Almost everyone at some time in his or her life has entertained the idea of an encounter with the supernatural. For most, these are just passing fancies—a glance at the astrology column in the local newspaper or an evening of fun with a Ouija board. For myself, it has always been more than that. Since my childhood I have wanted to witness something from beyond the pale–to observe a demonstration of telekinesis or see a UFO–anything that would allow me a peek behind the veil of ordinary reality. And yet, despite my willingness to believe in something more, until I actually had hard evidence of the other side, I could be no more than a hopeful skeptic. And that is what these stories are about, exploring the unexplained, knowing the unknowable.