Research Projects

ISRAE is proud to collaborate  with an international team of scientists to tackle the big questions about haunting, poltergeists, and general “high strangeness”. Below you will find a list of scholarly research articles where ISRAE directly provided research data, or worked with other scientists to further the goal of honest and accurate science when it comes to paranormal studies and investigations. When possible, we will provide direct links to our collaborative works.

Hill, S. A., O’Keeffe, C., Laythe, B., Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Ventola, A., & Houran, J. (2018). “Meme-spirited”: I. A VAPUS model for understanding the prevalence and potency of ghost narratives. Australian Journal of Parapsychology18, 117-152.

Laythe, B., Houran, J., & Ventola, A. (2018). A split-sample psychometric study of haunters. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research81, 193-218.

Drinkwater, K., Laythe, B., Houran, J., Dagnall, N., O’Keeffe, C., & Hill, S. A. (2019). Understanding gaslighting effects via the VAPUS model for ghost narratives. Australian Journal of Parapsychology19, 143-178.

Hill, S. A., Laythe, B., Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., O’Keeffe, C., Ventola, A., & Houran, J. (2019). “Meme-spirited”: II. Illustrations of the VAPUS model for ghost narratives. Australian Journal of Parapsychology19, 5-43.

Houran, J., Lange, R., Laythe, B., Dagnall, N., & Drinkwater, K., & O’Keefe, C. (2019). Quantifying the phenomenology of ghostly episodes – Part II: A Rasch model of spontaneous accounts. Journal of Parapsychology83, 170-194.

Houran, J., Laythe, B., O’Keefe, C., Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., & Lange, R. (2019). Quantifying the phenomenology of ghostly episodes – Part I: Need for a standard operationalization. Journal of Parapsychology83, 25-46.

Laythe, B., & Houran, J. (2019). Concomitant object movements and EMF-spikes at a purported haunt. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research83, 214-232.

Ventola, A., Houran, J., Laythe, B., Storm, L., Parra, A., Dixon, J., & Kruth, J. G. (2019). A transliminal ‘dis-ease’ model of poltergeist ‘agents.’ Journal of the Society for Psychical Research83, 144-171.

O’Keeffe, C., Houran, J., Houran, D. J., Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Sheridan, L., & Laythe, B. (in press). The Dr. John Hall story: A case study in putative “haunted people syndrome.” Mental Health, Religion, & Culture.

Lange, R., Houran, J., Sheridan, L., Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., O’Keeffe, C., & Laythe, B. (submitted). Haunted People Syndrome revisited: Conceptual parallels between subjective paranormal episodes and putative accounts of group (or gang)-stalking.