Father's death became a catalyst to investigating the afterlife
In 1997, Bob Olson’s father died of lung cancer at the age of 64. Bob was just 34. 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.
Bob became a private eye in 1985
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.
Being a private investigator provided Bob with the skills and instincts to investigate any subject, so shortly after his father's passing, Bob decided to use his skills as a private eye to investigate life after death.
Raised Catholic but with a questioning yet open mind
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 has investigated life after death for over 25 years
Bob Olson’s initial research into the afterlife began in the year 1997. Bob had his first reading with a medium in 1999, then founded BestPsychicMediums.com in 2002 and BestPsychicDirectory.com (this site) in 2007, two trusted sources for locating genuine and legitimate psychics and mediums. In 2011 Bob founded AfterlifeTV.com to educate people about life after death. In 2014, Bob authored the book, Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Research Unlocks the Mysteries of Life after Death, and in 2017 he authored the book, The Magic Mala: A Story That Changes Lives.
Bob's tested hundreds of psychics & mediums
Throughout Bob’s investigations, he's tested hundreds of psychics and mediums around the globe and, resultantly, has become a leading authority on the subject.
For years, TV, movie and documentary producers, newspaper and online journalists, as well as law enforcement agencies and private investigators have consulted with Bob about psychic and mediums. If someone needs to understand the abilities, personalities and intricacies of the psychic and medium world, Bob Olson is the only leading expert who’s NOT a psychic medium himself.
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 psychics and mediums around the world on how to improve the structure and delivery of their readings based on principles of ability, ethics, integrity, responsibility, delivery and professionalism.
Bob's afterlife investigation has led him to research numerous otherworldly experiences
After his first year investigating psychics and mediums, Bob expanded his exploration to other supernatural 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 experiences with his online audience. As a result of Bob's articles and videos, people have traveled from all over the world to have their own private experiences with the same or similar practitioners.
A trusted voice in the psychic & medium field
Today, Bob Olson 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 within the psychic and medium industry, partly because his standards for readings have become so difficult to meet, Bob has become a trusted voice for people interested in psychics, mediums and the afterlife because of this reputation.
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