Parapsychology (also called psi or psychical research) is the scientific study of paranormal phenomena, especially ESP, psychokinesis and ghosts, including poltergeist activity. The term was first coined by Max Dessoir in or around 1889 and adopted by J.B. Rhine in the 1930s as a replacement for psychical research.

People & Pioneers

TThese facts revolve around some of the people involved in parapsychology, including those who pioneered certain techniques that shaped modern parapsychology, including research and experimentation. Some people set precedences for others to follow, while some invent new and innovative methods as a basis for scientific research. Sara Estep, pioneer of modern Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), currently has an archive of over 20,000 anomalous voices. In 1589, A Discoveries of Witchcraft author, Deborah Harkness, claimed that fairies demons and witches were real, but ghosts were not.

Paranormal Statistics

These are some statistics relating to the paranormal, spiritual and psychic realms. They’ve been drawn from a variety of sources, including independent polls I’ve conducted myself. Scientists believe that 1 in 10 people will experience an Out of Body Experience (OBE) in their lifetimes and that 5% of them will gain some kind of psychic ability because of the experience. The ghost with the most recorded sightings is that of Anne Boleyn. Since her execution in 1536, she’s been sighted 30,000 times in 120 locations. At least one person dies per year due to the performance of an exorcism.