Archive for June, 2009

Testing Groups for ESP

Monday, June 29th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Science Experiments | 2 Comments »

The scientists at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory pretty much tested every group they could think of for ESP.  The picture below is from a series they did testing blind children.  The caption reads:  The subject is trying to match sealed ...

Eileen Garrett and the World Beyond the Senses

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 Posted in Books and Publications | No Comments »

“I have seen such a world where forms and half-made shapes moved and struggled,” Eileen Garrett wrote about the paranormal. I always loved Eileen Garrett's descriptions of her abilities, and what it was like for her. The following quote in ...

Presentation Rescheduled!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Posted in General | No Comments »

My book presentation that was originally scheduled for this Sunday, June 28, had to be rescheduled for Sunday, September 27, due to an emergency re-wiring of the theatre where the presentation will take place. I hope people can make the new ...

Notice from Yale University

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Posted in Scientists Comment on Paranormal | No Comments »

I plan to write a post about the Parapsychology Laboratory Records at the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, and the fact that there is still so much there that is untapped. I couldn't read it ...

Witch Bottle

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 Posted in General | 1 Comment »

I came across this short article in British Archeology.  The piece is titled, The Bizarrest Bottle Ever Found.  I love stuff like this.  What is in there?? From the article: “Witch bottles were commonly buried to ward off spells. Some 200 have ...

Another Ghost Story That Didn’t Make the Book

Saturday, June 13th, 2009 Posted in Ghost Stories | No Comments »

I came across a few letters in the Duke Parapsychology Lab archives about a haunting in Virginia at a place called the Oakland Farm School. The letters were dated 1964 and they written to Gaither Pratt (a scientists at the ...

My June 28 Presentation

Friday, June 12th, 2009 Posted in General | No Comments »

Okay, I'm plugging my own event. It's on June 28, at 3:00 pm and I'll be giving a presentation about my book and the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory at: Polaris North Theatre 245 West 29th St, 4th Floor $15 in advance. $20 at the ...