Blog post on an early SPR investigation
M J Wayland has written about a case from 1885, and how it was treated by the media. The case is from Volume 2 of the SPR's Journal, and he shows how it was misrepresented in the St James's Gazette:
The original JSPR report is available in the SPR's online library. Access to this is free to members. Non-members can have a week's free trial.