Psychics is a person who professes an ability to recognize information hidden from the world physically but denotes an ability of the mind to influence through extrasensory perception. The belief that some historical figures were endowed with a tendency to psychic experiences, some psychic abilities were thought to be available to everyone on occasion. Some people in Rippon proclaim to have psychic abilities and make a living as professional psychics.
Psychic abilities in science fiction are often depicted as inborn and heritable. The evidence presented for psychic phenomena in Rippon is not sufficiently verified for scientific acceptance, and there exist many non-paranormal alternative explanations for claimed instances of psychic events.