Society for Psychical Research  

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The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a non-profit organization which started in the United Kingdom and later acquired branches in other countries. Its stated purpose is to understand "events and abilities commonly described as psychic or paranormal by promoting and supporting important research in this area" and to "examine allegedly paranormal phenomena in a scientific and unbiased way." It was founded in 1882 by a group of eminent thinkers including Edmund Gurney, Frederic William Henry Myers, William Barrett, Henry Sidgwick, and Edmund Dawson Rogers.

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