Research Summaries

“Haunted Houses” Remain Scientific Mysteries

Here’s a little-known factoid to share during the upcoming Halloween season — haunted houses are a scientific reality. That conclusion comes from Jim Houran's decades of dedicated research on “ghostly...

Encountering the Other: An Analysis of DMT Experiences

As psychedelic research makes headlines in premier medical journals and mainstream media across the globe, it is clear that a psychedelic renaissance is in full swing. This rapidly reemerging field of...

When the Truth is Out There

Between one-third and one-half of the global population report having anomalous/exceptional experiences. Approximately half of them find the experiences distressing. This presents a clear need for men...

Support for Parapsychological Research in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, an open-access academic publisher and research network, has published an opinion article titled "A call for an open, informed study of all aspects of consciousness", w...

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 followin...

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.

The Effects of Traditional Zulu Healing upon a Random Event Generator

Researche3rs investigated how directed mental healing by indigenous healers in South Africa impacted upon the functioning of an Orion random event generator (REG).

Experimenter Effects in Laboratory Tests of ESP and PK Using a Common Protocol

Researchers at the University of Northampton address the question of whether extra sensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis (PK) are sufficiently distinct to merit separate terms.