- M.S. in Parapsychology, John F. Kennedy University
- B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Northwestern University
Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
Loyd Auerbach is well-known to the public and his colleagues as a leading expert on Ghosts and Psychic Experience. With a Master's degree in Parapsychology, he is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, a Professor at Atlantic University (Virginia Beach, VA) and at JFK University (Pleasant Hill, CA), and creator and Instructor of the Certificate Program in Parapsychological Studies at HCH Institute, available both in California and for distance learning. He is the co-author, with the late psychic Annette Martin, of the new book The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco (Craven Street Books, 2011).
After being appointed to the faculty of Atlantic University in late 2010 to help develop and teach online Parapsychology courses -- he began teaching one online course, Principles of Parapsychology, for the university early in 2011.
He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center, and was previously a member of the Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Windbridge Institute and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Forever Family Foundation. He was a Consulting Editor and columnist for FATE magazine from 1991-2004 and is quite active in the parapsychological community.
Auerbach is the author of seven other books on the Paranormal, including A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (Atriad Press, 2005), Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide (Ronin Publishing, 2004) and Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal (Ronin, 2004). His first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist's Handbook (Warner Books, 1986) was named the "Sacred Text" on Ghosts in 1996.
In addition, he has contributed a lengthy essay, "Parapsychology for Ghost Hunters," to the 2011 book Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings: Am I Being Haunted?, edited by Michael Pye and Kirsten Dalley (New Page Books, 2011).
He is a professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal, a title that follows him into his more serious work. He is a past President of the Psychic Entertainers Association, a past member of their Board of Directors, and current serves the role of event planner of their annual meeting.
His knowledge and experience of magic and mentalism, coupled with his background in Parapsychology and broad knowledge of other sciences has led to a number of researchers to consult with him, especially with regard to laboratory controls and where potential for psychic fraud has existed.
He has appeared in thousands of radio, podcast, and print interviews, and hundreds of national and local TV shows including The View, Ghost Adventures, Larry King Live, Oprah, Criss Angel: Mindfreak, Sightings, In Search Of, The Today Show, Unsolved Mysteries, and Late Night with David Letterman. He can be seen frequently on A&E, BIO, the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Syfy, the Discovery Channel, and TLC (as many of his cable appearances are in eternal reruns).
You can read a number of his past articles for free, and find additional information about Parapsychology, the Office of Paranormal Investigations, and Professor Paranormal on his website, The Paranormal Network.
But he's more than a mere parapsychologist and psychic entertainer. He's been conducting guided chocolate tastings for several years and in 2009, he completed a professional chocolatier course. Mid 2012 will (finally) see the launch of his book on chocolate, entitled Haunted By Chocolate: How to Go from Chocoholic to Chocolate Gourmet. In the meantime, you can purchase some of his ghost drops and very shortly his Cocoa Oracle chocolate fortune pieces -- at www.hauntedbychocolate.com