Elliott Madison is a Social Parapsychologist who has been studying Nocturnal assaults for more than twelve years. He has Masters Degrees and advance degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Folklore from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked for the American Society for Psychical Research and is the Co-Founder the White Crow Society Institute for Social Parapsychology and ex-director of Nocturnal Assault Research Center.
Mr. Madison has received research grants from the Parapsychology Foundation, Ford Foundation and Nelson-Lehman Research Grant to do work on parapsychology and nocturnal assaults. Mr. Madison has published a number article related to Nocturnal assaults in both popular and peer-reviewed journals.
Social Parapsychologist Elliott Madison of the White Crow Society differentiated standard sleep paralysis from Nocturnal or Old Hag assaults as the guest on the first half of Friday's show. Regular sleep paralysis, he said, is associated with hormones that suppress motor functions during the dream state, that haven't completely worn off upon awakening.