Paranormal is a general term, (coined circa 1915–1920), used to define experiences that cannot readily be explained by “the range of normal experience or scientific explanation.”
Supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra “above” + naturalis “nature”, first used: 1520–30 AD) is that which is not subject to the laws of physics, or more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature. In philosophy, popular culture and fiction, the supernatural is associated with the paranormal, religions and occultism. It has neoplatonic and medieval scholastic origins. Two definitions to show that there is a link to both subjects, broadly speaking, we tend to put ghosts, hauntings, and poltergeists under the paranormal category and demons, vampires, and weir wolves under the supernatural category, it’s all the same, something that science can’t explain, and it’s just the same with flying saucers and crop circles, not to mention Bigfoot and the Yeti and countless other fork law stories passed down through the ages. There are thousands of books that cover all of the above subjects yet are all that science has not yet put to rest.
The Flying Saucer
Though Unidentified flying objects have been reported above Earth for centuries, the first time they were described as flying saucers was on June 24th 1947. That was the day Kenneth Arnold, a fire appliance salesman and an experienced pilot, took off from Chehalis Airport, Washington State, to help search for a C-46 Marine Transport plane that had crashed in the Cascade Mountains.
As he circled the area, looking for the wreckage, a flash of light caught his eye. “I observed, far to my left and to the north, a formation of nine very bright objects coming from the vicinity of Mount Baker, flying very close to the mountain tops and travelling with tremendous speed,” he said. “I could not see tails on them, and they flew like no aircraft I had ever seen before…like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water.” Next morning, a newspaper coined the expression “flying saucer”, and the Idaho businessman had his place in history. [Extract from the book The World’s Greatest UFO Mysteries by Nigel Blundell & Roger Boar 1983]
Pictures resembling that of flying objects, spacemen in helmets, have been found on cave walls all over the world, in medieval books, even the bible has passages that could describe visitors from space (The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 1, 8-10). There is a mountain of so called evidence, some quite compelling and some obvious fakes, personally I have never encountered any such phenomenon but I keep an open mind. To put this subject to bed I will leave you with THIS LINK to what I would describe as “quite compelling”, as ever it’s up to you to make your own mind up. (Viewer discretion is advised as some people may find it unsettling).