ParaNexus Anomalous Research Association

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Title: ParaNexus Receives 501(c)(3) Approval
Post by: Doug Kelley on August 29, 2010, 09:54:59 PM
I am delighted to announce that ParaNexus has received our tax exempt determination letter from the IRS! We filed the application back in November and just received our approval yesterday.

Below is the official press release. I've also included a PDF version. We invite our members to submit it to your local newspapers if you can.


Paranormal Research Organization Achieves Milestone with Nonprofit Status

PUNTA GORDA, Florida, August 29, 2010 - The ParaNexus Anomalous Research Association, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approved the association’s application for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status on August 24, 2010, effective September 11, 2009. The application was submitted on November 9, 2009. “We are really excited to receive our determination letter from the IRS because it shows that ParaNexus is here to stay and opens the way for the Board of Directors to apply for grants and other funding as well as for public donations to be treated as tax deductible,” said Doug Kelley, Founder and Executive Director of ParaNexus. “Our goal is to acquire the necessary funding to establish a training and research center from which we can study a variety of anomalous and paranormal phenomena in an objective and scientific manner,” he said.

ParaNexus was established in the spring of 2008 and incorporated in September 2009 with nine board members comprised of seasoned professionals in the field. The organization is much like a trade association for paranormal and anomalous researchers as well as enthusiasts. Investigations by certified member-investigators are offered at no charge via the organization’s website at ( including a 24 Hour Helpline. “We take a serious, grounded, and professional approach to helping people who are experiencing things they may not understand,” said John Rossi, Director of Investigations for ParaNexus. “We understand that people call us as a last resort because they are worried that others will think they’re crazy. But we are the least likely ones to think that people who experience unusual events are crazy. Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone who understands,” he said.

ParaNexus investigates haunting-type phenomena, UFO sightings, alien abductions, unknown creatures, and other types of mysterious events with a focus on the impact such events have on the human condition. “In addition to the quality of our people, one of the many things that sets ParaNexus apart from almost every other organization of its type is that we focus on better understanding the human condition in the light of anomalous phenomena,” Kelley said. “There are many aspects of the human mind that we do not yet understand and we want to learn more about the roles that belief, psychology, and even human consciousness may play in the variety of mysterious events that so many credible people experience,” he added.

ParaNexus is a global organization based in Punta Gorda, Florida, USA and offers training and paranormal certification courses via In addition to many member benefits, public services include investigations of paranormal phenomena, a wiki for paranormal topics known as the Parapedia, an online store, and two weekly radio broadcasts for researchers and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit (

Sharon K. West
Media & Public Relations Director
740-370-9185 ( 


Title: Re: ParaNexus Receives 501(c)(3) Approval
Post by: Gregory P. Kent on August 30, 2010, 04:52:48 AM
Great Job. Let the money start rolling in.


Title: Re: ParaNexus Receives 501(c)(3) Approval
Post by: Bonnie Korniak on August 30, 2010, 08:39:52 AM
That is fantastic!  Congratulations ParaNexus!!!

Title: Re: ParaNexus Receives 501(c)(3) Approval
Post by: Joel Collett on August 30, 2010, 12:33:15 PM
This is great news!  It is good to be part of an organization that has a "level headed" approach to exploring the phenomenon in the world that we have yet to understand.  This kind of acknowledgement just adds more credibility to the organization.  Way to go! :sunny:

Title: Re: ParaNexus Receives 501(c)(3) Approval
Post by: Nicole Gibbons on August 31, 2010, 03:54:19 PM
That is fantastic news!  Just another indication of a solid organization.  So happy to be a part of this group, and looking forward to a strong future together.

Title: Re: ParaNexus Receives 501(c)(3) Approval
Post by: Jessica Holloway on November 07, 2010, 09:10:43 AM
This is wonderful news. :D I'm so excited to be a part of this group too, Nicole!