| Since its founding in
1972 the International Society for Paranormal Research or ISPR, has continually
impacted the science of Parapsychology. Dismissing the mindset and practices
of those in scientific and academic circles and associations of the early
1970s, founding Parapsychologist, Dr. Larry Montz, was the first field
Parapsychologist to take studies of Psi abilities (psychic abilities)
out of a controlled environment (lab) and create varying levels of clairvoyant
testing in the field. Montz was the first Parapsychologist to work professionally
in the field and to employ those with enhanced Psi abilities (clairvoyance,
clairaudience, clairgustus, Remote Viewing or RV, psychometry, energy
manipulation, physical mediumship, empathy, etc.) and create the 'Team'
concept combining both scientific and clairvoyant methodologies, leading
to the development of Enhanced Field Parapsychology or EFP. As a result,
the professional ISPR Team has maintained a proven 95% accuracy rate in
field investigations, both paranormal and criminal.
In the early 1990's, a six-year ISPR Research Study of paranormal activities in the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas extending throughout the state of Louisiana, was Undertaken. Under the name of Hauntings Today, another ISPR designed first was created and implemented - ISPR Ghost Expeditions. For the general public worldwide, Ghost Expeditions provided the first ever paranormal event in which a person could choose to participate by allowing participants to garner first hand experience in actual and documented paranormal field research pertaining to ghosts and hauntings inside actual haunted properties. For the ISPR, Ghost Expeditions allowed the achievement of two primary objectives never before attempted prior or since by any individual or organization:
| Ghost Expeditions garnered
the international attention of the mass media in print, radio and television
and established Montz as the leading authority in field Parapsychology
worldwide. Since 1997, ISPR's Ghost Expeditions with destinations in New
Orleans, Los Angeles and England, are annual prize packages for network
game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!
and Hollywood Squares as well as the Grand Prize for national
and international promotions, from the foreign release of the X-Files
Movie to the Sony Pictures Haunted Halloween Sweepstakes.
Montz continuously provides interviews for publications from The
Wall Street Journal, Elle Magazine, Soap Opera
Digest and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Magazine and
on international television spanning from E! True Hollywood Story
to National Geographic Explorer to To Tell The Truth
as well as Cinematic Report (Japan) to The Big Breakfast
(England) to Premiere Impacto (Latin America).
The extensive international multi-media coverage on Dr. Montz, the ISPR and Ghost Expeditions, is credited for the birth of literally millions of internet-based ghost clubs, ghost hunters and amateur ghost hunts, worldwide. Ghost Expeditions and the work of the ISPR, both entrenched in the Hollywood Entertainment Industry, have also been credited for the spawning inspiration for such television series as MTV's FEAR, World's Scariest Places, and The Others as well as Europe's smash hit, Most Haunted.
After concluding the ISPR six year research study in New Orleans, ISPR withdrew the citywide respected and supported Ghost Expeditions from the French Quarter resulting in the immediate formation of over fifteen Big Easy ghost tours to fill the void, all operated by non-parapsychological experts from belly dancers to singing telegram strippers - all enjoying the haunted status made known internationally through media attention bestowed on the ISPR.
In the late 1990's, the ISPR began offering a more sophisticated series of Ghost Expeditions in Los Angeles, utilizing the formerly
| haunted Vogue Theatre
on Hollywood Boulevard, with the exception of the continuing promotional
Ghost Expeditions implemented in various locations, each on a temporary
basis. In December of 2001, the ISPR concluded its four-year study of
the actively haunted Vogue Theatre and the ISPR Team subsequently cleared
the property of its seven documented resident entities. The entire process
After assisting in the production of numerous haunted programs for Discovery Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, TNN and several more including foreign television programming, Dr. Larry Montz and ISPR's Daena Smoller partnered in 1999 to became the first paranormal field experts to begin creating and producing documentaries. The International Society for Paranormal Research or ISPR became the first parapsychological organization with documentary producing credentials. The first two documentary efforts created and produced by Montz and Smoller, were the result of investigative work conducted for the British Government. The first, ISPR Investigates Ghosts of England, won a 1999 Telly Award and the second, ISPR Investigates Ghosts of Belgrave Hall won the 2002 Best Documentary Award at the Screamfest International Film Festival in Hollywood. Both documentaries can be found in several languages around the world and are used in an increasing number of college psychology courses taught at such respectable universities such as UCLA, USC and Edinbourgh University.
In 2003, Montz and Smoller partnered with movie production house, Delfino Entertainment and Daurg Productions, a documentary production company. The joint effort created by Montz and Smoller, New Orleans Rich & Haunted, enjoyed it's foreign release at the Salento Film Festival in Italy in August 2004, and a domestic premiere in Hollywood at Universal City Walk in October 2004.
In 2000, ISPR Investigates the Ghosts of New Orleans, authored by Montz and Smoller, was published and has enjoyed the status of a best-selling paranormal-themed book in Europe.
Parapsychologist Dr. Larry Montz and the ISPR Team of professional field investigators, continues to provide parapsychological services to private clients and has a long list of high-
| profile clients including
author Anne Rice, The Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore, Producer/Director
Bob Zmuda, ABC Television and NBC Studios. Ghost Expeditions and other
ISPR activities attract the Entertainment Industry on its own with television
and motion picture celebrities like Scott Baio, Karen Black, Jim Belushi,
Brandon Brooks, Delta Burke, Drew Carey, Robbi Chong, Sara Downing, Crystal
Gayle, Miriam Gonzales, Tobe Hooper, Leila Kenzle, Lindsay Mckeon, Miller
Lite Models, Steve Monroe, Matthew Perry, Brittany Petros, Amanda Plummer,
Ricky Ratchman, Rachel Roth, Helen Shaver, Jeremy Sisto, Priscilla Taylor,
James Van Praagh, Aaron Van Wagner, Mark L. Walberg and John J. York.
THE MEDIA SAYS…
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"Expect the unexplained when you participate in this fun, educational "archeological dig" [Ghost Expeditions] created and developed by a Parapsychologist exclusively for the ISPR"
LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL
"L.A.'s Own Ghostbuster...the first parapsychologist to include professional clairvoyants in his [Montz] investigations."
LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL
"Clairvoyance has gone cyber for the International Society for Paranormal Research…conducting a search for two clairvoyant team investigators by posting a 20-photograph Psi Test on ISPR.Net"
HOLLYWOOD INSIDER Magazine
"Dr. Larry Montz is the internationally respected parapsychologist and founder of the ISPR."
"...spectre-sleuthing organization, the International Society for Paranormal Research...now conducts Ghost Expeditions [Vogue Theatre Hollywood]"
"In Ghost, they kiss you. In Beetlejuice, they make you sing. But what do ghosts really do? We asked this of Parapsychologist Dr. Larry Montz and ISPR Investigator Daena Smoller"
SOAP OPERA DIGEST
"As The World Turns and Days of Our Lives have featured haunted occurrences for weeks. Digest summoned up 28-year veteran Parapsychologist Dr. Larry Montz of the International Society for Paranormal Research to see if these stories have a ghost of a chance"
| TUCSON LIFESTYLE
"A haunting we will go - Ghost Expeditions gives the paranormally curious a chance to investigate otherworldly happenings..."
"...the skeptic is forced to doubt his skepticism..."
"...Montz is the kind of ghost hunter who succeeds where many others have failed - namely in seeking out and understanding ghosts "
CAST & CREW Magazine
"Because of his professional training and vast experience with paranormal phenomena, Montz is the exclusive source to identify haunted properties..."
InStyle Celebrity + Lifestyle Magazine
Dr. Larry Montz, an L.A. Parapsychologist, and his team at the International Society for Paranormal Research determines if a place is haunted, the number of ghosts, their names, how they died and their "issues."
"Experience the Supernatural..."
TIMES-PICAYUNE - New Orleans
"Montz moved to Los Angeles where he has become a press phenomena as a Celebrity Parapsychologist and Hollywood Ghost Buster."
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
"...go on a Ghost Expedition and participate in a paranormal investigation"
THE OXFORD AMERICAN Magazine
"It is not easy being a parapsychologist, at least a legitimate one, in New Orleans. He (Montz) wants nothing more than to document, with irrefutable scientific evidence, the existence of ghosts..."
LOS ANGELES NEW TIMES
"Be forewarned; it's not simply anyone who can participate in a Ghost Expedition and there's more to qualifying than merely being taller than the outstretched arm of a wooden clown... To ensure maximum scientific credibility, ISPR employs video cameras, cameras, recorders, thermometers, barometers... data sheets and magnetometers"
"Paranormal enthusiasts take note: The International Society For Paranormal Research (ISPR) offers Ghost Expeditions in Los Angeles"
"Who ya gonna call? How about Larry Montz?"
| BIZARRE Magazine
"Thanks to the International Society For Paranormal Research (ISPR) you can have the chance to experience..."
TWA AMBASSADOR In-Flight Magazine
"...only (ISPR) Ghost Expeditions gives people a chance to participate in ongoing research into the paranormal."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Since the International Society For Paranormal Research arrived in town with Ghost Expeditions, spooks have sparked a citywide sensation..."
NEW ORLEANS Magazine
"Montz is New Orleans' bona fide ghostbuster..."
"ISPR, founded by Dr. Larry Montz, Ph.D., in 1972, is an internationally renowned organization devoted to the study of ghosts and the paranormal."
"Based on a six-year scientific study by the International Society for Paranormal Research (ISPR), this book separates facts from folklore and local legends, taking the reader on a fascinating trip…"
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Magazine
"Dr. Larry Montz, is America's only full-time Parapsychologist and 27-year expert in the field of paranormal research"
LOUISIANA LIFE Magazine
"My search for a haunted house in northern Louisiana led directly to Dr. Larry Montz, a veteran Parapsychologist of 30 years and the most recognized and respected expert in his field worldwide"
NEW ORLEANS CITY BUSINESS
"In addition to paranormal investigations, ISPR investigates homicides and missing persons cases for law enforcement agencies"
IN FOCUS Magazine
"In 1997, Parapsychologist Larry Montz, founder of the Los Angeles-based International Society for Paranormal Research (ISPR), opened Ghost Expeditions at the Vogue. The curious flooded the site, hoping to catch a glimpse of supernatural activity"
COOL PLACES IN CALIFORNIA
"Participate in a Ghost Expedition and discover and analyze paranormal phenomena"
| THE MEETING PROFESSIONAL
"New Orleans' famed Hotel Monteleone played host and willing subject to a recent ghost investigation by the ISPR for the upcoming documentary, New Orleans Rich & Haunted. The hotel's 20,000 square feet of event space provided room for the ISPR's press events relating to the investigation"
"The given name is Ghost Expeditions, and it's billed as the 'world's original paranormal/ghost investigation venture' - so "tour" hardly describes it…"
"If you are really a ghost hunter, go along on this professional paranormal investigation and participate in the attempt to verify reports of hauntings…Ghost Expeditions"
TERRY WICKHAM'S MOVIE REVIEWS
"What was amazing to witness was the ISPR team work and uncover details that prove to be true and accurate. It will make your hair stand up and make you believe in ghosts"