"The study of para- psychology is no simple achievement, in essence because the subject matter of parapsychology tends to evoke extreme reactions in people, either of uncritical, soft-minded gullibility in the paranormal or of unyielding, close-minded skepticism...It is necessary to set aside such narrow pre- conceptions of the subject and consciously strive for a more objective, even handed style of weighing up argument and data on both sides of an issue."
~ Caroline A. Watt
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Welcome to the Paranormal Research Group!
Paranormal Research Group
The Paranormal Research Group (PRG) originally started in Wisconsin in 1999 and conducted scientific investigations of ghost and haunt phenomena. Since then, we have expanded throughout the United States and have progressed from an investigation group to a strictly scientific research and informational based organization. We work to develop and share evidence using data-derived information and knowledge to advance the field of parapsychology.
Our research team, known as the Anomalous Research Department, (A.R.D.) conducts proof-oriented and process-oriented qualitative research into various paranormal and parapsychological phenomena. A.R.D. has three main goals: 1.) Conduct research based on the scientific method. 2.) Create, promote and encourage the use of research and research literature within the paranormal and parapsychological fields. 3.) Share information within and outside the paranormal and parapsychological community.
As of May 2013, we will no longer be accepting investigation requests or general membership requests. Past evidence, data, case files and investigation reports will remain available on the website. These items span 14 years of conducting field investigations and is valuable for various reasons. They show how our group has evolved over the past decade, provides a framework for how a serious investigation is conducted, shows how to prepare a thorough investigation report and allows open information sharing, review and critique of the data. Field based investigation data can be useful in formulating testable hypotheses for future research projects.
We are very excited about this new focus on research and information sharing! Make sure you visit the website frequently as new information will be added on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions that you may have regarding any paranormal and parapsychological phenomena.
Latest Paranormal Research News...
7 / 5 / 2014
PRG's A.R.D. DIRECTOR JOINS TAR:
PRG Director, Dave Schumacher, has been invited to become a full time member of the Transnational Anomalies Research team. Dave’s role with the team will include experimental design, data analyst and authoring reports and publications. Transnational Anomalies Research (TAR) is an international collaborative research initiative founded by Joey M. Caswell and Dr. J. Miguel Gaona in 2013. The TAR team consists of members across Canada, Spain, the U.S.A., and the UK, with diverse specializations and backgrounds including neuroscience, psychology, physics, anthropology, and engineering. Our overall goal is the study of consciousness and physical anomalies by employing a transdisciplinary research approach. Some of our main areas of study include investigating the potential effects of consciousness on external random physical systems, long-term tracking and analysis of precognitive predictions, archaeoacoustic studies of ancient geographical sites, and theoretical/methodological development of paranthropological approaches to anomalous phenomena. Our research is conducted both in the laboratory and in the field.
DAVE SCHUMACHER REVIEWED AND WAS ACKNOWLEDGED FOR HIS HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATION:
Investigation III: Statistical Anomalies in a Random Physical System Proximal to Large-Scale Animal Mortality.Gaona, J. M., Caswell, J. M., Tessaro, L. W. E. & Rouleau, N. Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research| June 2014 | Volume 5 | Issue 5 | pp. 448-466
The paper can be downloaded here: http://tarteam.org/wp-content/uploads/TAR_FieldREG3.pdf
OUR CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT:
Dave Schumacher and Jennifer Lauer of the PRG's Anomalous Research Department are working with the Transnational Anomalies Research Team (http://tarteam.org/) on a new manuscript for publication to explore if focused intent followed by non-focused intent of an apparent RSPK human agent in a field setting results in directional (+/-) REG non-random output, and whether these deviations are consistent with the emotional valence theory regarding the directional component of the data, a theory developed by TAR and which have been studied in various novel settings by TAR and PRG.
More information on the TAR team can be found at http://tarteam.org/
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- PRG and TAR Conduct New and Interesting Research
PRG's A.R.D. DIRECTOR JOINS TAR: PRG Director, Dave Schumacher, has been invited to become a full time member of the Transnational Anomalies Research team. Dave’s role with the team will include experimental design, data analyst and authoring reports and publications. Transnational Anomalies Research (TAR) is an international collaborative research initiative founded by Joey M. Caswell and Dr. J. Miguel Gaona in 2013. The TAR team consists of members across Canada, Spain, the U.S.A., and the UK, with diverse specializations and backgrounds including neuroscience, psychology, physics, anthropology, and engineering. Our overall goal is the study of consciousness and physical anomalies by…
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The PRG is currently working on 5 different Parapsychological studies involving mind-matter interactions in various locations and scenarios.
In Review - Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology
The PRG in colaboration with
the TAR team have submitted
a project that deals with two
apparent cases of recurrent
(RSPK), and we explore a
number of theories within
this anomalous area originally
investigated by other TAR
research projects and famous
RSPK researcher Dr. William Roll.
CLICK HERE for past research articles.
PLEASE NOTE: All information involving the projects above will remain confidential until all studies are completed.