Someone who studies all things paranormal, including, but not limited to, spiritual hauntings, cryptozoology, poltergeists and more. A paranologist can be anyone with a dedication to this field of study. (With more and more people entering the field of paranormal research, there is a need for a term of someone who studies or works in this field.)
There are several groups across the nation who have formed paranormal research teams. Each member of a team who studies paranormal activity can be considered a paranologist. Paranormal research has become a "hot topic" for many people.