RISEUP has distributed questionnaires to a
number of volunteers willing to participate in a
blind study into cases of alleged hauntings. A
large number of seemingly trustworthy witnesses
will be asked to report on their experiences
(e.g. apparitions, sudden changes in
temperature, a strong sense of presence) in a
reputedly active location. The study will
explore the psychological and environmental
mechanisms that correlate to apparent evidence
of ‘ghostly’ activity. This effect will not be
related to participants’ prior knowledge about
the reputation of the location. The study is
scheduled for late 2013 or early 2014.
The experiment will be held in Rhode Island
and if would like to participate, contact us at:
email@example.com and write "case
study" in the subject line.
"The Reality of Ghosts" from
WMCT-TV on Vimeo.
RISEUP has agreed in principle with Executive Producer
Dan Guindon of WCMT-TV in Marlborough, Ma. to begin filming a TV series based on
his documentary "The Reality of Ghosts" that aired on that station in October of
2013. RISEUP will team with Spirit Medium Tiffany Rice in investigating
reputedly haunted locations throughout New England. The series will continue to
focus on the premise of T.R.O.G. in providing a rational, objective and inside
look at the field of paranormal investigation through the lens of historic
research, the participant/observer approach and data analysis.
Ms. Rice (pictured below) will offer a different
perspective providing psychic impressions gleaned from her walkthroughs of the
locations. Results of the two approaches will be pooled and at times, tested
against each other to arrive at reasonable conclusions for the existence or
non-existence of paranormal activity.