Archive for March, 2009

Seymour Mauskopf

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Posted in Books and Publications, People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

I went down to Durham to give talks about my book for Duke University and for the Rhine Research Center. At the one for the Rhine Research Center I was co-presenting with Sy Mauskopf, a Duke professor and science ...

The Trumpet Medium Returns

Saturday, March 21st, 2009 Posted in Ghost Stories | 5 Comments »

"A fine example of unformed ectoplasm extending up to the levitated trumpet." That was written on the back of this photograph.  I'm posting it because I was at the Rhine Research Center yesterday scanning photographs, and I came across a ...

Eileen Garrett – A Medium

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

This is a picture of the medium Eileen Garrett. She helped secure the initial funding that established the Parapsychology Laboratory (from Francis Bolton, who I will post about later). Garrett also put herself at the lab's disposal for any tests ...

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 ...

Speaking of Research

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 Posted in Books and Publications | No Comments »

I love when reviews mention the research.  Because I really did work hard.  And Rick Kleffel mentioned it twice in his review on The Agony Column on Bookotron.   "... whether or not you believe in such phenomena [telepathy, poltergeists, etc.] is ...

Going Back Down to Duke

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in General | No Comments »

I'm going back down to Durham tomorrow.  I'm going to be giving two presentations, one for Duke and one for the Rhine Research Center. I'm also going back to Special Collections to go through some new boxes of archives, and then ...

Michio Kaku

Monday, March 16th, 2009 Posted in Scientists Comment on Paranormal | No Comments »

I've been collecting quotes I like. This one comes from theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and I got it from his book Physics of the Impossible.  He puts telepathy and psychokinesis in the category of things he describes as:  “impossible ...