First Name

​Loyd Auerbach




Loyd Auerbach is well-known to the public and his colleagues as a leading expert on Ghosts and Psychic Experience. With a Master’s degree in Parapsychology (JFK University) and over 40 years in the field, he is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations (since 1989), President of the Forever Family Foundation (since 2013), an Adjunct Professor at Atlantic University (Virginia Beach, VA) and at National University (formerly JFK University). He is the author or co-author of numerous books on parapsychology and the paranormal, the most recent of which include Psychic Dreaming (Llewellyn, 2017), Mind Over Matter (Llewellyn, 2017), ESP Wars: East & West (Crossroad Press, 2016), covering the psychic spying programs of the US and Soviet Union/Russia, co-authored by Dr. Edwin C. May (who ran the US program), Dr. Victor Rubel, and Joseph McMoneagle (the project’s #1 remote viewer).

In 2016, he reissued his classic ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook – which was named the “Sacred Text” on Ghosts in 1996. Most recently, he has ventured into mystery fiction as co-author (with Rich Hosek and Arnold Rudnick) of the first in a series of paranormal detective novels, Near Death: A Raney/Daye Investigation (Oct, 2020)The second novel in the series will be released in the second quarter of 2021.