"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
Page 2 - Introduction to Parapsychology, Irwin and Watt
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...
6 / 29 / 2013
The Long Awaited SWPRG film, "Ghosts of Door County" has finally been released!!! For those of you not familiar with the film, the SWPRG (PRG) traveled to Wisconsin's picturesque Door County peninsula to dig deep into the area's haunted past.
Ghost stories abound in this historic area, yet ten locations stand above the rest as the most notorious supernatural hot-spots. Armed with an assortment of high-tech devices and years of experience, the team sets out to determine if these locations are truly haunted or merely the birthplace of ghostly legends.
In the end, what they find will challenge everything you've come to believe about the nature of these unearthly phenomena. Remember, legends have to come from someplace ...
View the TRAILER, the BEHIND THE SCENES TRAILER and the Official GODC Website HERE.
PURCHASE THE LONG AWAITED FILM, HERE!
6 / 28 / 2013
The Paranormal Research Group’s past research and publication on EVP and geomagnetic fields "EVP and Geomagnetic Fields: Is There a Correlation?" was discussed and referenced on pages 135 to 136 in the book "Mind-Matter Interactions: A Review of Historical Reports, Theory and Research" (Heath 2011). Please check out Dr. Heath’s book for an excellent source of information on various parapsychological phenomena.
5 / 25 / 2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Paranormal Belief survey. Watch for the results to be published on our website soon!
LATEST BLOG FROM THE PRG!
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- Investigating the Investigator
Investigating the Investigators Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Groups Examined The 21st century has seen an explosion in the number of ghost hunting and paranormal investigation groups. This massive growth in groups and investigators was and continues to be fueled by various reality shows such as Ghost Hunters, a variety of affordable paranormal investigation equipment, the internet and a plethora of haunted locations (both public and private) that these seekers of paranormal activity can investigate. There is a long list of parapsychology studies in the peer reviewed literature dealing with ghosts and hauntings. However, this is dwarfed by the number…
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