Archive for April, 2009

The Best Poltergeist Case

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Ghost Stories | No Comments »

This is a Life Magazine picture of the Herrmann family in their home. I thought people who've read Unbelievable might appreciate seeing what they looked like.  (It's also a pretty great shot.)  I gather the objects at the boy's feet ...

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 ...

Louisa Rhine

Monday, April 27th, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

People often had mixed feelings about J. B. Rhine, but as far as I could tell everyone loved Louisa, or Louie, as she was called.  I think I failed Louie in my book.  She doesn't loom large enough.  She was ...

Carl Sagan

Friday, April 24th, 2009 Posted in Scientists Comment on Paranormal | No Comments »

From Carl Sagan's book Demon-Haunted World: "... there are three claims in the ESP field which, in my opinion, deserve serious study: (1) that by thought alone humans can (barely) affect random number generators in computers; (2) that people under mild sensory deprivation can receive ...

Morey and the Astronauts

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

In 1963, Morey Bernstein had a visit from astronaut Alan Shepard.  Shepard was interested in parapsychology, “But these boys have a very tight tongue when it comes to talking about ESP effects in space,” Morey wrote J. B. Rhine. ...

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 ...

Morey Bernstein Part 1

Monday, April 20th, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

Morey Bernstein was a friend of the Rhines, and he's probably best known for his reincarnation work which he wrote about in his book The Search for Bridey Murphy.  But like many people who are exposed to something unexplained, Bernstein ...