«The big problem with the paranormal is that it depends on what the witnesses say»

Based on his knowledge, Miguel Ángel Sabadell, graduate in Astrophysics and PhD in Theoretical Physics, dismantles in his book “Strange Phenomena” (Pinolia Editorial) the myths about the existence of extraterrestrials, ghosts, parapsychology or demonic possessions, with some cases that have been highly publicized over the last decades, but that are nourished by a greater dose of faith than critical thinking.

What led you to investigate and write to dismantle these beliefs?

My interest in strange phenomena was born in adolescence, mostly because the late 70’s and early 80’s was the golden age of the paranormal. I began to be interested in UFOs, especially those that defended the visit of extraterrestrials in past times. Von Däniken, Peter Kolosimo… made it clear that the poor Egyptians and the naive Incas – who did not know the wheel! – had received help from outer space to be able to build their spectacular constructions. But at the same time I was reading popular science, and a peculiar mental process began to happen in my brain. The UFO books began to seem banal to me and their arguments naive and bland. Over time, and already in the world of popular science, I have wanted to share these reflections with the rest of society, but not to convince, but rather to show what is really behind them.

«The big problem with the paranormal is that it depends on what the witnesses say»