Paranormal Experience Questionnaire


Thank you for agreeing to complete the questionnaire. It has been designed to find out what sort of experiences people are having, and see if there is a "most common" type of ghost. This is an anonymous survey. There is an option to send your email address if you would like to be entered into our prize draw to win a 10 book voucher - email addresses will be kept separate from questionnaire answers, and once the draw is completed all email addresses will be deleted.

Part 1
  1. Do you believe in ghosts and other paranormal phenomena?

    Yes
    No

  2. Have you ever witnessed something that you believe to have been a ghost?

    Yes
    No        go to part 5

  3. If Yes, was your experience:    

    Visual (you could see it)             go to part 2
    Auditory (you could hear it)        go to part 3
    Both of the above                     complete all the questionnaire
    None of the above

    If none, please briefly describe in a couple of words, then go to Part 5




       Part 2 - Visual
  4. What of the following describes what you saw (please select all that apply):

    Figure / Person
    Animal
    Object

  5. Did the apparition appear to be: (please select one)

    Solid and real
    See through or misty
    Dark or shadowy
    Only seen out of the corner of your eye

  6. If the apparition was a person, did you recognise him / her?

    Yes
    No

  7. If you recognised the person, were they:

    Dead
    Alive
    Later found to be dead

  8. If the apparition was of a dead person, did you see them:

    Within 12 hours of their death
    Within one week of their death
    After one week of their death

  9. Did the figure appear to be aware of you?

    Yes
    No

  10. If yes, how did the figure react to you (select all that apply):

    Speaking
    Gesturing
    Looking at you

  11. What period of history did the figure appear to be from?

    Please type year or period



       Part 3 - Auditory (sound)
  12. Was the sound: (select all that apply)

    Voice(s)
    Sound of movement
    Musical
    Not recognised
    Other

    If other, describe in a couple of words:


  13. Was the sound:

    Loud
    Moderate
    Quiet
    Faint

  14. Did the sound:

    Stay in one place
    Move around


       Part 4 (all experiences)
  15. Did the temperature change during your experience?

    Yes, colder
    Yes, warmer
    No change

  16. Were there any unusual smells associated with your experience?

    Yes
    No

  17. How long did the experience last? Please type answer


  18. Did anyone else witness your experience at the same time?

    Yes
    No

  19. Has the same experience been witnessed by others at another time?

    Yes
    No


       Part 5
  20. Are you:

    Male
    Female

  21. Please select your age group:

    Under 18
    18 to 35
    35 to 60
    Over 60

  22. If you wish to be entered into the draw to win a book token, please enter your email address


THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR SURVEY. THE RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE PARA.SCIENCE WEBSITE (www.parascience.org.uk).


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Revised: July 15, 2004