Scientists & Researchers

British psychologist and psi researcher, whose work has focused on the relationship of creativity and other personality traits with anomalous experiences.

American parapsychologist (1946-92) who achieved notable successes in his psi experiments and helped pioneer the ganzfeld sensory deprivation technique as a method of ESP testing.  

The American-Hungarian stage magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was hostile to spiritualism, and wrote books about his debunking of mediums. 

Anthropologist, writer and teacher, with particular research interests in mediumship and trance phenomena. He is author of Greening the Paranormal (2019) and editor of Paranthropology

American psychologist, amateur magician and leading critic of parapsychology, co-founder of the Committee for the Scientific Inquiry (CSI).

James Hervey Hyslop (1854-1920) was a professor of philosophy, a psychologist, and, during the last fifteen years of his life, a dedicated psychical researcher.

Robert Jahn was a plasma physicist who made notable contributions to the science of rocket propulsion and founded  the PEAR anomalies research laboratory, specializing in the study of mind-machine interaction.

James ‘The Amazing’ Randi (1928-2020), was a professional conjurer and escapologist, who in later life became a public scourge of psychics, parapsychologists, faith healers and practitioners of...

The American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842-1910) is one of the most eminent academic figures to have been involved in psi research.

CEM Joad  (1891-1953) was a British philosopher and television personality with an active interest in psychical research.