Scientists & Researchers

Investigator associated with the Society for Psychical Research (1923-2010) who authored reports on poltergeist and haunting cases, some in collaboration with fellow parapsychologist Alan Gauld.

British scientist who carried out controversial experiments with Daniel Home and other mediums in the 1870s. His claim to have discovered a new ‘psychic force’ was  contested by other scientists, but his reports continue to be widely discussed.

Nobel prize-winning French physicist (1859-1906) who in the years before his untimely death in a traffic accident became enthusiastic about the phenomena he witnessed in the seance room. 

Moritz Dechamps is a German researcher investigating quantum effects in the context of micro-PK experiments.  

British psychologist and parapsychologist who has conducted research in ESP and  DMILS (direct mental interaction with living systems).  

British author and psi investigator (1890-1986), noted for a robustly critical approach that often brought him into conflict with colleagues. 

In later life, the creator of Sherlock Holmes became an evangelist for spiritualism. 

 American philosopher who in 1961 published a major study of psi phenomena, endorsing their existence and arguing that they constitute evidence for postmortem survival. This article describes and critiques his ideas. 

Ramses D’Leon Macias, a graduate student at Mexico’s Universidad UTEL, has carried out psi research in presentiment and psychokinesis.

Professor of philosophy at Rollins College, Orlando, Florida, who has carried out psi research, principally in the area of psychokinesis.