Ok, I know first hand what usually happens when someone throws out the word 'paranormal'. But the thing is, I feel there is something happening there. That somehow some anomaly either in the world or our brains is occurring, and frankly I feel it has more to do with the world. However, and I stress this, I don't believe in 'ghosts'. I believe there is enough room out there for all sorts of phenomenon that do not include dead people. So since I imagine that the chances for getting paid for any work in this field are...slim, I was wondering how far a self employed hopeful physicist should go. Should I just get enough academically to be able to work the problems, or should I try for a phd that I probably won't be able to use professionally? Oh, and all the while being 30 in a few days. Heck of an intro post I know, but not sure where else I can really ask this sort of question.