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Halifax, Nova Scotia – October 7th

The Canadian Association of Parapsychological Research & Investigation is proud to announce that the inaugural Halifax Paranormal Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2023 at the Halifax Tower Hotel & Conference Centre from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The theme for the symposium this year will be real case files/studies/experiences.

We are excited to have our guest speakers share their exciting and promising original case files, case studies, and/or personal experiences. This interdisciplinary event will showcase field investigation cases, studies, or personal experiences which could include: Parapsychology, Mind-Matter Interaction, Survival of Consciousness after Death, Hauntings, Ghosts, Poltergeists, Unidentified Flying Objects, Field Investigation Case Studies, and Religious Parapsychology topics such as Demonology.

2023 Symposium Master of Ceremonies:

Elliott Van Dusen

Elliott Van Dusen has been fascinated with both the supernatural and law enforcement since childhood. Elliott graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology. He completed 15 years of service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before retiring at the rank of Corporal. He spent his policing career specializing in major crimes; homicide, sex crimes, and drug enforcement. He currently serves as the Director of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation.

He has earned a diploma in parapsychology from the Stratford Career Institute, a doctorate degree in parapsychology from the American International University, and has taken additional parapsychological training from the Nova Scotia Community College, University of Edinburgh’s Koestler Parapsychology Unit, Rhine Education Center, and the University of Ottawa. He is currently completing his Master of Arts in counselling psychology degree from Yorkville University.

Elliott’s parapsychological work has also been featured on the Space Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, The Globe and Mail, The Daily News, The Chronicle Herald, and several podcasts and radio stations.

He has written and published three professional books. In May 2018 he released his first book entitled Evil in Exeter. It was based on an investigation he conducted into one Rhode Island family’s terrifying haunting. On September 1, 2020 his second book, Supernatural Encounters: True Paranormal Accounts from Law Enforcement was released. On October 26, 2021 his third book More Supernatural Encounters from Law Enforcement was released.