10 Unexplained Paranormal Events That Changed History

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When history reaches a fork in its path, most often its fate is decided by powers beyond the comprehension of most mere mortals. Which is to say that it's usually the rich people in power, the governments and military leaders, who will affect the course of things. Mainly by waging war on each other, or making great scientific discoveries, or spying on their populace.

All of the biggest events in history €“ the Moon Landing, two World Wars, the 1966 World Cup win €“ were decided by forces outside of most people's reach. Then there are the time when those outside forces aren't just the establishment who treat the world as their plaything, beholden to their whims. Sometimes, those forces are something...other.

Most tales of paranormal activity will be waved away as nonsense, a mistake of the mind, a trick of the light, or else an outright lie. It's easy to discredit things you don't understand. And yet, sometimes these phenomena leave an ineffable mark on the annals of history, changing the world even if most of those living on it don't believe they exist.

When something strange happens, people tend to question it. When loads of people see something strange happen, then you've got a whole new fork in the road that you never even knew existed.

From the UFO sighting recognsied by the Pope to that wretched Bermuda Triangle, here are ten unexplained paranormal events that changed history.

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Tom Baker is the Comics Editor at WhatCulture! He's heard all the Doctor Who jokes, but not many about Randall and Hopkirk. He also blogs at http://communibearsilostate.wordpress.com/

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