PPRI conducts free, ethical and professional parapsychological investigations in the Atlantic Canadian Provinces and New England area of the United States. We have extensive knowledge, experience and partnerships. Investigations remain confidential unless agreed upon by our clients.
Our investigative history
Established in 1997, PPRI initially had two investigators conducting parapsychological research and investigations in Nova Scotia. By June 1998, PPRI 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) and the Paranormal Research Investigation group from London, Ontario. PPRI operated under a “Chapter” model with Provincial / State Director’s up until April 2006 at which time it was jointly decided to abandon the chapter model.
Today, PPRI consists of a small team of subject matter experts who specialize in parapsychological research and investigations. PPRI conducts investigations 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 non-profit organization.
What do we investigate?
PPRI is heavily involved in parapsychological investigations. Parapsychology is the scientific study of “psi” which includes: extrasensory perception, mind matter interaction and survival of bodily death.
Extrasensory perception (ESP) is “The acquisition of information about, or response to, an external event, object or influence (mental or physical; past, present or future) otherwise than through any of the known sensory channels.” – Parapsychological Association
Mind matter interaction is also known as psychokinesis (PK). PK is the direct influence of mind on a physical system that cannot be entirely accounted for by the mediation of any known physical energy. – Parapsychological Association. Poltergeist phenomena is a recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis (RSPK) investigation.
Survival of bodily death is the investigation into human consciousness and whether it can survive outside of the body. It includes investigations into apparitions, hauntings, spirit possession, mediumship, channeling, reincarnation, out-of-body experiences and near-death experiences.
We are also interested in other paranormal phenomena including but not limited to: UFO sightings, cryptozoology sightings, demonology and witchcraft.
How do we investigate?
PPRI utilizes the scientific method which is based on four principles:
- Accurate observation
- Repeatable nature of observations
- Necessity to hypothesize and theorize logically and;
- Testing those hypothesis and theories against predict, observable consequences.
During our field investigations, investigators collect data through witness interviews, investigator observations, research, and by utilizing contemporary scientific instruments. Our equipment includes: electromagnetic field radiation detectors (EMF), infrared thermal imaging equipment, thermometers, gas detectors, audio recorders, video recorders, motion activated cameras, infrasound equipment and instrumental trans-communication (ITC) devices.
Investigators strive to understand and eliminate “normal” explanations, form and test hypothesis, analyze and attempt to replicate results and increase the our knowledge of the experience / phenomena through analyses and interpretation. This includes knowledge of alternative environmental, psychological or perceptual explanations.
We share our results with other parapsychologists or scientists and are open to re-testing or formulating new hypotheses, if warranted.
Most importantly, we are here to help the experiencers of the phenomena.