"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 preconceptions of the subject and con- sciously 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 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 will 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 (ARD), conducts proof-oriented and process-oriented qualitative research into various paranormal and parapsychological phenomena. The ARD 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...
The Paranormal Research Group has changed focus. The group will no longer be doing private investigations, Instead, we will be focusing on research and information sharing. For more information about our new direction, please read the updated PRG bio which appears at the top of this page.
Local Vision TV recently followed the PRG on a Pre-Investigation of the reportedly haunted, Beloit Senior Center. Click on the link below to watch the video and see what we found.
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