The staff of the Division welcomes information about unusual or anomalous experiences that appear to challenge normal explanations. Click here for a description of our research.
If you would like to submit a case (your own or one known to you) please write a detailed description of the experience. We strongly prefer to have information about cases and personal accounts sent to us in writing.
- Near-death experiences: If you would like to share an account of a near-death experience and the after-effects, please email Senior Research Specialist, Dr. Marieta Pehlivanova at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- After death communications: If you have an account of an after death communication, once again please email Senior Research Specialist Dr. Marieta Pehlivanova at email@example.com .
- Children who report memories of a previous life (reincarnation): If you have an account of a child who is reporting memories of a previous life, please send your email to our research assistant, Diane Morini at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Meditation, mindfulness and unusual experiences: If you have an account to share of an unusual experience associated with your meditation and/or mindfulness practice, please send your descriptive email on to DOPS Research Specialist, Liz Hanchak at Liz.email@example.com who is working with Primary Investigator, Dr. Kim Penberthy, on this area of research.
Or send us your account via the USPO:
The Division of Perceptual Studies
Attention: Research Coordinator
P.O. Box 800152
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Please do not send recordings with accounts or long manuscripts.
PLEASE NOTE: Persons submitting reports of unusual experiences should be willing to participate in research, which often involves questionnaires and sometimes interviews. Identities of persons sharing experiences with us will be carefully concealed in any published report. We regret, however, that the small size of our staff sometimes makes it impossible for us to investigate every case brought to our attention.
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