The American Society for Psychical Research is the oldest psychical research organization in the United States. Founded in 1885, the ASPR has supported the scientific investigation of extraordinary, or yet unexplained phenomena that have been called psychic or paranormal. The ASPR maintains a one-of-a-kind library and archive. A pioneering organization with an international membership, the ASPR serves a global information network for public and professional audiences. Through its publications and educational services it provides responsible information about relevant contemporary and historical research.