ParaNexus is an association of paranormal researchers and paranormal investigators who conduct paranormal research and paranormal investigations involving ghosts, spirits, alien abductions, UFOs, unknown creatures, unexplained phenomena, psychic phenomena, and other mysterious events. Visitors can report a UFO sighting, hauntings, and other paranormal events via our 24 Hour Helpline. ParaNexus also offers paranormal investigator certification, paranormal certification, training, paranormal classes, and paranormal courses.
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About ParaNexus

How is ParaNexus Organized?

ParaNexus was founded in February 2008 by Doug Kelley and Jari Mikkola. In January 2009, Doug Kelley took responsibility for ParaNexus and now operates it as a non-commercial forum for furthering the anomalous research field. For more information, please see About Us.

Does ParaNexus compete with other organizations and groups?

Absolutely not! ParaNexus never competes with any other organization or group. ParaNexus is extremely open to working and collaborating with other research and investigation organizations. We are in this together and only by working along side each other will we find answers to the enigmas before us.

Does ParaNexus have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status?

ParaNexus was granted 501(c)(3) status effective September 11, 2009. However, due to the poor economy of recent years, the Board of Directors voted to dissolve the legal corporation and tax exempt status effective December 31, 2011. ParaNexus is now under the private ownership of Doug Kelley as a non-commercial pursuit.


The Directory of Anomalous Researchers

What is the Directory used for?

The Directory is a benefit of membership. It allows the public to locate an investigator or researcher in their local area. The Directory shows all current members who offer investigative services to the public. Participation is voluntary for members.

How do I get my listing in the Directory?

The Directory only lists current members. If you are a current member, then go to your Profile, scroll down and click on "Forum Profile Information," then check the box next to "List on Public Directory?" IMPORTANT: You must also fill in your Research Group Name, Website URL, city, state (if applicable), and country or your listing will not appear.

What do the icons next to names mean?

These icons show which certification courses the member has taken.

How do I upload a picture for the directory?

Your picture is taken from your Profile > Forum Profile Information. Upload it there. You must use your real picture. Avatars are not allowed.


Membership Requirements

How do I apply for membership?

To apply for membership, please visit the Join ParaNexus page for more information or Click Here to fill out the application form directly. Once you are registered, your account will be approved by Admin within a few hours (usually very quickly).

Which Certification Courses are Accepted by ParaNexus for Membership?

Effective January 1, 2012, all ParaNexus members must have suitable training in the anomalous research field, or they must possess an academic scientific degree.

The primary courses endorsed by ParaNexus is the Certified Paranormal Investigator Course (CPI) and the Certified Leading Paranormal Investigator Course (CLPI). This is to ensure the quality of training for members. However, individuals with a CPI/CLPI course certification or metaphysics degree in Paranormal Science from the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science (IMHS) as well as those who have completed the MUFON Field Investigator course also qualify for membership. Other degrees in a scientific discipline or a minor in parapsychology may also qualify. See the Join ParaNexus page for more information.

I Currently Hold a Non-Certified Membership. Do I Need to Get Certified?

Non-Certified members under the previous membership format have been grandfathered into the new membership arrangement and are not required to become certified, however, they are strongly encouraged to do so. More information on becoming certified is available at the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science.


Forums & Website

I've registered, but can't post - why?

If you are unable to post, it means either your account hasn't yet been approved by Admin or you haven't renewed your membership.

Why can't I see all of the forum boards?

Access to certain forum boards is contingent on membership. Only members, and Consultants have access to all forum boards. Click Here to join ParaNexus.

Can I use a screen name or avatar?

No, we do not allow screen names and avatars. All registered members must use their real first and last name. If you are commonly known by a nick name, you may use it as your display name, but your username must be your real name. Members must also use their real photo rather than an avatar. This is not only more befitting to a professional association, but it also helps us to block spammers and unscrupulous individuals from joining. All registrations using a screen name will be rejected.

How do I upload my picture to my profile?

Navigate to the top menu bar and click on Profile. Then scroll down near the bottom of the page and click on "Forum Profile Information." You can upload your pic there. Be sure to click on "Save" after uploading. You must use your real picture. Avatars are not allowed. Your forum profile pic is not to be confused with uploading pics to your Ultimate Profile, that is a separate feature (see next item).

I uploaded my picture to my profile but it doesn't show up or it shows as a red "X".

This happens when you try to upload a pic that is too big in pixels. Please reduce your pic to 500 pixels wide or less. Optimal size is 100 pixels wide by 125 pixels high.

How do I customize my Profile page?

You can customize your Profile page much in the same way as you do on MySpace. Simply login, click on "Profile" on the top menu bar, scroll down to the section, "Modify Profile," then click on "Ultimate Profile." You can paste your MySpace code in the text boxes.

You might need some additional code so that your page looks right once you've added your other code. Add the codes below to your other code at the end just before the closing tag (ex. </style>). Be sure to modify the colors if necessary. If it doesn't work, then you have missed a character or improperly named the color.

  • To clear or change the color of the section box's background, add: .windowbg {background: none;}

  • To change the color of the section title background bar, add: td.titlebg {background: darkred;}

  • To change the background of the bar at the bottom that shows the number of pages, add: td.catbg3 {background: #00FFCC;}

Click Here for more information and two pre-done templates that you can customize

Can guests view my Profile page?

Yes, but they cannot view your email address unless you place it in your "About Me" section.


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