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Unlike so many people who call themselves parapsychologists, Prof. Loyd Auerbach really is one.  He holds a Graduate degree in parapsychology (as well as Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology).  He is the creator and principal instructor of the Parapsychological Studies Certification Program at HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA which was approved by the State of California. It is available for on campus students and for distance learning.  He is the founder and Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations as well as a consulting editor and a columnist for Fate Magazine.  Loyd has also served as a past president of the California Society for Psychic Study and is a co-founder of thr Paranormal Research Organization.  He was the Public Information and Media Consultant to the American Society of Psychical Research in 1982-83 and on the Core Faculty of the Graduate Parapsychology Program at John F. Kennedy University (However this academic program no longer currently exists).   He is currently on the Advisory Board of the Rhine Research Center.

He is the author of ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists : A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (ISBN: 978-0-446-34951-2) which was named the “Sacred Text” on ghosts by Newsweek.  He has also authored A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (ISBN: 978-1-933177-04-5),   Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide (ISBN: 978-1-57951-072-5),   Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal (ISBN: 978-1-57951-067-1),   Mind Over Matter (ISBN: 978-1-57566-047-9),   Reincarnation, Channeling and Possession: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (ISBN: 978-0-446-36333-4)   and Psychic Dreaming: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (ISBN: 978-0-446-36056-2)

He has been investigating the paranormal for over 30 years and is considered an international expert on ghosts, poltergeists, and psychic phenomena.  He has appeared on many TV programs for such programs on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, the Learning Channel, A&E, the History Channel, the Sci Fi Channel,  and TechTV.  Some of the shows he has been asked to appear on including; Larry King Live, Oprah, the today Show, Unsolved Mysteries, Late Night with David Letterman, Sightings, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Mediums: We See Dead People, Evening Magazine, and the Coast-to-Coast radio program to name a few.

Loyd Auerbach is a professional speaker, working mainly on the college circuit. He frequently consults with journalists and TV production personnel regarding stories and programs on the paranormal.

His favorite quotes comes from his old friend Martin Caidin, “It shouldn’t be happening….but it IS!”

The San Francisco Examiner has called him “The Sam Spade of Real Ghostbusters”.

Loyd’s work in the field of paranormal research has directly or indirectly affected and inspired everyone in the field of paranormal investigations today, from you and me, to Jason and Grant from Ghost Hunters/TAPS, to the Klinge Brothers from Everyday Paranormal/Ghost Lab and everyone else you have seen on TV or read about.

He is also an accomplished professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal before private and corporate groups. He served as President of the Psychic Entertainers Association for four terms from 2001-2005.

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President John Galvin with Prof. Loyd Auerbach

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