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Loyd Auerbach

San Francisco Bay Area

Loyd Auerbach

San Francisco Bay Area

Loyd Auerbach is a leading expert on Ghosts and Psychic Experience. With a Master's degree in Parapsychology, he is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, Professor at Atlantic Univ. (online) & JFK Univ. (CA), & Parapsychological Studies faculty at HCH Institute (local & distance learning). He is the co-author, with the late psychic/medium Annette Martin, of The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco (2011).

He is 3rd author on the new book: ESP WARS: EAST AND WEST: An Account of the Military Use of Psychic Espionage as Narrated by the Key Russian and American Players, with Dr. Edwin C. May (who ran the US program for many years) and Victor Rubel -- with a major contribution from the US’s Remote Viewer 001, Joseph McMoneagle, & contributions from several Russian generals. Available from, Barnes & Noble online, AmazonUK and Amazon sites around the world.

He is the President of the Forever Family Foundation (2013-2014). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center and on the Advisory Board of the Windbridge Institute. He was a Consulting Editor and columnist for FATE magazine from 1991-2004.

Auerbach is the sole author of 7 other books on the Paranormal, incl. A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (2005) and Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide (2004). His first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (Warner Books, 1986), has been cited by many as inspiration for pursing an interest in the paranormal.

A professional mentalist/psychic entertainer, he performs as Professor Paranormal, and is a past President of the Psychic Entertainers Association,

Loyd has thousands of radio, podcast, and print interviews, and hundreds of national and local TV shows including ESPN's SportsCenter and SportsNation, Coast to Coast AM, The View, Hotel Impossible, Ghost Adventures, Larry King Live, Oprah, Criss Angel: Mindfreak, Sightings, In Search Of, the Today Show, Unsolved Mysteries, and Late Night with David Letterman.

In 2009, he completed a professional chocolatier course. You can purchase some of his fine chocolates at or engage him to conduct one of his entertaining guided chocolate tasting programs.

  • Work
    • Paranormal Mentor
  • Education
    • MS in Parapsychology, John F. Kennedy University, 1981
    • BA in Cultural Anthropology, Northwestern University, 1978