFO publications stating the existence of the man in black. But people think he is just a paranoid and delusional writer. The man in black has become a grotesque figure in modern folklore.
  Like countless other supernatural researchers and believers, at the beginning, Ivan Sanderson studied science in the traditional sense. He was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University, and then traveled around the world, collecting and organizing specimens for famous British museums, and even worked for the British Ministry of Information during World War II. During the war, he was stationed in New York City, USA. There, his life seems to have moved from traditional science to a field that is more attractive to the public.
  As an admired naturalist writer, he began to appear frequently on television and radio. He discovered that unknown, supernatural, and even terrifying stories were often more exciting than what he had been doing before. By the 1960s, his work was almost entirely non-traditional science. He made the name “Bigfoot” a household name, established the “Unidentified Phenomenon Research Society” and published his own magazine.

  He not only deepened people’s impression of the concept of “Bigfoot”, but also helped the rich set up a foundation to find elusive and mysterious animals. In addition, he coined the word “Ooparts”, which means outdated artifacts.
  Cite this word to explain objects that cannot be explained by conventional science. Mainly for man-made objects that have been excavated from ancient strata in recent years and have been like fossils of animals and plants. Sanderson believes that these objects are extraordinary, and accused scientists of concealing the fact that the emergence of life on Earth was far earlier than people imagined. Sanderson claimed that these “Opaz” are all over the earth and are usually embedded in the stratum. Their appearance is obviously a clue, indicating that there are unexpected and amazing stories behind them.
  The American writer David Hatcher Childress used “Opaz” in his book to refer to a supernatural and unexplainable phenomenon, such as ancient Roman coins appearing in tombs in Latin America, and the Assyrian Empire. Treasures or stones in China appear in the Americas and other strange phenomena.
  Mysterious biology is arguably the most famous kind of non-scientific science, and the origin of this name is that some people claim to study mysterious creatures, such as snowmen, wild men, and water monsters.
  This term first appeared in a book written by French author Lucian Blanc in 1959. But Blanc said that the famous French zoologist Bernard Hoywellman was the “master” of the concept of mystical zoology. And Hoiwellman said that Sanderson came up with the word first, and people should record Sanderson as the first person to use it.
  But this may not be the case, because as early as 1941 in the review of the book “Lungfish, Dodo and Unicorn”, the term “mysterious biology” was used. The book is written by the German-American writer Willy Ray. The book compiles some fantasy and legendary creatures, as well as a series of “real” situations of these magical creatures.
  In 1983, in a letter from the American John E. Wall to the International Society of Mysterious Animals, “Mystic Zoology” was proposed as an all-encompassing term that could not only be applied to unknown or unusual beasts, It can also be used as a term that sounds more scientific than other adjectives before.
  ”Third type of contact”
  ”Third type of contact” refers to a type of “contact between humans and extraterrestrial organisms”, which was first proposed by the American astronomer Joseph Allen Haynick. Hynek is a UFO expert and is considered to be the founder of scientific research on UFO and its traces. He summarized UFOs and proposed the different degrees of contact between humans and aliens. At first, only the first three types of contact were proposed. The others were added by later generations. Now the contact between humans and aliens includes a total of 7 different types. s contact. The third type of contact involves witnessing an individual with extraterrestrial life, which includes sightings of UFOs.
  At that time, the US Air Force led three undisclosed UFO research projects (Signal Project, Resentment Project, and Blue Book Project) to investigate UFOs. In 1948, Hynek was hired by the Signal Project. At the beginning, Hynek was skeptical about UFO sighting reports. He believed that most of them were unreliable witnesses or man-made and natural objects that were misidentified by people, such as meteors, planets and meteorological balloons. Hynek even thinks the whole subject is absurd, and this UFO boom should soon fade.
  Later, Hynek’s view of UFOs slowly changed. After checking hundreds of sighting reports (including some credible witnesses, such as astronomers, pilots, police, and soldiers), Hynek concluded that some reports were credible. In the UFO investigation, he began to be as serious as other scientific phenomena. In 1966, he considered UFOs to be a very real threat and told relevant scientific committee organizations to take this matter seriously. However, most of the astronomers at that time simply dismissed it, even with a mocking attitude. The colleagues who respected him in the past gradually looked at him with a sense of contempt. In a book he wrote in 1972, he said: A scientific inquiry was a failed attempt and lost respect.