About the IIG

What is the Independent Investigations Group?

The Independent Investigations Group (IIG) was formed in 2000. It is the brainchild of CFI-Los Angeles Executive Director James Underdown , whose goal was to "spread a plague of skepticism across the world." The IIG is the largest paranormal investigation group in the world, with multiple affiliates in the United States and in Canada.

Our volunteers represent a wide range of education levels, professional and life experience. The IIG’s main branch is at CFI in Hollywood, CA.

We investigate paranormal and extraordinary claims and offer a $100,000 prize for anyone able to prove paranormal ability under mutually agreed upon test conditions. The $100,000 Challenge is underwritten by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) , publisher of Skeptical Inquirer magazine.