Charles Emmons is a sociologist/anthropologist at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA) who has studied paranormal phenomena for 35 years. He combines an open but skeptical social-scientific approach with, more recently, an experiential, intuitive view from his personal experiences as a Spiritualist.

His books include Chinese Ghosts and ESP (1982), Hong Kong Prepares for 1997 (1987), At the Threshold: UFOs, Science and the New Age (1997), and coauthored with Penelope Emmons: Guided by Spirit: A Journey into the Mind of the Medium (2003) and Science and Spirit: Exploring the Limits of Consciousness (2012). He is active in the research groups Exploring the Extraordinary, and The Society for Scientific Exploration.