Travel is meant to immerse you in the world, but in reality it is only from the perspective of an outsider. Hemingway never truly knew what it was like to be Cuban. I slept next door to his apartment in Havana--the big pink building is a residence that most Cubans could only dream of.
As our economies increasingly move from production and service economies to creative economies, the outdated metrics we use are failing to capture the true value of what is being created. Thus, they do not reflect what a culture truly wants.
People who berate paranormal believers really ought to consider how emotionally affected are those who have had their own unexplained and frightening episodes. You might stop calling them silly and weak-minded. They are human and these are human experiences.