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About Bob Olson

A former skeptic and private investigator, and author of Answers About The Afterlife: A Private Investigator’s 15-Year Research Unlocks The Mysteries Of Life After Death, Bob Olson is an Afterlife Investigator & Psychic Medium Researcher. Bob began investigating the afterlife after the passing of his father in 1997. Since that time, he has become a leading expert on life after death, psychic mediums, after-death communication, past lives, and near-death experiences.

Bob Olson is also the founder of BestPsychicDirectory.com, BestPsychicMediums.com, and PsychicMediumWorkshop.com. AfterlifeTV.com is the most recent of Bob’s resources to guide and educate you about the afterlife. Here you’ll see videos where Bob talks with authors, experts & practitioners (Conversations), videos of Bob sharing what he’s learned from his investigations (Reports), and videos of people sharing their afterlife experiences (Experiences).

Bob Olson tells his story of going from private investigator to afterlife investigator.

 In 1997, Bob Olson’s father died of lung cancer at the age of 64. Bob was just 35. The painful event ignited spiritual questions for Bob that he’d never before considered. Is there life after death? If so, what evidence exists to prove it? And, if one could prove the existence of an afterlife, was it also possible to know if our deceased loved ones exist in this afterlife, if they are okay, and if they are watching over us? So it was his father’s death that became the catalyst for Bob’s investigation into the afterlife.

Since graduating college in 1985 with a degree in Criminology, Bob worked as a licensed private investigator in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He investigated cases involving fraud, adultery, personal injury and even murder. In fact, he worked for some of the most prestigious law firms in Boston, including Swartz & Swartz, Hill & Barlow, and Sugarman & Sugarman.

Bob has always preferred evidence over conjecture, not just in his work but also in his spiritual beliefs. He was raised Catholic but was never sure he even believed in God. Without evidence, he remained cynically skeptical. And this is how he began his investigation into the afterlife—skeptical, though open minded enough to be willing to investigate it.

“Closed-minded skeptics are merely debunkers,” Bob Olson explains. “They are locked onto to their skepticism and wear it like a badge of honor. They don’t look for evidence first and draw their conclusions second. They have already made their conclusions and only seek evidence to back them up.”

Bob adds, “Open-minded skeptics haven’t created their image around being a skeptic. They are truth seekers. They are open minded enough to recognize that they don’t know everything and humble enough to know they can be wrong. So they begin with skepticism because they don’t have reason to believe otherwise. But then they investigate first, discover evidence second, and draw their conclusions last. This is how I investigate the afterlife.”

Bob founded BestPsychicMediums.com (2001) and BestPsychicDirectory.com (2007), two trusted sources for locating genuine and legitimate psychics and mediums. Throughout Bob’s investigations, he has tested hundreds of psychics and mediums around the globe and, resultantly, has become a leading authority on the subject with TV, movie and documentary producers, newspaper and online journalists, radio hosts, book publishers, event promoters, as well as law enforcement agencies and private investigators. If someone needs to understand the abilities, personalities and intricacies of the psychic-medium world, Bob Olson is the only leading expert who’s not a psychic medium.

Bob’s achievements in psychic and medium investigation have further allowed him to evaluate and isolate the key components that set apart the best readings from the mediocre, leading him to create his famous, although secret, 15-point test. Today, Bob trains psychic mediums from all over the United States and Canada on how to improve the structure and delivery of their readings based on principles of ability, ethics, integrity, responsibility, delivery and professionalism.

After his first year investigating mediums, Bob expanded his exploration to other afterlife-related experiences, including past-life regression, near-death experiences, ghosts and hauntings, channeling, divination, spirit writing, energy healing, medical intuition, out of body experiences, remote viewing, animal communication, meditation and more. Whenever possible, Bob underwent his own personal experiences in order to share the most extraordinary of them in writing with his online audience. As a result of these articles, people have traveled from all over the world to have their own private experiences with the same practitioners.

Today, Bob has a reputation in the spiritual and paranormal industry as a man of high integrity and ethics. While some people see him as the watchdog of this field, especially within the psychic medium industry because his standards for readings have grown to become so difficult to meet, he is also a trusted voice for the public because of this reputation.