Alternate Perceptions Magazine, December 2022
Interviews with Fortean researcher, investigator and author Peter Jordan
by: Brent Raynes
Peter Jordan interview, Part 3
Peter Jordan interview, Part 4
PETER A. JORDAN
M.A., Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York
B.A., Philosophy, Drew University, New Jersey
Certification, Hypnosis, Ericksonian Society for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, New York
Member, American Society for Psychical Research (A.S.P.R)
Member, Association for Past-Life Research and Therapies
Member of the Faculty, New School for Social Research (1981-83)
1976-Present: Field Investigator, Psychical Research Foundation, Durham, North Carolina.
Investigated numerous cases of alleged hauntings and poltergeistry under guidance of noted parapsychologist Dr. William Roll. (to date, I have conducted more than a hundred such investigations).
1978-1980: Research Parapsychologist and Co-Founder, Association for the Study of Unexplained Phenomena (A.S.U.P), New York.
Coordinated and directed psychics, photographic experts and physical scientists in on-site investigations of claims ranging from Bigfoot sightings and UFO abductions to hauntings and spirit communication. Group's work lead to the debunking of the infamous Long Island "Amityville Horror."
1978-present: Research Director, Parapsychology Division, Vestigia, Stanhope, New Jersey.
In collaboration with computer, electronic, geophysical and psychiatric specialists, organized multi-disciplinary investigations of reported hauntings and poltergeistry as part of a scientific, non-profit research group. Also helped form an international network of scientists devoted to a "rational exploration" of anomolistic phenomena. Group's work was featured on ABC's "20/20". (website: www.vestigia.org) 1983-Present: Research Specialist in Psychology, State-Section Director, Mutual UFO Network (Mufon) Seguin, Texas.
To date, I have conducted more than sixty investigations of alleged UFO sightings and abductions here in the United States and Europe.
PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA 1976-Present: have written articles for Science Digest, Omni, Parapsychology Review, Medical News, Fortean Times, Flying Saucer Review, Fate, UFO Magazine, and many other publications and journals. TV appearances have included Unsolved Mysteries, CBS, ABC and Fox News.
TEACHING/LECTURING: From 1981 to 1983 taught a three-credit college course on parapsychology at the New School for Social Research; offer courses at adult schools on psychology and its relation to the paranormal. Since 1993 I have presented a variety of multimedia lectures on the paranormal at more than three-hundred colleges and universities throughout the country.