Archive for September, 2009

Presentation Today!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 Posted in General | 3 Comments »

Just a reminder that I'll be giving a presentation about my book today at 3pm. Then after a short break parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach will talk about "Psychical Research Today: In Life, Lab and the Media." Where: Polaris North Theatre 245 West 29th Street Between 7th ...

Another Inventor and the Afterlife: Glenn W. Watson

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 6 Comments »

Watching the History's Detectives segment about Thomas Edison reminded me of another inventor who had an interest in subjects related to parapsychology: Glenn W. Watson. From my book: "Just before Rhine retired from Duke in 1965, a 75-year-old inventor ...

Edison and the Afterlife Part 2

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 1 Comment »

History's Detectives did a very entertaining segment about Edison's machine (thank you for the pointer, Winifer Skattebol). You can see it here. It's the first historical mystery they try to solve and it's really worth watching. And, one of ...

ESP Machines

Sunday, September 20th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Science Experiments | No Comments »

This machine was built to shuffle the famous Zener cards, aka ESP cards.  That is the late Dr. Elizabeth McMahan in the picture.

My Take on Edison and Talking to the Dead

Monday, September 14th, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Scientists Comment on Paranormal | 8 Comments »

In my book I briefly mention the interview Thomas Edison had with Scientific American about a machine he wanted to build to talk to the dead. While I was researching this section I talked to Jack Stanley, the curator ...

More Harold Sherman and Bruce Kremen

Thursday, September 10th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, People in Parapsychology | 6 Comments »

Once you start researching a story it's hard to let go. I recently asked the librarians at the University of Central Arkansas Archives to search The Harold M. Sherman Papers for anything to due with Bruce Kremen, the missing ...

Elizabeth McMahan (aka BettyMac) 1924 – 2009

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 Posted in People in Parapsychology | 6 Comments »

I only just learned yesterday that Elizabeth McMahan, who I knew as BettyMac, died on August 17th. She was 85 years old. I can't tell you how sad I am. I really liked BettyMac, I can't imagine ...