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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...

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...

February 14, 2019

There have been a number of documented instances in which people say that they'd seen the spectral figure of a certain person suddenly appear before them at a time when that person had been in an accident, was suffering a serious illness, or was facing imminent threat...

January 27, 2019

The PRF has had a number of delightful individuals serve on its research staff over the years, and in this blog entry, we wish to take a moment to fondly remember one of them that we lost late last year: Muriel Gold Roll, who passed away on October 5, 2018, in Chapel H...

December 21, 2018

Typically in our modern Western culture, Halloween has been considered the haunting time of the year - the time that has been most often reserved for telling tales of a ghostly sort. But it may come as a bit of a surprise for some people to learn that this wasn't alway...

September 20, 2018

Random number generators (or RNGs, for short) are small electronic circuits designed to produce random sequences of binary numbers (i.e., random strings of "1"s & "0"s) based on the activity of natural physical processes such as radioactive decay and the noise produced...

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