Archive for May, 2009

ESP Machines

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Science Experiments | No Comments »

I have a geek side, I love machinery, and I've been collecting pictures of ESP machines. The machine below was designed by Helmut Schmidt, a German physicist who worked at Boeing's research laboratory, and later for J. B. Rhine.  From ...

New Book by Artist Susan MacWilliam: Remote Viewing

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 Posted in Books and Publications | No Comments »

I went to a presentation Susan MacWilliam gave for the Parapsychology Foundation and I was very impressed, I love her work.  I browsed her website one day and the work there was evocative, thoughtful and visually arresting.  From the press ...

Dr. Alan Gregg

Monday, May 18th, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

Dr. Gregg was an interesting guy. For 20 years he was the chief of the medical sciences division of the Rockefeller Foundation and he retired as vice president of the foundation. He was the guy who approved a grant ...

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 ...

Raymond Bayless and the Spook Light

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 Posted in Ghost Stories, People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

Some stories are just more fun than others. I picked a few people who crossed paths with the scientists at the lab to write about, and one of them was an amateur researcher named Raymond Bayless.  (More below.)                           I wrote ...

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 ...

Parapsychology and Pop Culture

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 Posted in Parapsychology and Popular Culture, People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

In 1965, two months after the Parapsychology Laboratory of Duke University closed its doors, the Broadway play On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City. The play is about ...