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The Independent Investigations Group

The IIG investigates fringe science, paranormal and extraordinary claims from a rational, scientific viewpoint, and disseminates factual information about such inquiries to the public.

The IIG Los Angeles meets on the third Saturday of every month at CFI in Hollywood.

Our next steering meeting is Wednesday, August 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
Our next meeting is on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11am (10:30am for socializing).

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The Odds Must Be Crazy
Check out the new site from IIG Steering Members Jarrett Kaufman and Wendy Hughes. The Odds Must Be Crazy is a collection of amazing coincidences, astounding synchronicity, and mind-blowing statistics that put the incredible moments of every day life in perspective.


The Independent Investigations Group has affiliates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Colorado, Washington DC, San Francisco Bay Area, and Alberta. More information to come.

Most recent investigations


Lewis Rees Report
"Dowser" Lewis Rees visits the IIG in Hollywood in the attempt to prove dowsing works.

The Phillip Lee Report
Read our report on the IIG's August 2011 Preliminary Test of Clairaudience for the $50,000 Paranormal Challenge. The Phillip Lee Report includes photos and video.

Power Balance Bracelets
An ongoing investigation into the claims made by the makers of Power Balance bracelets.

The Regen Traynor Report
Our full investigation into Regen Traynor’s claim that he can telepathically transmit images of playing cards to a receiver.

The Anita Ikonen Report
Our full investigation of Anita Ikonen's claim that she can see inside the human body.

California Board of Registered Nursing Investigation
Read the saga of the IIG's long-running investigation into the CBRN's practice of certifying unscientific training for nurses.



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