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.
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.Witnesses
The more the better for any phenomena that you may report, especially if they are willing to be contacted.Advice
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.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.“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 Experiences
Usually in the context of a medical crisis, a near death experience could constitute evidence of survival.Photographs and other media
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 about this type of phenomenon you may find useful explanations on a number of photography websites and camera manufacturer’s own information pages. All media should be provided with a full description of its context, details of the camera, and such like.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
These may be associated with some types of paranormal experiences, which may be valid.Privacy Notice
The SPR adheres to the General Data Protection Regulations as explained in the SPR Privacy and 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.
What happens to the information you provide to the SPR.
The information you provide to the SPR will be made up of details about your experience, but also personal information that will allow us to contact you in order to progress our understanding of your anomalous experience (personal information, is best described as your name, email address, telephone numbers and postal address).
It will be read and evaluated by our Case Coordinator.
The Case Coordinator will share the details of your experience without your personal information in order for other members of the Spontaneous Cases Committee to comment.
Please note that members of the Spontaneous Cases Committee are trusted volunteers who work from home; using their own IT equipment and personal email accounts.
Sometimes it is considered that no further action need be taken with your information and you will be informed and thanked for your contribution.
If your enquiry is about a current and ongoing disturbance, our Investigations Officer will contact you and if necessary arrange for your enquiry to be dealt with by a member of our experienced investigation team.
If your enquiry is regarding a past experience, then a member of the Spontaneous Cases Committee will contact you in order to document your experience further.
Please note, that this communication will be from the Spontaneous Cases Committee members own personal email account.
The Case Coordinator will pass on your personal information to the Spontaneous Cases Committee member that will investigate your case and only to that member.
They will then maintain communication with you as they document the experience by capturing as much information as they believe is necessary; which could be via yours and others witness testimony; and possibly media such as audio, video and photography.
A report is then compiled by the Spontaneous Cases Committee member that is investigating your experience based on their findings.
When you submit your experience using the form below, you are agreeing to the above method for handling your experience and personal information. If you do not agree with our approach or are concerned that your experience or personal information may be at risk, then please do not submit your experience.
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