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Mission Statement

ARPAST is a science-based research group dedicated to furthering our measured understanding of anomalous and unexplained phenomena. Our goal is not to "prove" or "disprove" the existence of "ghosts" or "spirits." To carry such an agenda would be to presume an understanding of that which is not currently completely understood.

We are NOT "ghost busters," nor do we do "interventions", "cleansings", or "exorcisms." BEWARE - those who claim to provide such "services" are irresponsibly propagating fraudulent claims. Since paranormal phenomena remains mostly unexplained, how could anyone effectively provide those services with any certainty of success?

To that end, our mission is to document, collect, and analyze environmental and corroborated data surrounding paranormal events, using scientific methodologies, state-of-the-art equipment, software applications, and custom relational databases, while ruling out or uncovering any possible explanatory causes for such phenomena.

Utilizing this unique methodology, we hope to reveal and examine correlations while uncovering statistical trends which may lead us to better understand the mechanics of such phenomena. We believe that this, in turn, may lead to a better, objective understanding of the nature of the phenomena as well.

ARPAST has applied for 501(c)3 non-profit/tax-exempt status, and are awaiting final disposition. All of our research and investigations are conducted free of charge. Financing of this organization is made possible through individual member support, private donations, group sponsored fund raising events, and/or research grants. Once our tax-exempt status has been granted, any donations provided to this organization will be tax deductible.