MAPIT was first formed by David Rees in August of 1974 and was situated in Stockport UK. At that time MAPIT investigators only researched UFO incidents, hense its name being : Manchester's Aerial Phenomena Investigation Team at that time. David Rees was the editor of Skywatch Magazine and ran the organisation until it was taken over by Stephen Mera in 1995. In 1996, Stephen re-formed the organisation to incorporate the scientific study of anomalous phenomena. A much wider range of phenomena was to be investigated and researched. Subjects such as the paranormal and the supernatural.


MAPIT became: Manchester's Anomalous Phenomena Investigation Team. In January of 2000 MAPIT went under another re-formation and changed its name to: Manchester's Association of Paranormal Investigation & Training. This change was brought about due to MAPITs work with Investigation and Training Programs as well as educational courses. MAPIT started their training courses in September of 1996 and are still currently running. The British Investigators Training Course (BITC) is the most comprehensive & recognised course of its kind in the world.  MAPIT investigations take place throughout the United Kindom. MAPIT does not conduct many investigations of alleged haunted halls, stately homes or graveyards.


MAPIT specialises in residential disturbances and corporate investigations.  In 1996 SEP was launched - The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology. SEP only investigate parapsychological subjects and submit their findings to numerous establishments. SEP collate information and document scientific findings in hope of educating the general public and the media in regards to the study of parapsychology and in hope of advancing the subject.

MAPIT thoroughly attempt to rationalise all reported incidents of paranormal disturbances and other unusual experiences...


This does not mean we do not believe you. We are aware that certain anomalies do take place which cannot be rationalised. Our clients are provided a thorough service along with a documented report of our findings.


If required MAPIT and SEP do offer a Confidentiality Assurance Policy. We believe in protecting our clients from ridicule, unwanted media interest and support the scientific study of Anomalous Phenomena.


SEP Specialise in corportate investigation and research and offer a high level of confidentiality. SEP are the UK's most recognised service providers to corporate comanies, businesses, councils, housing associations, private landlords, hotels, stores, shops, grounds, sites etc.


For further information please contact SEP Founder Steve Mera on: 07866 685835


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website and to thank those who support our organisation and the work we carry out.


If you have any comments or suggestions about the information on our website, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please feel free to leave your comments on our Contact page.


Recognised as the leading online magazine of its type, 'Phenomena Magazine' is a FREE magazine from (MAPIT) Manchester's Association of Paranormal Investigation & Training. Phenomena Magazine looks at the whole realm of the Unexplained; Paranormal, UFO's, Cryptozoological, Parapsychological and much much more.


Guest writers along with reviews of books and documentaries add to the content as does recent news from the paranormal world. Phenomena Magazine can be downloaded from the Phenomena Magazine website every month for FREE in PDF Format.


All authors are asked to submit their works for free, although full credit is given. Phenomena Magazine is distributed world wide and we encourage new writers to have their articles distributed to a large audience.




Interested in writing an article for Phenomena Magazine? MAPIT gives everybody chance to have their article appear in our magazine and distributed world wide. Simply get in touch...



We are constantly looking for future material and welcome (Subject Related) articles. Any articles should not be more than 2000 words long and no less than 500. Please forward any illustrations or photographs you would like to see appear with your article.


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Phenomena Magazine have advertised many Lectures, Conferences, DVDs and Magazines. Because Phenomena Magazine is free we do not charge to place such advertisments, however we do operate on an exchange basis. If you are willing to advertise Phenomena Magazine on your website or in your magazine, we will gladly accept your advert. If interested, please forward your advertisment along with details or where you will be advertising Phenomena Magazine. Also, if you have any photographs, video footage or audio recordings you would like us to analyse Free of charge, then simply send them over to us. We will even review this in a future edition of the magazine.



All submitted articles to Phenomena Magazine must be 'Original Work'. MAPIT are not responsible for  articles that appear in the magazine which do not belong to the individuals submitting them. MAPIT do everything in their power to credit individuals work and images. If you are aware of any material featured in Phenomena Magazine that is not credited correctly, then please inform us as soon as possible so we can correct it. The MAPIT Copyright covers only articles wrote by MAPIT members / investigators and group logos found throughout the magazine. The views and opinions expressed in any of the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of MAPIT, or Phenomena Magazine.



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