Parapsychology & Consciousness Research

Experimental lab research and field investigation

I research psi (psychic) phenomena (extra sensory perception and psychokinesis) and how people process such ‘anomalous’ or exceptional experiences. Having studied at 5 UK universities so far, I teach and research with the University of Northampton and, University of Central Lancashire on complementary projects exploring the lived experience of psychic abilities in both adults and children. My academic pursuit is focussed on altered states of consciousness and the role of sensory processing tools and techniques (including REST, Ganzfeld and floatation tanks) that appear to support spontaneous phenomena. Of particular interest is the intersection of psi with sensitivity (the innate trait of the ‘highly sensitive person’) – and how we might cultivate such experiences of deep interconnection, for personal and collective growth.

<< image: that’s me in the Ganzfeld, pic by para-buddy Mike Daw

Floatation and Altered States

My PhD project

The working title is: Sensory isolation in floatation tanks as a method of promoting psi phenomena. It’s precisely that – an experiment involving people who float in a float tank for an hour, which is complemented by a precognition task. I am investigating the frequency of ‘correct guesses’ compared to chance expectation and, the phenomenology and states of consciousness of what people experience. Furthermore, I am examining the ‘traits and states’ of the participants including ‘sensory processing sensitivity’ (highly sensitive persons).

<< image: me standing in a dense MGSO4 solution in a temporary float tank

Kirsty with robo frog at Wyrd Experience


Supporting the P.E.A.R legacy & leading new PK research

A proud member of team WYRD, in my role of ‘chief research wyrdo’, I support the ‘world’s only interactive consciousness lab’ – the WYRD Experience – at Broughton Sanctuary in Yorkshire. WYRD Experience houses the entire contents of the former Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory which ran for 28 years producing substantial data on the reality of psychokinesis (mind over matter) using Random Event Generator (REG) technology. You can come and play here (by appointment) and explore the experiments for yourself. We also conduct new PK research and develop new kit such as the ‘Wyrdscope’ designed to detect syntropy, or ‘changes in the field of consciousness’. I am also the liaison for others wishing to conduct research or experiments e.g. students in conjunction with their academic institutions. We also produce educational and psychospiritual events and retreats. Contact me if you’d like to arrange a visit or/ and to take part in research.

Take a look at WYRD:
<< image: that’s a selfie with the P.E.A.R frog robot controlled by a REG

Kirsty by Doralba Picerno, inspired by medium Florence Cook

Paranormal Investigation /Consultancy

Private and public consulting

As well as working with experiencers to gently explore and integrate their psychic and anomalous experiences in a therapeutic capacity, I have considerable field experience in investigating claims of anomalous environmental activity e.g. hauntings. I have consulted for many media outlets including Most Haunted and was a leading feature in the BBC’s ‘Psychic Detectives’ show in 2005. As a conference speaker and contributor to formal investigative organisations, I am a member of the Society for Psychical Research, Parapsychological Association and private and unnamed ‘paranormal think-tank’. I have also served as a council member of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research, written for a number of peer and public publications and and have supported ‘ghost-hunt’ groups across the UK and abroad in their investigatory technique, ethics, safety and interpretation of findings.

Please email me for any private, public or media queries.
<< image: me inspired by Victorian medium Florence Cook, by Dorlaba Picerno