Instructor Elliott Van Dusen

Elliott Van Dusen – Profile

    • Instructor
    • President and Dean of Canadian Association of Parapsychological Research & Investigation’s Parapsychological Education Centre
    • President, Corporate Director, Officer, and Recognized Agent of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation


    I am Elliott Van Dusen, a retired Corporal with 15 years of distinguished service in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, specializing in major crimes such as homicide, sex crimes, and drug enforcement. I serve as the Director of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation (PPRI), a nationally registered non-profit organization.

    Media Appearances

    My work in parapsychology has been featured on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, The Globe and Mail, The Daily News, The Chronicle Herald, and various podcasts and radio stations.


    I am the author of three professional books:

    • “Evil in Exeter” (May 2018)
    • “Supernatural Encounters: True Paranormal Accounts from Law Enforcement” (September 2020)
    • “More Supernatural Encounters from Law Enforcement” (October 2021)

    Educational Background

    • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
    • Certificates in Parapsychology, Nova Scotia Community College
    • Diploma in Parapsychology, Stratford Career Institute
    • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (In Progress), Yorkville University
    • Doctorate in Parapsychology, American International University
    • Certificate in Investigating the Paranormal: A Scientific Perspective, Rhine Education Centre

    Teaching and Lecturing Experience

    • Instructor in Parapsychology, Nova Scotia Community College (2001-2004)
    • Lecturer at various conferences, symposiums, and smaller public event venues.

    Additional Courses Completed

    • Introduction to Parapsychology Course, University of Edinburgh’s Koestler Parapsychology Unit
    • Aspects of Ancient Near Eastern Demonology Course, University of Edinburgh – Archaeology Department
    • Introduction to Demonology, School of Parapsychology
    • Ancient Monsters Course, University of Glasgow – College of Social Sciences
    • Witchcraft, Magic(k), and Occult Traditions Course, University of Ottawa – Religious Studies

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