The most frequently asked questions about our website, and volunteers.
What is PSICAN?
PSICAN or Paranormal Studies & Investigations Canada is a divergent group of volunteers examining and learning about the paranormal. We work on the main principal of being neutral or "agnostic" in our work without favour to any theory of what the causation of perceived paranormal events may be. We endeavour to keep ourselves grounded with an open mind towards possible causation of things that are perceived to be paranormal... be it a "natural" or "supernatural" explanation... and we are not afraid to say the words We Don't Know.
PSICAN operates on several "rules" about it's work... but please note the first rule...
The safety, security, and comfort of witnesses or those helping us with our study must always come first.
The rest can be seen by clicking here
. (If you are truly interested in us, please read these items thoroughly!)
If you feel a PSICAN volunteer or PSICAN investigator/researcher has not lived up to our standards, please contact us at
and give us the details so we may investigate the situation. In these cases, please give us ten business days to respond to your e-mail.
What areas of the paranormal do PSICAN look into?
UFOs, ghosts and hauntings, psychical phenomena, and cryptozoology in general.
What areas of the world does PSICAN cover?
PSICAN is a Canadian group which is primarily focused only on Canada.
How can I contact PSICAN about my experience?
If it's an experience with UFOs or ghosts, you'll find forms you can fill out in the respective sections on our site. (Click the sections on the left-hand side to find them.) A PSICAN investigator, researcher, or volunteer will contact you within five business days of receiving the form.
If your experience is about another form of paranormal experience, please contact us at
and again, we will forward your request/information to the appropriate person and you should receive a reply within five business days.
How do I contact PSICAN in general?
PSICAN is an "online" group of volunteers and we should be contacted through the internet. The best way to initiate contact is via
Where do you keep your evidence or proof?
If/when PSICAN or one of it's members feels it has bone fide or empirical evidence of some sort, it will be included in the paper/article/investigation document from which the evidence came and will be linked on the main PSICAN web page. To date, we do not presume to state that we have "proven" the existence of the paranormal.
Will PSICAN come to my home/business/site?
Only if the lead researcher/investigator feels it is needed, and only where it is within reasonable commute as determined by one of our volunteer members to do.
What is a PSICAN volunteer investigator/researcher?
A PSICAN Investigator or Researcher is someone who has passed a course or been brought-on by a PSICAN founder because of their experience of knowledge within the field. PSICAN investigators and researchers are tested and under the governance of PSICAN proper.
How do I Become a Member of PSICAN?
Please read through this article
for further information on becoming a volunteer.
How do I find out if there is a local PSICAN researcher, investigator or volunteer in my area?
Contact us at
and ask... please don't forget to tell us where you're writing from!
Does PSICAN accept donations?
PSICAN is not a registered charity in Canada. Therefore, we can accept "gifts" but we cannot issue tax receipts. Every penny given to us does go back into our efforts as a whole. No one is on a "salary" within PSICAN including consultants for whom we do not offer monetary compensation nor does anyone benefit personally/fiscally from gifts made to us. Click here
if you wish to help us out.
Does PSICAN "clear houses" or offer psychic readings or tests?
No. We do offer information and will try to help when possible, but PSICAN does not offer these services. (Please remember... anyone "charging" you for psychical assistance should be considered carefully... there are plenty of people that will help with their gift for free... and watch out for "inflated" expense claims as well as false or misleading histories/information... sadly, there are plenty of charlatans about and we must all be wary. Caveat emptor.)
Can I get the name or address for the report I saw on your site?
If it isn't published already, not likely. As PSICAN is based in Ontario, we abide by The Ontario Privacy Act and are therefore legally unable to provide exact addresses, contact information, or any personal information a witness has not given us express permission to publish or give out.
For Media Information, see this page. (Click here.)
Do you sell information, books, or the like?
PSICAN does not sell any information... all our information is online and free...
That said, we do allow individual members and groups to market things like "swag" (clothing and the like) as well as personally written books and information to help fund individual or group activities.
Do you do walking tours or speaking engagements?
PSICAN itself does not, as a rule, offer these things... but again, you can contact individual members to see if they are interested in perhaps setting up an event.