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Unfortunately the frequently recurring "supranatural" folkloristic motifs could suddenly appear in the most macabre contexts. Those who believe that "supranatural" phenomena reflect a "sick" imagination could be right in a gruesome sense. Madness and paranoia as individual or collective conspiracy reveal a lot in this connection. The human perception apparatus points to the abstraction of the "marginal notion" as for instance in the synaptic organization of the eye's nerves. By shifting or throwing off kilter the filters of perception one can explore the "blind spots" and scotomas of a world view. (In a polarization experiment with two polaroid sun glasses, "what we see" clearly changes in "observation thrown off kilter" - a 45 degree rotation.)