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 Crawley, 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 was originally established in 1997. Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation Association was incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act on July 29, 2004.

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. In April 2006 PPRI decided to abandon the Chapter model which led to its current reorganization model.

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

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

Today, PPRI consists of a small team of experts who specialize in parapsychological research, education, and investigations. 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.