"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...
4 / 10 / 2014
As of 2013, the PRG has changed the directon and focus of it's organization. Please note that we no longer perform public or private investigations upon request. We are currently only taking cases requested by professional academic colleagues, private researchers and anyone interested in advancing the field of parapsychology.
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- New Parapsychology Articles of Interest
If you are a serious paranormal investigator then it is a good idea to keep up on the parapsychological literature. Here are a few recent articles of interest. Smith, A.M. (2014). Voluntary out-of-body experience: an fMRI study. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Vol. 8 Article 70. Abstract The present single-case study examined functional brain imaging patterns in a participant that reported being able, at will, to produce somatosensory sensations that are experienced as her body moving outside the boundaries of her physical body all the while remaining aware of her unmoving physical body. We found that the brain functional changes associated…
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