Archive for October, 2009

A Few Things …

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 Posted in Books and Publications, Ghost Stories | 2 Comments »

There's a few things I wanted to post about today. First, this new book, Queer Hauntings: True Tales of Gay and Lesbian Ghosts by Ken Summers. So many ghost books seem to just retread the same material ...

Author Michael Jawer PF Perspectives Lecture October 29

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in General | No Comments »

From the Parapsychology Foundation Press Release: Michael Jawer will present a lecture centering on his new book, written with colleague, Mark Micozzi and titled: The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion: How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth ...

ESP Games and Academic Politics

Sunday, October 18th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Parapsychology and Popular Culture, People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

In 1939, Rhine learned that the toy company Cadaco-Ellis was planning to come out with a game called Telepathy. The creator was said to be a psychologist named Dr. Ogden Reed. J. B. Rhine suspected and confirmed that Reed was ...

The Sacred Mushroom

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Posted in ESP and other Phenomena, Science Experiments | 3 Comments »

On January 24, 1961, the TV show One Step Beyond aired an episode about ESP and psychedelics which is available on YouTube. I loved hearing the One Step Beyond theme music, and host John Newland using his Ooh-I-Am-Saying-Something-Scary-voice to ...

Pictures of Elizabeth Bullock’s Grave

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Posted in Ghost Stories | 3 Comments »

Nancy Wallace very kindly sent me pictures of the grave of Elizabeth Bullock, whose strange story I tell here. Nancy had grown up nearby and on a recent visit home she drove to the St. Patrick's Cemetery at Table ...

Sad Letters to the Lab

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 Posted in Letters to the Lab | 2 Comments »

I've written before about the many sad letters that would arrive at the lab every day.  Every time I read one I wondered how the scientists would manage to come up with a compassionate response to them, or if they ...