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 affiliates and associate investigators in the United States, Canada, the UK, Italy, Australia, South Africa, and Germany.

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.