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Welcome to the Psychical Research Foundation website

Established in 1961, the Psychical Research Foundation (PRF) is dedicated to research and education in the field of parapsychology, with particular emphasis on exploring the question of whether human consciousness may survive beyond death. PRF research and educational activities include empirical studies, field investigations, lectures, and publications on such phenomena as apparitions (ghosts), hauntings, and mediumship. Exploration is also made of reported psychic phenomena such as extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis (PK, or "mind over matter"), as well as expanded states of consciousness such as out-of-body experiences and deep meditative states.

We invite you to look at the other areas of our website for additional information about the PRF and its activities:


  • The About page gives a detailed summary of the history of the PRF

  • The News & Events page gives details about any current or upcoming PRF-related news and events

  • The Media page contains links to PRF-related videos & other media that can be found on the Web

  • The Research page offers concise summaries of the PRF's current research projects

  • The Published Papers page provides a list of downloadable past and present PRF publications

  • The Theta Archive page serves as an electronic repository for archival issues of the PRF journal, Theta.

  • The Blog page contains occasional posts on topics related to psychic experiences and life after death.

  • The Recommendations page offers links to some PRF-recommended websites

  • The Contact Us page provides contact information for inquiries

  • The Donate page tells how you can help support the research and educational activities of the PRF


The PRF can also be found on Facebook:

This website is dedicated to the memory and legacy of

Dr. William G. Roll

(1926 - 2012)

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