Blog List – Modern

Apparitional Experiences Primer

A basic and accessible primer for paranormal enthusiasts on what parapsychologists and psychical researchers have learned about apparitions since the late 19th century

Temperature in Haunting Experiences: A Basic Primer for Paranormal Enthusiasts 

In this primer, we give a brief overview of what parapsychologists have learned so far about temperature in relation to haunting experiences, and provide some useful tips on how to properly collect and interpret temperature readings during field investigations.

Using Brain Imaging as a Direct Test for Psi

With the advent of brain imaging technology, there is the promise of peering through the skull to get a possible glimpse of the brain areas that might be involved in ESP...

Self-Concept and Body Investment in Out-of-Body Experients

Prior research has found that people who have had out-of-body experiences (OBErs) report higher levels of body dissatisfaction than people who have never had an OBE (non-OBErs).

Language and Anomalous Experiences: Dr. Robin Wooffitt

Because Dr. Wooffitt's research had been severely misrepresented by these and other sites, I contacted him and invited to discuss his research and its goals here at Public Parapsychology. The following was his response...

A Brain Response to a Future Event?

On a subtle and unconscious level, our body’s autonomic nervous system may "jump" in response to frightening or startling stimuli. However, it does so even before our body encounters it.

Magnetic Fields and Haunting Phenomena: A Basic Primer for Paranormal Enthusiasts

In the primer, we discuss the current scientific literature on geomagnetism, electromagnetism, and the relationship of these magnetic fields to haunting experiences.

A Possible Brain Area for OBE’s?

Recently there has been a notable increase in the number of research articles relating to the study of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) that have been published in the mainstream literature.