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Welcome to WikiProject Paranormal, a WikiProject that aims to provide a framework for the improvement and organization of articles related to the paranormal, anomalous phenomena and other similar areas. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us on our discussion page.

Anyone is welcome to join by listing their username on the /Participants page and contributing to the project. Make sure to put our discussion page to your watchlist so you're notified of new discussions. Watchlisting Wikipedia:WikiProject Paranormal/Article alerts and Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Paranormal is also strongly recommended.

Goals[edit]

  1. To provide a concise and accurate record of notable beliefs, organizations, experiments, individuals and events which are associated with the paranormal, including their history, background and their current status.
  2. To provide a framework (including infoboxes, categories, and examples of Best Practice) from within which scholarly entries about the paranormal, and related topics, may be produced.
  3. To provide a scholarly set of terminology to describe the paranormal which is technically, culturally, and contextually accurate.
  4. To seek out and apply verifiable mainstream sources to pages within the projects scope with the aim of A) addressing any issues of verifiability and reliability that have been highlighted in existing entries, and B) ensuring that new entries are of sufficient quality that their verifiability and reliability do not become an issue.
  5. To ensure that each entry approaches its topic from a balanced and neutral perspective.
  6. To ensure that the notability of each topic can be gleaned from its entry, without the need for additional explanation.
  7. To ensure that a clear dividing line is established between reporting the belief in/background of the topic in a scholarly manner, and advocating/denouncing the topic itself.
  8. To expand project stubs to full entries and to progress full entries to the next level.
  9. Patrol frequently vandalized pages within the project's scope.

Scope[edit]

Subjects covered by this project include (but are not necessarily limited to):

The beginnings of a list of topics which are covered in reference books directly related to this topic can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Paranormal/Encyclopedic articles.

Categories[edit]

High-level article categories
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Recognized content[edit]

The following articles fall within the scope of the project and have been noted for their outstanding quality. Project members are encouraged use them as examples of good practice and to note their different writing and organizational styles.

Full list: Wikipedia:WikiProject Paranormal/Recognized content

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release version selections[edit]

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Article alerts[edit]

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Deletion sorting[edit]

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Paranormal deletion[edit]

Nagybörzsöny ‘Warlock’ incident[edit]

Nagybörzsöny ‘Warlock’ incident (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) – (View AfD · Stats)
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The article is hoax, or at least fiction, see details at talkpage. Before nomination, I asked User:TheValeyard to clarify the status of the article. This incident does not appear in Hungarian historiography. Norden1990 (talk) 16:26, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

It is fiction, pure and simple, taken from a novel. Nobody heard of the event in Hungary, no history books mention it, so it can't be sourced. --Pagony (talk) 16:47, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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  • Delete unless some sources can be identified. Odd. Josh Milburn (talk) 18:10, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
  • HOAX - Delete - The one source cited is a publisher's webpage for a novel, possibly a very recent one. Fictional works are not historical sources. I suspect the whole thing is trying to advertise the book in WP. Peterkingiron (talk) 21:48, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

James Underdown[edit]

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Although entertaining and quite interesting in its own way, it's hard to see how this meets the notability threshold. Although there are some media appearances and comments, many of them seem incidental. A fair portion of citations also appear to be self-published. Shritwod (talk) 14:17, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

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* Keep – I've previously edited this article in minor ways. I would argue that it passes the threshold for notability, though perhaps not greatly exceeding that threshold. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 16:38, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Islam Atef Aly[edit]

Islam Atef Aly (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) – (View AfD · Stats)
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This autobiography does not establish biographical notability or general notability. It is nearly incomprehensible, but it doesn't appear to contain an obscure explanation of why the author is notable. Robert McClenon (talk) 23:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

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  • delete as this appears to be an autobiography of a person with no support from references that have written about them. Also the books do not appear to have ever been reviewed. Wikipedia is being treated as though it were linkedin. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:16, 22 June 2017 (UTC)


Membership[edit]

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See also[edit]

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Tools[edit]

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