Archive for the ‘People in Parapsychology’ Category

The Medium Who Committed Suicide

Monday, December 6th, 2010 Posted in General, Letters to the Lab, People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 3 Comments »

I had intended to write about Ted Serios, the man who was said to be able to take pictures with his mind. But while reading through some 1962 letters about Serios between Dr. J. B. Rhine and Pauline Oehler, who ...

Dr. Michael Persinger

Monday, September 6th, 2010 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 11 Comments »

There's a relatively recent interview at the Scientific Paranormal Investigative Research Information website with Dr. Michael Persinger, a cognitive neuroscience researcher at Laurentian University. Persinger has been doing some interesting work over the years. There's a series of lectures ...

The Study of Human Experiences Project

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | No Comments »

Two people who helped me with my book, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, have set up a new research website called the Study of Human Experiences Project. In addition to a project they're working on with residents ...

Adam Linzmayer

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 Posted in People in Parapsychology | 1 Comment »

I always felt bad about cutting Adam Linzmayer from my book.  But there were so many people in the first draft it was hard to keep track.  Adam was the lab's first ESP star, however.  From the Fall of 1930 ...

Oliver Lodge

Monday, April 26th, 2010 Posted in Letters to the Lab, People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

One June 29, 1940, just under two months before he died, the physicist Oliver Lodge wrote J. B. Rhine. The first half of the letter is typed and the rest is handwritten with a very shaky hand. Dear Dr. Rhine, I ...

Harry Houdini

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Posted in People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

This is just a snippet from a 1954 letter from J. B. Rhine to his daughter Sally, where he briefly mentions a meeting with Houdini. His letter seems to indicate that the encounter was completely friendly, respectful and civil. ...

Commander McDonald to Captain Rickenbacker

Monday, April 5th, 2010 Posted in Letters to the Lab, People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

On November 1, 1943, Commander Eugene F. McDonald, the founder and president of the Zenith Radio Corporation, sat down and wrote WWI hero Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, who was then working for Eastern Airlines. My Dear Eddie: "... I am enclosing a copy ...