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Project Core is a long-term study of paranormal accounts submitted voluntarily and anonymously by the interested public. Our goals are as follows:
1.) To identify shared elements between every type of paranormal encounter submitted, if such elements exist.
2.) To identify common traits between the experiencers themselves, if any exist.
3.) To compare and contrast genuine experiences with imagined ones. For this, we present an option for people who have never had any sort of paranormal experience to write a fictitious account of what they think it would be like to, for example, encounter Bigfoot, live in a haunted house, have a near death experience, or be abducted by aliens.
Over the next 10 months we will collect your stories as well as answers to some questions that interest us. This is not a gathering of accounts for a book, film or anything profit-driven – only research into paranormal experiences and those who have had them. It’s an anonymous submitting process, but one that requires raw truth no matter how odd or unbelievable. This is not an exclusive data collection process – ghosts, PK, ESP, possession, non-human contacts, etc. are all sought and welcomed. When we complete our analyses, we will present our findings in a paper that will be freely available to all.
This is where we start over – and try to get to the core of what's at work in paranormal experiencers' lives.
If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this study, please visit:
All future updates will be announced at: http://paratopia.org
Project Core Members:
Dr. Kimbal E. Cooper is a Professor of Biomedical Sciences who teaches evidence-based medicine and epidemiology to medical, physician assistant, and biomedical sciences graduate students. His research interests have been in the physiology of ion transport and mathematical modeling in the medical sciences.
Dr. Tyler Kokjohn received his PhD. in Biochemistry from Loyola University Chicago.He is presently a Professor of Microbiology and member of a team investigating Alzheimer's disease biochemisty.
Jeff Ritzmann is a commercial designer specializing in digital and analog imaging. He has been involved in UFO field research / investigation and image analysis for 25 years, and founded the first online experiencer support group.
Jeremy Vaeni is the author of I Know Why The Aliens Don't Land! and Urgency. He is also director of the experiencer arts & advocacy group, Culture of Contact.
How did UFO/abduction phenomena come to be widely "known" as alien in nature? Is it fair to say that the alien view is built upon works of fiction?
When last I posted here I was wondering aloud, where the Paratopia show goes from here? And the answer is, it just keeps going. The Fates keep dropping great guests in our lap. Some of those guests are important to the whole of ufology. This Friday's is one of those.
Paratopia's most important episodes for ufology since the Emma Woods saga are now unfolding. Where does the show go from here? Where does ufology? Perhaps the answer is singular. Perhaps we don't control it.