Below are just a few (so far) of the organisations I have found out there dealing with
the paranormal, ghost hunting and hauntings.
As previously stated, this does not necessarily mean that I endorse, support or agree with whatever they do - make up your own minds.
I have tried to keep them split into geographical locations, and will be adding more as I find them.
The Ghost Club
The Ghost Club is the oldest organisation in the world associated with psychical research. It was founded in 1862 but has its roots in Cambridge University where, in 1855, fellows at Trinity College began to discuss ghosts and psychic phenomena. Past members include Charles Dickens, Siegfried Sassoon, Harry Price, Donald Campbell, Peter Cushing, Peter Underwood, Maurice Grosse, Sir Shane Leslie and Eric Maple.
The College of Psychic Studies
Founded in 1884 it is one of the oldest organisations of it's kind. Based in London.
The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena
Investigating the weird and anomalous since 1981.
The Scottish Society for Psychical Research
Founded by Professor Archie Roy in 1987. Research and lectures on the paranormal.
Society for Psychical Research
Based in London. Their website states that "The SPR was the first organisation established to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena using scientific principles"
Koestler Parapsychology Unit
The Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) is a research group based in the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh.
Liverpool Hope University Parapsychology Research Group
I think the title says it all - no need to expand further.
European Journal of Parapsychology
Based in Derby - a peer-reviewed scientific journal for research, particularly theoretical and theory-driven empirical work relating to the field of parapsychology.
Survival After Death
News and articles on mediumship, Psi and survival after death
Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit
The unit is based at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is part of the Department of Psychology. The research unit was set up by Professor Chris French in 2000.
The University of Northampton
Parapsychological research is conducted within the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP). The centre focuses on the study of transpersonal and parasychological experiences and phenomena.
American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AAEVP)
An association dealing with EVP, or electric voice phenomenon. There are a few actual recordings on there.
International Society For Paranormal Research
Again, based in the USA. Ghost investigations.
Paranormal Research Organization
Their website quotes "The Paranormal Research Organization: Supporting the serious and
knowledgeable paranormal field researchers and investigators, while providing educational resources for the snowballing number of well-meaning, but sometimes misguided enthusiasts" - they are based in the US.
American Institute of Parapsychology
The AIP is a non-profit research and educational organization. Our studies enable us to gain greater understanding about the anomalous aspects of human experience.
ParaScience Paranormal Investigations
Based on the Wirral in the UK (just across the Mersey from Liverpool) Para.Science was established to conduct serious study, research and investigation into all types of paranormal phenomena.
Southern Ontario Paranormal Society
A team of investigators researching the historic and paranormal aspects of reputed hot spots in Ontario, Canada, including private residences and places of business.
Trails End Paranormal Society
Based in Oregon USA. TEPS performs paranormal research as well as several historic preservation projects. They also host the Rose City Paranormal Conference.
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research
The study of consciousness-related physical phenomena.
New England Anomalies Research (NEAR)
Investigating anomalies suspected to be of paranormal origin
The Committe for Skeptical Enquiry
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues.
The Center for Thanatology Research and Education
Thanatology is the academic, and often scientific, study of death among human beings. It investigates the circumstances surrounding a person's death, the grief experienced by the deceased's loved ones, and larger social attitudes towards death such as ritual and memorialization.
The website states: "The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena".
Parapsychology Foundation Lyceum
The Parapsychology Foundation Lyceum is committed to “Advancing Education in Parapsychology.”
The Windbridge Institute
Based in Tucson Arizona. It is an independent research organisation investigating what our minds, bodies and spirits are capable of.