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18th Jan '17 6:59:40 PM rjd1922
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* If anyone was skeptic about the existence of ghosts and the supernatural, probably the giant walking Stay Puft Marshmallow Man changed that in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.

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* If anyone was skeptic about the existence of ghosts and the supernatural, probably the giant walking Stay Puft Marshmallow Man changed that in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
6th Jan '17 11:44:57 AM Luppercus
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* If anyone was skeptic about the existence of ghosts and the supernatural, probablye the giant walking Stay Puft Marshmallow Man changed that in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.

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* If anyone was skeptic about the existence of ghosts and the supernatural, probablye probably the giant walking Stay Puft Marshmallow Man changed that in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.
6th Jan '17 11:44:10 AM Luppercus
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* Very nearly happened in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', where a massive fight between a [[EldritchAbomination Obscurus and several dozen of wizards completely makes it impossible to mind wipe every No Mag in New York... Until Newt remembers that a specific potion he has has an Obliviate effect and a thunderbird can create storms.

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* Very nearly happened in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', where a massive fight between a [[EldritchAbomination Obscurus Obscurus]] and several dozen of wizards completely makes it impossible to mind wipe every No Mag in New York... Until Newt remembers that a specific potion he has has an Obliviate effect and a thunderbird can create storms.storms.
* If anyone was skeptic about the existence of ghosts and the supernatural, probablye the giant walking Stay Puft Marshmallow Man changed that in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}''.
4th Jan '17 10:22:29 PM Luppercus
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* A similar case is the general Magick Revivalism that started around the late 1800s and early 1900s with the foundation of several new Esoteric schools and others that went public like the Theosophical Society, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Ordo Templis Orientis. Personalities like AleisterCrowley or Helena Blavatsky, disregarding what a lot of people thought of them at the time, made “public” the existence of magic and the Occult. Crowley founded several ceremonial magick schools. For many Occult enthusiasts and magickians this was making public in modern times what was known in old times and become a secret in pre-modern era. Of course, skeptic would disagree.

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* A similar case is the general Magick Revivalism that started around the late 1800s and early 1900s with the foundation of several new Esoteric schools and others that went public like the Theosophical Society, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Ordo Templis Orientis. Personalities like AleisterCrowley or Helena Blavatsky, disregarding what a lot of people thought of them at the time, made “public” the existence of magic and the Occult. Crowley founded several ceremonial magick schools. For many Occult enthusiasts and magickians this was making public in modern times what was known in old times and become a secret in pre-modern era. Of course, skeptic skeptics would disagree.
4th Jan '17 10:22:13 PM Luppercus
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* For practitioners of Wicca, this is exactly what happened in real life when the Wicca movement became public in Britain around the 50s thanks to Gerald Gardner and latter it became a popular religion in the Western world. Most be taken into account that, for Wiccans, magic does exist as a real thing in the universe as the existence of some magical beings like Elementals.
* A similar case is the general Magick Revivalism that started around the late 1800s and early 1900s with the foundation of several new Esoteric schools and others that went public like the Theosophical Society, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Ordo Templis Orientis. Personalities like AleisterCrowley or Helena Blavatsky, disregarding what a lot of people thought of them at the time, made “public” the existence of magic and the Occult. Crowley founded several ceremonial magick schools. For many Occult enthusiasts and magickians this was making public in modern times what was known in old times and become a secret in pre-modern era. Of course, skeptic would disagree.
4th Jan '17 3:18:48 AM TitaniumDragon
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* Not paranormal, but definitely world-breaking: Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story (later expanded into a novel with Creator/RobertSilverberg cowriting) ''Nightfall'' takes place on a world with six suns whose inhabitants, unused to lack of light, can be driven to madness with long term exposure to darkness. But a rare astronomical alignment every two thousand years is approaching which will bring true night (the eponymous "Nightfall") and the appearance of Stars. The world just happens to be inside a globular cluster (well, some kind of dense star cluster, anyway), so these are horizon-to-horizon, really bloody bright Stars. Cue [[GoMadFromTheRevelation universal madness]], rampant arson, and the end of civilization. Oh, and there is evidence that it happened at least seven (or nine) times before. A background note in the story is that of a safe haven, kept lit during Nightfall with the recent innovation of ''oil torches''.

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* Not paranormal, but definitely world-breaking: Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story (later expanded into a novel with Creator/RobertSilverberg cowriting) ''Nightfall'' takes place on a world with six suns whose inhabitants, unused to lack of light, can be driven to madness with long term exposure to darkness. But a rare astronomical alignment every two thousand years is approaching which will bring true night (the eponymous "Nightfall") "Nightfall"). The scientists are preparing for this, and they have the appearance idea of Stars. The world just happens to be inside a globular cluster (well, some kind of dense star cluster, anyway), so these are horizon-to-horizon, really bloody bright Stars. Cue [[GoMadFromTheRevelation universal madness]], rampant arson, and the end of civilization. Oh, and there is evidence that it happened at least seven (or nine) times before. A background note in the story is that of having a safe haven, an area kept lit during Nightfall with oil torches throughout the recent innovation dark night. [[spoiler: What they don't realize is that the cause of ''oil torches''.the madness is not the darkness, but the stars themselves - they realize, for the first time, that their world and its suns are not the only thing which exists, and the people GoMadFromTheRevelation.]]
28th Dec '16 8:58:01 AM nighttrainfm
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** Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', where the Autobots are common knowledge to begin with, and are treated as the superheroes of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 22nd Detroit.]]

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** Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', where the Autobots are common knowledge to begin with, and are treated as the superheroes of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 22nd centruy Detroit.]]
23rd Dec '16 12:26:54 PM awesomedude17
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* In ''Film/{{Ted}}'', when the title character comes to life, the Bennett family alerts the media about an actual [[LivingToys Living Toy]] and he instantly becomes a celebrity for a while. But after a while as Patrick Stewart "nobody gives a shit"

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* In ''Film/{{Ted}}'', when the title character comes to life, the Bennett family alerts the media about an actual [[LivingToys Living Toy]] and he instantly becomes a celebrity for a while. But after a while while, as Patrick Stewart explained the best, "nobody gives a shit"


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* Very nearly happened in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', where a massive fight between a [[EldritchAbomination Obscurus and several dozen of wizards completely makes it impossible to mind wipe every No Mag in New York... Until Newt remembers that a specific potion he has has an Obliviate effect and a thunderbird can create storms.
11th Dec '16 11:55:09 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* The Fanfic/HogwartsExposedTimeline, a ''Harry Potter'' fanfic/alternate history on Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom, revolves around the Statute of Secrecy being irreparably breached and the Wizarding world deciding to cut their losses and come forward to the non-magical world, and the repercussions of this such magic now being allowed to influence Muggle society while the majority of witches and wizards are exposed to electronics and the like for the first time.
17th Oct '16 10:31:19 AM Discar
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** ElGoonishShive is a weird case; according to the MIB head ([[spoiler:after he revealed the existence of magic on live television]]), the big secret was never that magic existed. The secret that everyone is taking so much trouble to conceal is that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that acquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells. [[spoiler:It's gotten to the point that the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Magic Itself is planning to change the rules.]]

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** ElGoonishShive It turns out that neither of these have any chance of working. [[spoiler:Magic itself is intelligent and wants to be used--but not by ''everyone''. If too many people learn how to obtain magic, magic will change the way that it works for humans to render all that moot. Pandora's plan got close enough to working that magic came within a hair's breadth of changing things, but did send an avatar to inform Pandora ([[ComplexityAddiction in the most convoluted way possible]]) of what was going on. Pandora agreed to fix things, but not before yelling about "no good cheating magic" and insisting that Tedd had the right idea]].
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is a weird case; according to the MIB head ([[spoiler:after he revealed the existence of magic on live television]]), the big secret was never that magic existed. The secret that everyone is taking so much trouble to conceal is that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that acquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells. [[spoiler:It's gotten to the point that the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Magic Itself is planning to change the rules.]]
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