National Paranormal Society NPS FOCUS June 2016 - Page 58

With the boom of paranormal claims surfacing in Europe during the 1850's, founders William Barrett and Edmund Dawson Rogers to created the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) in London. The purpose of the society was to investigate a large body of debatable phenomena such as mesmeric, psychical, and spiritualistic phenomena in the same enquiry which enabled science to solve problems. Today, the society still promotes and supports the main ideas of such research as spontaneous phenomena, mediumship and psychical research. Certain universities throughout Europe offer the academic

subject of parapsychology, and student colobrate with the society. The society hosts a psychical research library which is continuously maintained and updated in its offices in London and at the Cambridge University library. The society has its own publications in which one can discover a wealth of wide-ranging material relating to experiments as well as investigations, both past and present.

Though Europe offers a wealth of tourist attractions, it also hosts a plethora of myths, superstitions, legends, paranormal phenomena, and various ancient locations and artifacts that researchers marvel over today. While touring Europe, you'll be certain to cross the unexplained and phenomenal. If you're seeking something more than the normal, a tour of Europe should be added to your bucket list.

Contributor: Jeni M. Duell

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