|A 501 (c) (3), Non-Profit, tax-exempt Research and Educational Corporation with our headquarters in Carrollton, Texas. Our founder, Rick Moran started this organization over 38 years ago. ASUP, Inc. started with cases that include Amityville and Mothman and now covering about 30 cases a year. ASUP, Inc. is a TAPS Family Member. The staff in Texas has many trained field investigators and support personnel.
We are a group dedicated to research and education with an emphasis on the possibility of the survival of human consciousness after death. We are affiliated with the TAPS Family and among our founders are academics, researchers, and journalists who have been involved in the field since the PRF studies at Duke University. The group has over the years developed a method of investigating that has been accepted by many others, beginning with in-depth research before we ever go into a field case, which we feel is often the key to our success. we have also broken new ground with the creation of a system to categorize and classify Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) as well as a good deal of professional depth in photography, including the use of Infrared, Ultraviolet, Full Spectrum cameras, video, and specialized equipment as necessary.
ASUP, Inc. also utilizes the Fourth Hypothesis System of paranormal mapping that was developed by Professor Timothy Barth, Ph.D., Chairman of the Psychology Department at TCU and we keep close relationships with academic leaders in the field on a regular basis. The definition of paranormal is anything that does not fall into the formal divisions of the sciences, that is to say, anything that is not "normal" or what we call unexplained or Fortean.