Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Real Ghost Hunters and So Much More...

When it comes to paranormal phenomena, most of the scientists are sceptical right from the start, that is why I was amazed to find out that there is such a thing as a Society for Psychical Research.

Society for Psychical Research is a non-profit UK based organization seeking to understand and explain paranormal phenomena in a scientific manner. The SPR was founded in 1882 in London by a group of eminent thinkers including Edmund Gurney, Frederic William Henry Myers, William Fletcher Barrett, Henry Sidgwick, and Edmund Dawson Rogers. Initially six committees were established in order to research Thought-Transference, Mesmerism and similar phenomena, Mediumship, Reichenbach Phenomena (Odic Force), Apparitions and Haunted Houses, physical phenomena associated with séances, and the Literary Committee which studied the history of these phenomena.

 Today the society is run by a president and a council of twenty members. The organization is based at 49 Marloes Road, Kensington, London, with a library and office open to members. Also the society publishes quarterly Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (JSPR), the irregular Proceedings and the magazine Paranormal Review.

The greatest thing about this organization is that it is open for public. By paying for the membership you get access to the libraries, subscription to the Journal of The Society and invitations to the meetings of the society.

I also happen to find a Journal of the society, which was really interesting to read. Here's the link:

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research

Website of the Society for Psychical Research

Thanks for reading!


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