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The Instructor: Loyd AuerbachLoyd Auerbach, M.S.
Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations
Paranormal Research Organization
Adjunct Professor, JFK University
Rhine Research Center Advisory Board member
Loyd Auerbach has been in and around Parapsychology since his teenage years. After gaining his M.S. in Parapsychology from John F. Kennedy University in northern California in 1981, he worked as Public Information and Media Consultant to the American Society for Psychical Research in New York City. He came back to the Bay Area and has been on faculty at JFK University since 1983, and founded the Office of Paranormal Investigations officially in 1989 (though he'd already been conducting investigations for 10 years). He is a Past President of the California Society for Psychical Study and was a long-time contributor and columnist for FATE Magazine (1991-2004). He is on the advisory board of the Rhine Research Center, and is a member of the Parapsychological Association and the Society for Scientific Exploration.
He holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University and a graduate degree in Parapsychology from JFK University.
He has worked as a consultant on the paranormal for organizations in the field of Parapsychology, as well as for a variety of media. For the latter, he has consulted on a number of TV series and shows, including the Travel Channel's America's Most Haunted Places.
He is the author of several books and audio CDs. His most recent books A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (Atriad Press, 2005), and two from Ronin Publishing in 2004, Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal and Hauntings and Poltergeists: The Ghost Hunter's Guide.
His first book, ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist's Handbook was named the "Sacred Text" on Ghosts by Newsweek in 1996. He was co-producer for and appears on camera in the video documentary The Haunting of the USS Hornet.
He is a professional speaker on the college circuit, with his lecture True Tales of Ghosts and Hauntings. In addition, he lectures and teaches on a variety of other paranormally related topics. Of special interest to ghost hunters is his lecture What Ghost Hunters Should Know About Parapsychology.
He is a professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal -- a title that follows him into his more serious work. He has been a member of the international organization the Psychic Entertainers Association since 1997, was President from 2001-2005, and is currently serving on their Board of Directors. Between 1982 and 1996, he performed mainly as a magician. He has often been called as a consultant to researchers with respect to possible psychic fraud and how to control against it.
Loyd Auerbach has appeared on well over 100 national and local TV shows, and many hundreds of radio shows, including Criss Angel: Mindfreak, Larry King Live, In Search Of, Unsolved Mysteries, The Today Show, Oprah, Sightings, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Coast to Coast AM, and Late Night with David Letterman. He is constantly haunting occasional new shows and many re-runs on the Travel Channel, A&E, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Sci Fi Channel, and The Learning Channel. He is featured in and was Series Consultant for the Travel Channel mini-series "America's Most Haunted Places."
He has been conducting his investigations and research in the world of psychic phenomena and the paranormal for nearly 3 decades.
Books, CDs and Videos by Loyd Auerbach