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December 31, 2019

In one of last year's PRF holiday blog entries, we'd taken a look back at an old and long-forgotten holiday custom from the 19th century that has recently begun to receive some attention again (and has thus "returned from the dead," so to speak): This was the tradition...

December 24, 2019

Although they don't seem to be as common as visual sightings, phantom sounds do tend to make up a fair proportion of the kinds of apparitional experiences that people report having; surveys of reported apparition cases tend to indicate that auditory experiences compris...

November 28, 2019

For many people, one of the joys of Thanksgiving comes in being with friends and family who've traveled from afar to celebrate the holiday with them. These homecomings are often awaited in anxious anticipation, although sometimes, they pleasantly arise out of the blue...

November 11, 2019

The Psychical Research Foundation has had the opportunity to test the reported abilities of a number of psychics and mediums over the years, and one of the most notable of them - whose performance has stood out in a number of parapsychological studies - is Sean Lalsing...

October 31, 2019

Over the course of his life-long career in parapsychology, the late William Roll (the PRF's first research director) had conducted numerous field investigations at various locations which were said to be haunted. One of them was a Japanese restaurant in Georgia, where...

July 4, 2019

Among the conflicts that were influential in turning the course of the American Revolutionary War (which serves as the historical background for the Independence Day - aka., "4th of July" - holiday commonly observed in the United States) were the two Battles of Saratog...

June 6, 2019

Case surveys tend to indicate that many instances of ostensible precognition (i.e., psychic perception of the future) come in the form of dreams, and that they often reflect events that occur in a negative light (such as accidents, illnesses, or even deaths). [1-3] One...

May 26, 2019

Occasionally there are moments when people tell of having felt a sudden urge, impulse, or desire coming on, without any clear reason or purpose behind it. While many of these feelings seem to amount to little more than imagination, there have been certain instances in...

May 12, 2019

In 1922 - a little over three decades after psychical researchers Edmund Gurney, Frederic Myers, and Frank Podmore had initially published their classic two-volume anthology Phantasms of the Living [1] - there appeared a second notable anthology of reported psychic exp...

April 20, 2019

People occasionally tell of moments in which they find themselves suddenly having a particular thought or image come to mind, and then later learn that someone else they know had had that same (or a related) thought/image on their mind at roughly the same moment. While...

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