The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research

Office of Scientific Investigation and Research

The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research - the O.S.I.R.- is a private organization that, among its many activities, scientifically explores incidents which might be paranormal in nature. These include such areas as haunting and poltergeist phenomena, possessions, exorcisms, miracles, psi-related phenomena (including psychokinesis, precognition, altered states, near-death experiences and channeling), geophysical mysteries, astral projection, reincarnation and telepathy.

"The O.S.I.R. takes an objective, engineer-assisted and empirically-driven look at reported events with a view toward proving a hoax, looking for natural causes or analyzing the unexplained aspects, if there are any. I donít think anyone has the body of cases we do." noted Dan Aykroyd.

While the O.S.I.R. has been in operation for a number of years, it has traditionally preferred to remain low profile. All details about cases - from location of investigations to identities of people involved - are strictly confidential; the reasons range form the potential to violate scientific protocol to respect for the privacy of those affected by the phenomena or incidents. The organization's visibility has been purposely limited to occasionally serving as experts to national television newscasts, news magazine programs, radio and selected newspapers and magazines.

The organization finally agreed to release some of its closed files at the request of actor / writer / producer / musician Dan Aykroyd, a life long student of the paranormal who wanted to bring his personal interest to television and to those with similar interest. In Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, fictional dramas have been woven from the essence of selected O.S.I.R. cases - making the series the only such dramatic anthology inspired by actual incidents.

The O.S.I.R. Handbook

More on the O.S.I.R.

OSIR Team Round Table
An example of an OSIR round table session.

Books that refer to the O.S.I.R.

Haunted Places in the American South

By Alan Brown. Your guide to little known supernatural spots in Dixie
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The Very Scary Almanac

by Eric Elfman. Creepy Culture, Freaky Phenomena, and Frightening Facts.
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Magick & Rituals of the Moon

by Edain McCoy. Silver lady of the night, shine brightly with your magick light.
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Real-life X-files: investigating the paranormal

By Joe Nickell. A passionate skeptic looks for the truth in paranormal claims.
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Related (Conspiracy) Links

O.S.I.R. : the Ultra Top Secret Agenda of a Scientific Organization

Mt Shasta Bigfoot & UFOs

Unauthenticated OSIR Account

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