NOTE: This thread was created from another conversation that took an interesting turn. Do join in the discussion. I didn't mean to deny that that is what may have occurred and my apologies if it came across that way. I was merely describing what I myself had experienced, where the talk of paranormal occurrences/entities (or more their encounters) were met with skepticism or even ridicule if someone were to say that they've experienced something. However, for those who believe or are at least open to it, their reaction is to get scared even at discussions of the paranormal, as there is the underlying belief that talking about these entities attracts their attention. Even now, to the point where people are afraid to mention the name we know these entities by, i.e. jinn, and while referring to them use some type of euphemism, if you want to call it that, like those other guys or those other creation. With all that being said, I suppose that there are people who might get scared of someone having any type of connection (more by action than by interest though) with the paranormal, but on my side, I'm very selective about whom I will share such things with.