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.
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 legendary American-Hungarian stage magician and escape artist 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.
Irish journalist, author and broadcaster (1916-1993), whose many published works include books about psychical research.
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.
Canadian-born conjurer (1928-2020) and public scourge of psychics, parapsychologists, faith healers and practitioners of alternative medicine, best known for his ‘Million Dollar Challenge'.