About Us

About Us

Over the years, the world has changed along with ourselves. Now instead of thrills we have been able to take our passion to the next level and use our skills and experience to help those who are experiencing cases of paranormal activity. With more than 200 cases investigated and hundreds of clients helped paired along with our professional memberships locally and nationally you can rest assured that you are getting the best service and it’s all free of charge. Here at Ascension we believe that there is more to life than just merely existing. Unlike many other paranormal groups who seem to focus on death we embrace life and the experiences we have.

To us we believe in living in the moment and not just learning about what to expect in the afterlife but to use the knowledge we gain about the afterlife to make the most out of our current state of being. In a way, helping others with their experiences helps ourselves live a long a fulfilling life because a life without a purpose or meaning is not living. In other words, your happiness is priceless to us and no amount of money or fame can change that.


Ascension Administration

Ascension was originally founded in 2006 in the small rural West Tennessee town of Martin as the UT martin Paranormal Society. In 2009 the group transitioned to PRISM and became a student organization at the University of Tennessee at Martin with the help of Dr Linda Salvin, Dr. Charles Tart, and Tommy McGlown , an admissions adviser with the University.

Since then we the organization joined some of the most influential professional groups in the local area including the Martin Business Association. Other organizations include the esteemed Ghost Adventures Crew and the Paranormal Clergy Institute.

In the Spring of 2017 PRISM was retired and the Ascension Paranormal Society was born. While we are still known as the oldest and most respected paranormal research organization in the north west Tennessee area we look forward to many more years in service and helping many more people.

Note: While PRISM was affiliated with the University of Tennessee at Martin, Ascension is not and we have returned to a community organization but students are very much welcome in our organization.

n order to get the best results we incorporate a variety of methods on our investigations depending on the nature of the cases we take on. We utilize the latest in technology and use our own abilities to assist our clients.

For clients who are not seeking a paranormal investigation but more spiritual counseling  we utilize various techniques to help them deal with things such loss of a loved one or even stress. We are not qualified psychologists by an means and do not claim to help anyone with mental disorders.  Our goal is just to listen and make recommendations based on our own belief systems and experiences.

For more information please contact us or visit our services page.

Each investigator of Ascension has undergone extensive training in paranormal investigation in preparation for the situations they may encounter on paranormal investigations including psychological, emotional and physical phenomena.

Our investigation team and even regular members are selected based on a criteria that has to be met and have to undergo a criminal background check. Since 2006 we have investigated hundreds of cases of paranormal phenomena including hauntings, demonic infestations, UFO sightings and cryptid sightings.

While we can’t prepare for everything we make it one of our main missions is to educate and make the public as well as our own team aware of the challenges face din the field and attempt to overcome them. Because of our training and research we have become well respected in the paranormal community and our own community.

The area of environment, property history, building construction and materials, the geological make up of the area and any medical and psychological history of the client (s) are considered in all investigations . This is very important, as is the investigation of any exported paranormal activity (such as knocking on walls, movement of objects, voices being heard, etcetera) for possible natural explanations. We conduct thorough paranormal investigation where we research all aspects of reported activity and client observations from a scientific standpoint to possibly determine what is and is not actual paranormal activity..We do not claim to get rid of ghosts but our cleansing services have been proven very effective based on client testimonials.

Only after all findings have been thoroughly analyzed, false positives established and eliminated and any natural explanations of activity have been determined, we then present our findings and conclusions to the client(s) to educate, create a better understanding of the current activity and discuss possible options that can be taken as well as determine if a follow up investigation is warranted or desired by the client(s) (with respect to scheduling). Our methodology and research is primarily based on some of the primary research conducted by some of the most influential paranormal researchers.

Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors, Affiliates and Links of Interest

Ascension  is a non-profit organization and do not receive monetary support or sponsorship from these entities. We thank each and everyone of these individual sponsors and supporters as well as everyone who contributes to the world of Parapsychology.

We DO NOT endorse people or items that we don’t ourselves trust and believe to be valid. A lot of fake psychics, faulty equipment, and/ or other things have given this field a bad reputation and please be assured these products, people, and whatever else is fully researched and by no means do we endorse anything or allow anyone or anything to support us if we don’t truly believe in their work or effectiveness

Dr. Linda Salvin

Spiritual Consultant, Spiritual Adviser and Radio Psychic

Linda received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Education from San Francisco State University in 1975 and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Health at the University of Michigan in 1977. She was ordained as a Doctor of Divinity in June, 1999. In June, 2008 Linda was awarded her Ph.D. in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. Born bereft of psychic gifts and originally trained in public science, Dr. Linda Salvin has traveled, and still does travel, a remarkable life journey. A series of devastating accidents transformed her life. A successful public health professional, Linda survived a commercial airliner crash in 1981 while on company business. As she was sliding down the shoot, Linda had an out-of-body experience

That was the beginning of her psychic and spiritual changes. A year later, she was struck by a fire truck and in 1984, another traumatic auto accident brought her to the white light. A surgery in 1991 proved to be another life-altering experience, opening her to her healing gifts. By 1996, her body had developed tumors from healing people which needed to be removed; after her first of three surgeries for the tumors,

Linda became a trans-medium and began communicating with the other side to assist other people. With each of these experiences, her spiritual connection, psychic, healing and mediuamship abilities began to grow. Rather then dwell on her own challenges, Linda reached out to further assist and heal others. Linda began her radio career in 1994.

Dr. Charles Tart

Psychologist and Parapsychologist

Dr. Charles Tart pioneered the field of consciousness studies decades ago, with his classic best-selling anthology Altered States of Consciousness, in print for more than 20 years and selected by Common Boundary as one of the one hundred most influential psychology books of the twentieth century.

Tart is credited with almost single-handedly legitimizing the study of altered states, including hypnosis, meditation, lucid dreaming and drug-induced states. He initiated several important lines of research in parapsychology, including teaching ESP and out-of-body experiences.

He is currently a Core Faculty Member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Palo Alto, California) and a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (Sausalito, California), as well as Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Davis campus of the University of California, where he served for 28 year

Dr. Theresa Kelly

President and Professor of Psychical (Consciousness) Studies at the University of Alternative Studies

heresa Kelly is the President and Professor of Psychical (Consciousness) Studies at the University of Alternative Studies, an international higher education institution offering academic degree programs and introductory courses in professional scientific Parapsychology. UAS was founded in 2009 to provide 21st century cutting-edge consciousness education regardless of location or prior education, to stimulate public interest in Parapsychology, and to support psychical research initiatives.

UAS education involves current interdisciplinary research in Parapsychology, Biophysics, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Quantum Physics.line She is the Director of Psychical Research and Development at QPPResearch, and has been active in Psychical Research since 1998. Her research began as phenomenological qualitative research via methods of: individual interviews, focus groups, and observation (semi-structured and unstructured) and analyzing qualitative data via content analysis. Her research was primary focused on spontaneous cases resulting from chronic stress and crisis situations. It was this pronounced form of psychical experience that allowed her to see correlations, which later resulted in her psychical profiling methods and a series of 16 in-depth psychical profiles.

Today, Dr. Kelly furthers her research through her highly structured psychical instrument (an 80 question assessment), which was lined up to the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) in 2010. line She is the author of various technical papers on parapsychological topic and three books including: “Telepathy: A Quantum Approach (UAS Textbook), “Clairvoyance: A Quantum Approach ( UAS Textbook), and “Quantum Psychics: Scientifically Understand, Control, and Enhance Your Psychic Ability.” Many of her books and papers are Best Sellers on Amazon Kindle.

Her books and papers can be found through Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Books-A-Million, and Lulu.com.line Dr. Kelly is an Affiliate Member of the Parapsychological Association (PA), an international professional organization of scientists and scholars engaged in the study of psi (or ‘psychic’) experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition.

First established in 1957, the PA has been an affiliated organization of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1969. Dr. Kelly is also a Member of the Metaphysical Society of America, which was founded in 1950 for promoting the study of metaphysics and continues to exist as a forum for the consideration of the fundamental questions of the philosophical tradition

Affiliates and Links of Interest

West Tennessee Paranormal Network

This network was formed by PRISM a few years ago in order to form a  collaborative network of paranormal investigators and paranormal enthusiasts in the west Tennessee area. Come join the discussion today!

Parapsychiclogical Association

The Parapsychological Association, Inc. (PA) is the international professional organization of scientists and scholars engaged in the study of ‘psi’ (or ‘psychic’) experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition. Such experiences seem to challenge contemporary conceptions of human nature and of the physical world. They appear to involve the transfer of information and the influence of physical systems independently of time and space, via mechanisms we cannot currently explain. The primary objective of the Parapsychological Association is to achieve a scientific understanding of these experiences

Rhine Research Center

In 1930, academic research into the field of parapsychology began at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and in 1935 the Duke Parapsychology Labs were established. Joseph B. Rhine led this department and provided a professional study of parapsychology in a university environment. In 1937 the first Journal of Parapsychology was published to provide for a peer reviewed academic forum to record the work being done in the field, and this journal is still in publication today. In 1965, J.B. Rhine retired from Duke University and formed the independent research center named the Foundation for the Research into the Nature of Man (FRNM) in order to continue to explore his interest in ESP and consciousness studies. In 1995, the center was renamed the Rhine Research Center, and it continues to follow the original mission in its attempt to produce original research and explore the nature of

American Parapsychology Association

Research within the Institute covers all topics within parapsychology including (but not limited to):

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP), Psychokinesis (PK), Post-Mortem Survival (PMS), Apparitions, Hauntings and poltergeists, Hypnosis, Paranormal dreams, Psychic criminology, Out-of-body and near-Death Experiences, Mediumship / Channeling, Personality characteristics associated with paranormal belief and experience, Cults and occult practices, Altered states of consciousness, Dissociative states, including dissociative identity disorder, The psychology of psychic readings, The psychology of superstition, Hallucinations, Sleep-related disorders, including sleep paralysis, Religious experiences and religious beliefs, Critical evaluation of specific paranormal claims, The media and the paranormal, Psychic healing, Alternative and complementary medicine, Astrology and other divinatory techniques, Reincarnation, UFOs and alien abduction, Possession and supernatural assault, Dowsing.

Coast to Coast AM Radio

What’s this item about? What makes it interest Broadcasting live Monday thru Sunday from 1 – 5 a.m. ET, it is the most listened to overnight radio program in North America.Coast to Coast AM is the number one late -night radio show consisting of various topics including the paranormal. It airs on more than 500 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam, and is heard by nearly three million weekly listeners. ing? Write a catchy description to grab your audience’s attention…

Protection & Religious Items

If you are looking for some items of protection from spiritual forces or some great Christian items then this is the place for you. All items are blessed. We get our protection items from here.

University of Alternative Studies

Since 2009, students have enrolled at the University of Alternative Studies from all over the world to spend their time acquiring the skills and knowledge they need to help make the world a better and more psychically accepting place. UAS intends on continuing its mission for many, many decades to come.

Ghost Stop

Ascension is a proud affiliate of Ghoststop Paranormal Investigation Equipment and more. Check this site out for some awesome gear.

Digital Dowsing

With their popular products such as the Ovilus , The PX, PS-B7 Spirit box and others featured on paranormal shows such as Ghost Adventures, Digital Dowsing products have been used in PRISM research and most of the devices have proven to be effective in the field. Remember to understand why the tools work and their purposes before purchasing because in the end all paranormal research equipment is experimental.

Ghost Village

Ghostvillage.com was launched in the autumn of 1999 when writer Jeff Belanger put up the site to host a few articles he had written on the supernatural. What started as six simple Web pages has exploded to more than 50,000 pages of content with contributions by people from all over the world. The Web site averages more than three million hits per month as tens of thousands of “Ghostvillagers” visit to read, weigh in, or learn about this very big subject.

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