The way we view our reality is an illusion. Our observation and perception is what holds everything together as a physical reality. When we are removed from the scenario, true reality returns to it's natural state.
This is not a scientific answer, this is a spiritual one. We are here in this illusion for a reason. This is why we are not able to see things as they really are. If we could do so, this physical reality would fall apart and whatever purpose we have for being in this physical reality would no longer be relevant. Perhaps we chose to come here and experience a physical reality and for that reason, whatever we focus on becomes solid, material, physical, when in truth, it is absolutely not solid at all.
How else can someone explain light behaving differently, simply because someone is watching? What power does my body have on light that exists outside of my physical body?
I don't think that this has to do with the observer being powerful enough to change the way the light behaves...if that was the case, we would see the waves because that is the intention, the desire. I think it has to do with the light being a conscious intelligent thing. The light is conscious of human observation and is behaving according to some preset standard.
As far as parapsychology is concerned and how this might relate to it...I'm not sure. Maybe people who are open to psychic activity and having psychic experiences are open to the light consciousness...maybe they cooperate with the light and that's why they are able to "see" things beyond our physical reality.
I really don't know what I mean by that :) this is a very complex thought, I would have to chew on it for a while.
BTW, I really like Dr. Quantum! :)
A little more just came to me. Maybe people who are psychic...and healers, are interacting with the light, instead of merely observing it.