Loyd Auerbach is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and author of Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal and Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide. His first book, ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists, dealt with the ways parapsychologists investigate psychic phenomena outside the laboratory, and the misconceptions of the phenomena held by the public, and was named the "Sacred Text" on ghosts by Newsweek. His second book, Psychic Dreaming, dealt with the current understanding of dreams in general and psychic dreams in particular. His third, Reincarnation, Channeling, and Possession was released by Warner in April, 1993. His fourth book, Mind Over Matter, took a look at the abilities of psychokinesis both on the body and outside the body. His newest book, covering many of his more interesting investigations, is A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium.
Loyd Auerbach has been an Adjunct Professor at JFK University since 1983, and also served on the faculty of the Rosebridge Graduate School for Integrative Psychology in Concord, CA 1996-98. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University (1978), and an M.S. in Parapsychology from JFK University (1981). He serves on the Advisory Board for the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.
A resident of an Eastbay community outside of San Francisco & Oakland, where he lives with his wife, Professor Auerbach has been teaching Parapsychology and related topics for several years in the Bay Area—and, before that, in New York.
He was Public Information and Media Consultant to the American Society for Psychical Research (http://www.aspr.com) in New York City from 1982 through mid-1983. There he acted as a spokesperson and as an intermediary to facilitate communication between the media and the parapsychological community. He is still a member of that organization, an associate member of the Parapsychological Association (http://www.parapsych.org), and a corresponding member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (http://www.scientificexploration.org).
For more than 25 years, he has been investigating cases of reported paranormal phenomena, helping people understand what may (or may not) be going on in their lives. In 1989, he founded the Office of Paranormal Investigations, a group for people to call when they believe they have a psychic or paranormal experience or disturbance, and a resource center for Media, businesspeople, scientists, law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other parapsychologists.
Loyd is very interested and concerned with media portrayals of the phenomena and the science of Parapsychology. He has been a consultant to various television producers and writers in the United States, Japan, and Great Britain, providing both scientific and creative input, as well as help in promotion. Most recently he has been involved with shows for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, TechTV, the Discovery Channel, A&E and the Learning Channel. He keeps tabs on the media's portrayal of Parapsychology through his constant contact with media people, watching too much TV and seeing too many movies, through his familiarity and use of the LexisNexis information services (as a part-time Special Consultant to their San Francisco office) and through surfing the Net.
Besides his media work and consulting with other parapsychologists, Auerbach also consults with other professionals. He has consulted with other attorneys and law enforcement officials in cases dealing with psychic phenomena and belief in the supernatural.
Loyd Auerbach is also President of the Psychic Entertainers Association, and is himself an accomplished Mentalist and Psychic Entertainer, performing mainly for private parties, corporations, and at colleges and restaurants as Professor Paranormal.