People have been obsessed with what happens after we die ever since the dawn of time, and many even believe in ghosts or apparitions. However, some paranormal and psychical researchers hypothesize that the appearance of ghosts is merely the product of extreme belief in their existence, bringing something that doesn't exist to life through sheer mind power.
The Philip Experiment set out to see if a group of people could create and then materialize and converse with a completely made-up spirit. What happened during the experiment was interesting enough to inspire at least two horror films more than 30 years later.
In 1972, The Toronto Society For Psychical Research (TSPR) Wanted To See If They Could Create A Ghost
A Group Of Eight People, Without Psychic Gifts, Were Tasked With Setting Up A Seance
Together, The Group Created A Fictional Historical Character
The Next Phase Of The Experiment Was To Make Contact With Aylesford
The Group Decided To Change Tactics And Create A Traditional Seance Environment
The Seance Group Finally Seemed To Make Contact With Aylesford