Paranormal: purported phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described as beyond normal experience or scientific explanation. Examples are extrasensory perception, ufology, extraterrestrial life, ghosts, and psychic abilities.
Supernatural: entities, places, and events that falls outside the scope of scientific understanding of the laws of nature. Examples are angels, gods, spirits, magic, precognition, extrasensory perception, telekinesis, and ghosts.
An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, social conditions and other details of the depicted period. Authors also frequently choose to explore notable historical figures in these settings, allowing readers to better understand how these individuals might have responded to their environments. Some sub-genres such as alternate history and historical fantasy insert speculative or ahistorical elements into a novel. (Source: Wikipedia; license: CC-BY-SA 3.0)