About the PSIRO
The Paranormal Study and Investigative Research Organization was founded by Christopher "Topher" M. Young in 2009, after Young spent the better part of 4 years with another paranormal society. When PSIRO was being created, Young wanted to create an organization dedicated to offering critical research towards the paranormal after noticing a lack of structure and organization by many other claimed paranormal research organizations and investigators.
Once erected, the PSIRO announced its goals and plans for the future of the organization and the paranormal community, which was met with skepticism and even negative feedback. Regardless, Topher continued to build and organize the PSIRO to the degree that he felt was important and missing in the paranormal research community. After a year of planning and building, the PSIRO was still under way, but beginning to gain respect and admiration by fellow researchers and like-minded individuals. Other began seeing the promise of something substantial.
In 2010, the organization developed the Advocates for Scientific Paranormal Investigation and Research (ASPIR), a sub-organization that, as the name states, advocates to implement higher degrees of scientific methodology in paranormal research and study. By devising and creating strict guidelines and standard research protocols for the main organization and its affiliate advocates, the ASPIR hopes to help adopt a general guidelines and standards of practice utilized by the paranormal research community.
The PSIRO has its sights on setting the bar for paranormal research and study with the help and aid of other science based research organizations in the paranormal community. Along with the help of the ASPIR, the organization continues to develop an online peer review system for critical review and analysis of case studies, field, and laboratory research conducted in the paranormal research community.
THE ROLE & SCOPE OF THE PSIRO & ITS AFFILIATE GROUPS
The purposes of the research programs administered by the PSIRO are to:
a) Investigate claims of paranormal and supernatural phenomena that will lead to a better understanding of the natural and potential supernatural world.
b) Develop the research capacity of the paranormal research field by supporting the education and training of serious minded investigators
d) Present all data and information obtained during field investigations and case studies for peer review and analysis by other teams and the scientific community.
The PSIRO is interested in high quality scientific investigation and limits its approval of applications to those projects that have reasonable promise of revealing important scientific knowledge. Investigators and organizations are encouraged to identify areas that need exploration under paranormal auspices and to seek out the best possible application of their own talents, skills, and interests to that exploration.
The PSIRO does not claim to be experts in paranormal phenomena. We are fully aware and understand that paranormal phenomena has not been proven to exist nor has any sufficient evidence been brought to light that would suggest otherwise. Regardless of the lack of sufficient evidence, thousands of people claim to experience currently unexplained events that warrant investigation and research to verify if they are truly explainable or not.