Do you think you have had a paranormal experience?
One function of the SPR, being a scientific organisation, is to collect material of a paranormal nature for analysis. Your experience could be a valuable contribution to our scientific data base, and we would like to hear from you. This includes reports of extraordinary experiences, past and present, from all over the world. You can write to us at 1, Vernon Mews, London W14 0RL, or send a brief summary by filling in the box below. This will be responded to in a day or two, and a member of the Spontaneous Cases Committee will normally be assigned to contact you and obtain details of your experience.
Photographs: We can sometimes give an opinion about unusual photographs, but we will rarely do so for pictures which refer to the phenomena of orbs. (Note that any opinion given is that of the individual. The Society, per se, cannot express any opinion.) In our experience they are usually explainable as being due to normal and well understood mechanisms. For further information reading this type of phenomenon you may find useful explanations on a number of photography websites and camera manufacturers own information pages.
If you are reporting an ongoing poltergeist or haunting, your enquiry will be passed to our highly experienced investigation team. They will contact you at the earliest opportunity to discuss your situation in more detail and the options that are available. These may include us visiting you and conducting an investigation. Please note, that at present the option to carry out a location visit or an investigation is only available for UK enquiries. The investigation team cannot undertake to rid a location of apparent phenomena, but may be able to advise about its possible nature. They will of course take into account the possible stress experienced by witnesses, and the need to preserve anonymity.
Please be prepared to give as much information as possible when asked, and to respond as fully as possible to follow up questions, as many factors may be important in explaining these strange happenings.
Privacy Notice: The SPR adheres to the General Data Protection Regulations as explained in the SPR Privacy and Data Protection Policy (https://www.spr.ac.uk/about/spr-privacy-data-protection-policy) Some basic information about you is necessary to give context, such as where you live, your age and circumstances, but material that we archive will be anonymised and contact details kept separately and only given, with your permission, to bona fide researchers, should they wish to contact you at a future date. We may also ask your permission to possibly publish your story (suitably anonymised) in our publications at some future date.
Advice may be given, if requested, as to the nature of the phenomena but it must be understood that the SPR itself holds no corporate opinion.
Witnesses: The more the better for any phenomena that you may report, especially if they are willing to be contacted.
“JOTT”: a collective word for incidents often dismissed as “ Just One of Those Things”, it is the phenomenon whereby an object appears to be misplaced, or seems to have disappeared, and reappears in a place you are convinced nobody put it. For example, your glasses vanish from your desk and turn up in the kitchen drawer, though you are certain you did not put them there, or perhaps after a search you find them where they should have been in the first place. You may even find a pair of spectacles nearby, similar to yours but not the same. If something of the sort has happened to you, please let us know.
Mediumship, Healing and Extra Sensory Perception (reading minds or seeing what is happening elsewhere) talents : We are of course very interested if you think you have such talents, and may ask if you are willing to be contacted to be tested at some future date. We may recommend that you approach other institutions that can help you in developing your skills, should you wish.
Premonitions: As much detail as possible, with witness testimony if possible, are of particular interest. If these happen to you regularly, then we would be willing to store your impressions of possible future events in the expectation that you would inform us if and when they came to pass. This would constitute valuable data.
Out of Body Experiences: This is when you are aware of floating outside your body. If you then reported some event that you were not actually bodily present at, this would be most evidential.
Near Death Experience: Usually in the context of a medical crisis, a near death experience could constitute evidence of survival.
Medical issues: Occasionally paranormal phenomena are bound up with medical problems with which you might be suffering. They are often associated with stressful events, recent or in the past but unresolved. Some medications can have side effects which include perceptual disturbances. Please do not be offended if you are asked about the possibility of medical problems, and what medication you might be taking. You have every right not to give such information of course. It may be, though, that you are advised to get checked out medically. Psychedelic substances and other mind-altering drugs may be associated with some types of paranormal experiences, which may be valid.
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