You are here: And So It Begins.... FAQs
Here is the most often requested information from and/or about us...
1. How do I contact your organization about an experience that I have had?
2. Does ParaResearchers "clear houses" or offer psychic readings or tests?
No. We do offer information and will try to help when possible, but we do not offer these services.
3. Why are UFOs included on a paranormal website?
There are strong paranormal or PSI connections to some of these accounts and therefore we feel comfortable including this topic within our site and areas of research interest.
4. What are your views on the subjects presented on this site?
We as an organization do not ascribe to any one belief, hypothesis, theory, idea etc. Of course we have our own individual viewpoints and interests and we do respect each other’s rights to personal beliefs - free of judgements and UNPRODUCTIVE criticism as opposed to healthy debate. To quote a colleague “ we do not preach nor limit ourselves by believing or not believing in one answer to anything.”
We encourage you to read through our site and other similar sites and form your own opinions on the information presented.
5. How often is this website updated?
We update the website on a frequent basis usually no longer than once per month. Please check back often for new articles, and reports.
6. Where are all of your photos & video?
Our photos, and video when available are found throughout this website. Granted our collection is small in comparison to some of the other paranormal research websites out there; this is due to the fact that we do not endorse the idea that ‘orb’ photos constitute ‘proof’ of spirit energies at this time. It is also our belief that a large portion of photos mistaken as ufos, orbs, mists, vortices et al are in fact the result of lens flares, light leaks, insects, dust particles, camera straps etc. This is not to say there are no photos, which depict genuine anomalies - only that they are very rare. For this reason we keep our online collection small and encourage readers to make up their own minds in regards to them. For submitting “orb” photos please read through our criteria for submission first. Thank you.
7. How much do you get paid for this?
We DO NOT personally get paid salaries or receive any monetary compensation either for our research efforts or through this website. We are all volunteers and expenses in regards to investigations research etc is funded solely from our own pockets or through private donations to PSICAN our parent organization.
8. How much do you charge for membership?
We do not charge membership fees/dues. Membership is limited to by invitation only at this time – when/if this should change all-pertinent information will be posted to this page. If you are interested in assisting us with our research efforts or in another capacity you are invited to contact one of our directors via email. Contact information is provided on our About Us & Submissions pages.
9. How can I help your organization in furthering your investigation and studies?
We are always looking for good quality research and articles on paranormal subjects.
Please note that we cannot offer monetary compensation for any work that is submitted. However if accepted your articles and work will be shared among our readership and through our online presence.
(2.) Sharing your own experiences with us greatly contributes to our data collection, and research. Your privacy will be respected and confidentiality is assured. You may fill out our reporting forms or contact us via email.
(3.) Consider a financial gift.
10. How do I become a professional paranormal investigator?
We are non-profit and made up of volunteers so perhaps we are the wrong source to ask. To date we know of no accredited university or non-profit educational institute within the province of Ontario that offers parapsychology as a major or full-time course and therefore we consider ourselves to be amateurs who are pursuing an enjoyable hobby. The majority of paranormal investigators fund their own research interests independently and maintain employment within other fields. The best advice we can offer is to READ as much material as you can on your topic/s of interest especially those of varying viewpoints. A good investigator in our opinion will consider ALL possibilities while continually questioning those possibilities reasonably and objectively at the same time. An education in science, history and courses on folklore will also be extremely helpful to you as will networking with others whom share your interests. We wish you all the best in your endeavours!
11. May I use one of your articles, photos etc?
With the exception of material presented by outside sources ALL articles, photos, sketches, etc belong and are copyrighted to Para-Researchers Of Ontario and may not be used in any format whatsoever without the express written permission of one of our administrators. Just ask first and in most cases we probably will say go ahead - no problem - provided that full (c) - contact info is respected and made available.
12. I am a student. I need information. Can you help me?
Yes! We are happy to help anyone with information if/when possible. Please be specific with your question/s.
13. Where are all of your media credits?
In closing if you have any further questions please contact us and we will make every attempt to answer them in a timely fashion.