Research Projects

Research is the lifeblood of ISRAE. For the last three years, we have created laboratory grade environments where we capture audio and video footage in relation to timed electromagnetic (EMF) and geomagnetic (GMF) fields. We have completed several academic publications and several more are in progress.

Completed Research


audio-1464732Our research conducted in a single investigation has demonstrated the first scientific evidence for significant relationships between changes in EMF and GMF in addition to captured audio and video phenomena that are very difficult to explain. In other words, EMF spikes do significantly predict paranormal phenomena that are not due to hallucinations or subjective influence. This research was published in the Journal of Parapsychology. A link to the article is provided here: EMF & PHENOMENA.

0239Aside from our field investigations, we have been collecting data for the last three years involving people’s haunting experiences, personality, cognition, and paranormal belief. This article was published in the Journal of Parapsychology. Our findings essentially show that haunt phenomena are fairly common in the population and that, despite relationships between haunt phenomena and paranormal belief, people who experience haunting are not more mentally ill, cognitively deficient, or neurotic than those who have not experienced haunt phenomena. Our article in PDF format is provided here: PARANORMAL BELIEF AND HAUNT EXPERIENCE.

doll-1640841Psychosomatic Influence,  Paranormal Belief, and EMF and GMF in a Mock Seance Setting. In collaboration with Dr. Lucinda Woodward and Elizabeth Laythe, we completed a laboratory study examining seance conditions and the reports of student participants over two series of ten sessions. Our results showed no camera or audio activity that might be construed as paranormal or anomalous. However, we found strong effects of suggestion on participants who reported a variety of physical symptoms (e.g., dizziness, nausea, hot and cold flashes, perceptions of movement, and visual and auditory reports of entities). Our research also shows a significant relationship between spikes in the geomagnetic field and subjects’ reports of activity, suggesting a relationship between brief geomagnetic spikes and reports of personal phenomena. This paper is currently now published in the Journal for Scientific Exploration.

Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience