General Psi Topics

A celebrated 1920s hoax by two English girls, who persuaded author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and others that they had photographed themselves playing with fairies. 

A phenomenon that emerged in the early twentieth century in the study of mediumship and automatic writing, in which deceased psychical researchers appeared to be signalling to their living colleagues the fact of their having survived death. 

The term ‘decline effect’ in parapsychology refers to a decline in experimental performance over time. This article reviews various ways in which it manifests, and the reasons that have been proposed to account for them

Traditional method of locating underground water or minerals by the movement of a pair of metal rods, a forked stick or a pendulum. 

A list of some two hundred well-known intellectuals - scientists, thinkers, writers, and artists - who took seriously the possibility of psychical phenomena.

Overview of activity in the field of (mainly experimental) parapsychology across continental Europe. 

Parapsychologists have come to believe that experimenters play a major role in influencing the outcome of psi experiments. 

 

Reports of spontaneous paranormal occurrences are often contested on the grounds that witnesses were mistaken in what they thought they observed. This article analyses the extent to which eyewitness testimony can be trusted in this field. 

Collective term for anomalous or paranormal-seeming phenomena, based on the writings of Charles Fort (1874-1932).

Disputes the claim by skeptics that parapsychologists are more likely to commit fraud than other scientists.