Instructor Elliott Van Dusen

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 as well as President and Dean of Canadian Association of Parapsychological Research & Investigation’s Parapsychological Education Centre.

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
  • 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, 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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