Archive for the ‘Parapsychology Organizations/Research’ Category

Bank Street in 1942

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research | No Comments »

Below, I tell the story of a possibly once haunted house on Bank Street in the West Village of New York City. (It's the May 26th post.) I searched the digital archives of the New York Public Library and found this ...

Gertrude Schmeidler, RIP

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research, People in Parapsychology | 4 Comments »

  I only just heard that Gertrude Schmeidler, a well known psychologist and parapsychologist, died on March 9, 2009.  She was 96 years old!  We talked a number of times while I was researching my book, although she preferred email.   ...

Gaither Pratt and Pigeon Homing

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research | 4 Comments »

This picture makes me a little sad.  The Office of Naval Research had funded a project, headed by Gaither Pratt, to see if homing pigeons were using ESP to find their way.  In 1958 Rhine asked Gaither to give up ...

CIA and Parapsychology

Monday, May 11th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research | No Comments »

In 1961, a purchase order came from the CIA for Betty Humphrey's “Handbook of Tests in Parapsychology,” a set of ESP cards and record sheets, and the entire set of the Journal of Parapsychology (Betty Humphrey was one of the ...

Pictures From the Rhine Research Center Archives

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research | No Comments »

There were no captions with either of these photographs, so I call them "Nails Guy" and "Tongue Guy." They're self-explanatory, but I would have liked to have dates, places and names.  The second woman on the left in the mink ...

My Last Event for Now

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research | No Comments »

I'm trying to psych myself up to schedule a bunch more, but my last event for now is a panel tomorrow at 6:30 at the New York Public Library called:  Paranormal Mysteries: Ghost Stories, Psychics, Vampires, and Things That Go Bump ...

Cold Cases and Psychics

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology Organizations/Research, People in Parapsychology | 4 Comments »

Part of the point of this book was to get away from unsolved murder, the subject of my last book.  But it just kept coming up. I had started researching a missing child in California named Bruce Kremen, whose family ...