Scientists & Researchers

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, and a leading researcher on near-death experiences.

Engineer and inventor (1919-2006) who in later life became interested in psychical research. He was the principal investigator of the 1977 Enfield poltergeist case.  

Edmund Gurney (1847-1888) was a founder member of the Society for Psychical Research, noted for his research on hypnotism, telepathy and apparitions.  

Icelandic academic psychologist and psi researcher (1931-2020), who published extensively on topics such as past life memories and survival encounters.

British parapsychologist (1912-91) who investigated what he believed to be the electrical origins of paranormal phenomena.

Brazilian philosopher and psychologist with research interests in parapsychology, in particular ganzfeld ESP and collective influence on random number generators.

British psychologist and parapsychologist based at the University of Northampton. His research has focused on implicit precognition, morphic fields and the use of floatation tanks to induce psi-conducive states. 

Australian-born psychical researcher, noted both for his strong scepticism of physical (séance) mediums, and for his more sympathetic later work with the mental (clairvoyant) medium Leonora Piper.

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.