Parapsychology Foundation

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The Parapsychology Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 1951 by the medium Eileen J. Garrett and Frances Payne Bolton, Ohio's first female representative in Congress.[1][2] The foundation is based in New York. They offer grants and scholarships to those undertaking study in the paranormal.[1][3] The organization also founded the Eileen J. Garrett Library, in Greenport.[2]

Garrett claimed to be a medium and founded the organization with the explicit purpose of scientifically proving the existence of the soul.[4]

The current executive director is Lisette Coly, granddaughter of Garrett.[1][3] At one point the organisation owned a conference centre in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France and has subsequently hosted numerous conferences.[5] At their New York headquarters, they host numerous lecture series.[6] As of 2001 the organisation had 200 active researchers.[2] The organisation publishes the International Journal of Parapsychology.[3][6]


  1. ^ a b c Alpert, Lukas (August 4, 2001). "Parapsychology foundation provides resource to science out of mainstream". The Associated Press State & Local Wire.
  2. ^ a b c Alpert, Lukas (August 5, 2001). "Parapsychologists return favor for foundation's financial help". South Bend Tribune. pp. A6.
  3. ^ a b c "Parapsychology Foundation". The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World. Vol. 1. Harper Element. p. 525.
  4. ^ Hurwitt, Sam (October 20, 2002). "Crossing Over Supernatural memoirs chart strange sojourns". East Bay Express.
  5. ^ "Laura Archera Huxley". The Times. December 28, 2001. p. 71.
  6. ^ a b "The Skeptical Psychic ... Feel the Burn". New York Observer. November 20, 2000.

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