The Trickster (Human Combined Subconscious Mind) is at work on this type of refined stage that individuals do not also recognize our own estimated attributes once we face them. The turmoil, the infighting and the intellectual cannibalization of brother against brother and brother against sister, it's all there before us to obviously see but we do not.
Encapsulated in our own fear-Mythological Creatures constructs, we walk aimlessly about in a accusatory fashion toward each other whilst the remarkably amazing refined nature of the Trickster Brain revels in its capability to warrant their existence through the chaos it has created within us.
You see, I do believe we have never not held it's place in regular experience of the very things that have people searching. The saucers, the cryptids, the apparitions, the disembodied voices and the bizarre phantom entities are only decoys or subconscious intellectual projections. We drop for the lure each time. We have always hunted whatever we fear. We have generally killed that which we fear. We are tormented by that Trickster Aspect since we could neither search it nor eliminate it. We're continually seeking it without and therefore we blindly pursue the thing that most along dwells within.
Do you wish to understand what I truly believe the Paranormal is? It is that neglected source within us that becomes the phantom predictions of our darkest inventive machinations buried strong within our subconscious mind. We chase these phantoms expressing, "I have observed a cat!" or "I saw an odd art area around there!" and then get discouraged when these whom failed to have the same experiences have now marked you as a kook. That is the Paranormal! It's that refined reptilian brained, concern centered driver residing within that has a voracious hunger for conflict and confusion. The acts of hostility and disorientation equally give it and perpetuate it and we stay duped with mouths agog in abject stress because we can't find the phantoms that are inducing the frustration.
Place yourself in a direct jacket. Lock it down and dispose of the key. You, i think, have now found the Trickster!
Here is a difference of the previous Zen Koan that asks in case a pine comes down in the forest and no one is just about to hear it, does it produce a sound. Obviously it does. But think about we modify the quality of the era old question