Board of Directors and Officers for CAPRI/PPRI.

  1. Dr. Elliott Van Dusen, Ph.D., President, Corporate Director, Officer, and Recognized Agent.
  2. Spencer Collier, Vice-President, Director, and Officer.
  3. Dr. Darryll Walsh, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Director, and Officer.
  4. Sarah Van Dusen, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director, and Officer.
  5. Andrew Baird, Corporate Secretary, Director, and Officer.


The Canadian Association for Parapsychological Research & Investigation which operates as Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation (PPRI) was established in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1997.  We were one of the first organizations established in Nova Scotia to examine claims of paranormal phenomena. PPRI relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia later that same year.

During its infancy, PPRI had two investigators conducting parapsychological research and investigations in Nova Scotia. By June 1998, PPRI had expanded to the point where it had conducted several field investigations, obtained over 100 memberships from all over the world, and had established connections with multiple experts and other investigative organizations.

In June 2002, PPRI merged with the New England Unidentified Flying Object Investigative Group (NESUFOIG) from the United States, and the Paranormal Research Investigation group from London, Ontario. PPRI operated under a “Chapter” model with Provincial / State Directors located in Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia, Massachusetts and Australia. PPRI incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act on July 29, 2004. In April 2006 PPRI decided to abandon the chapter model which led to its current reorganization model.

On June 21, 2019 Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation Incorporated was registered under the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 180.

On May 1, 2021 the Canadian Association for Parapsychological Research & Investigation was incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

On August 25, 2022 CAPRI/PPRI relocated back to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Today, PPRI consists of a small team of subject matter experts who specialize in parapsychological investigations, research, and education. Our members have diverse academic and professional backgrounds, that when combined, become an invaluable resource to our organization.

PPRI operates in the Atlantic Canadian Provinces and the New England area of the United States. Our team is willing to travel to other locations, keeping in mind that we are a not-for-profit organization with limited funding.