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Archibald Campbell Holms (1861 - 1954) most well known as A. Campbell Holms was a Scottish shipbuilding expert and spiritualist.
Ada Goodrich Freer (15 May 1857 in Uppingham – 24 February 1931 in New York), afterwards known as Adela Monica Goodrich-Freer Spoer, was a medium, clairvoyant, psychical researcher and author.
Aelfrida Catherine Wetenhall Tillyard (5 October 1883 – 12 December 1959) was a British author, medium, lecturer on Comparative Religion and associated religious topics, spiritual advisor and self-styled mystic.
Afterlife (also referred to as life after death or the hereafter) is the belief that an essential part of an individual's identity or the stream of consciousness continues to manifest after the death of the physical body.
Alan Gauld (born 1932) is a British parapsychologist, psychologist and writer best known for his research on the history of hypnotism.
Alaric Alfred Watts (18 February, 1825 - 1901) most well known as A. A. Watts was a British government clerk, spiritualist and writer.
Albert Freiherr von Schrenck-Notzing (18 May 1862 – 12 February 1929) was a German physician, psychiatrist and notable psychical researcher, who devoted his time to the study of paranormal events connected with mediumship, hypnotism and telepathy.
Alfred Wilks Drayson (also Wilkes) (1827–1901) was an English army officer, author and astronomer.
Alice Johnson (7 July 1860 – 13 January 1940) was an English zoologist.
Father Allan MacDonald (Scottish Gaelic Maighstir Ailein) (25 October 1859, Fort William, Scotland – 8 October 1905, Eriskay) was a Roman Catholic priest, poet, folklore collector, and activist from the Scottish Gàidhealtachd.
Allen H. Greenfield is an American-born occultist and author long involved in the free illuminist movement.
The American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) is an organisation dedicated to parapsychology based in New York City, where it maintains offices and a library.
Andrew Carr MacKenzie (1911–2001) was a journalist, novelist and parapsychologist from New Zealand.
Andrew Lang, FBA (31 March 184420 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology.
The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British Army in the Battle of Mons at the outset of the First World War.
Anita Gregory (née Kohsen; 9 June 1925 – 7 November 1984) was a German-born British psychologist and parapsychologist.
Anna Melloni Rasmussen (1898-1983) was a Danish spiritualist medium.
Annie Fairlamb Mellon (1850–1938) also known as Mrs.
Anomalous experiences, such as so-called benign hallucinations, may occur in a person in a state of good mental and physical health, even in the apparent absence of a transient trigger factor such as fatigue, intoxication or sensory deprivation.
Ansel Bourne (1826–1910) was a famous 19th-century psychology case due to his experience of a probable dissociative fugue.
In parapsychology, an apparitional experience is an anomalous experience characterized by the apparent perception of either a living being or an inanimate object without there being any material stimulus for such a perception.
Archie Edmiston Roy FRSE, FRAS (24 June 1924 – 27 December 2012) was Professor Emeritus of Astronomy in the University of Glasgow.
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, (25 July 184819 March 1930) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
Arthur Prince Chattock, FRS (14 August 1860 – 1 July 1934) was a British physicist.
Arthur Woollgar Verrall (5 February 1851, Brighton – 18 June 1912, Cambridge) was a British classics scholar associated with Trinity College, Cambridge, and the first occupant of the King Edward VII Chair of English.
The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP) is a UK-based education and research charity, dedicated to scientifically investigate alleged paranormal and anomalous phenomena, with a view to approaching the subject in its entirety rather than looking into the psychology of individual phenomenon.
Balfour Stewart (1 November 182819 December 1887) was a Scottish physicist.
Ballechin House was a Georgian estate home near Grandtully, Perthshire, Scotland.
The Bélmez Faces or the Faces of Bélmez is an alleged paranormal phenomenon in a private house in Spain which started in 1971 when residents claimed images of faces appeared in the concrete floor of the house.
Bernard J. Carr is a British professor of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Bertold Paul Wiesner (1901–1972) was an Austrian Jewish physiologist noted firstly for coining the term 'Psi' to denote parapsychological phenomena; secondly for his contribution to research into human fertility and the diagnosis of pregnancy; and thirdly for being biological father to an estimated 600 offspring by anonymously donating sperm used by his wife the obstetrician Mary Barton to perform artificial insemination on women at a private clinic on Harley Street, London, England.
Borderland was a magazine founded and edited by William Thomas Stead from 1893 to 1897.
Borley is a village and civil parish in Essex, England.
Borley Rectory was a Victorian house that gained fame as "the most haunted house in England" after being described as such by psychic researcher Harry Price.
Brian Inglis (31 July 1916 – 11 February 1993) was an Irish journalist, historian and television presenter.
Brian David Josephson (born 4 January 1940) is a Welsh theoretical physicist and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Cambridge.
British philosophy refers to the philosophical tradition of the British people.
Charlie Dunbar Broad (30 December 1887 – 11 March 1971), usually cited as C. D. Broad, was an English epistemologist, historian of philosophy, philosopher of science, moral philosopher, and writer on the philosophical aspects of psychical research.
Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad (12 August 1891 – 9 April 1953) was an English philosopher and broadcasting personality.
Charles Alexander Lockhart Robertson (4 April 1825 – 18 May 1897), best known as C. Lockhart Robertson, was a Scottish asylum doctor and spiritualist.
Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author.
Carmine Carlos Mirabelli (2 January, 1889 - April 30, 1951) was a Brazilian physical medium and Spiritualist from South America.
Caroline Van Deusen Chenoweth (December 29, 1846 – 1917) was an American educator and vice-consul for Canton, China.
Catherine Amy Dawson Scott (August 1865 – 4 November 1934) was an English writer, playwright and poet.
Cecil Husk (1847-1920) was a British professional singer and spiritualist medium.
Celia Elizabeth Green (born 26 November 1935) is a British writer on philosophical skepticism and psychology.
Cesare Lombroso (born Ezechia Marco Lombroso; 6 November 1835 – 19 October 1909), was an Italian criminologist and physician, founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology.
Charles Bailey (1870–1947) was an Australian apport medium who was exposed as a fraud.
Charles Drayton Thomas (1867 - 1953) also known as C. Drayton Thomas was a British Methodist minister and spiritualist.
Charles Lakeman Tweedale (died 29 June, 1944) most well known as Charles L. Tweedale was a British Anglican minister and spiritualist.
Charles Carleton Massey (1838-1905) most well known as C. C. Massey was a British barrister, Christian mystic and psychical researcher.
Prof Charles Robert Richet (25 August 1850 – 4 December 1935) was a French physiologist at the Collège de France known for his pioneering work in immunology.
Christianity and Theosophy, for more than a hundred years, have a difficult and occasionally poor relationship.
Ciarán James O'Keeffe (born 21 March 1971) is a British psychologist specialising in parapsychology and forensic psychology.
Clandon Park House is an early 18th-century grade I listed Palladian mansion in West Clandon, near Guildford in Surrey.
The College of Psychic Studies (founded in 1884 as the London Spiritualist Alliance) is a non-profit organisation based in South Kensington, London.
The Coulomb Affair was a conflict between Emma and Alexis Coulomb, on one side, and Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society, on the other.
The cross-correspondences refers to a series of automatic scripts and trance utterances from a group of automatic writers and mediums, involving members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR).
Crystal-gazing (also known as crystal-seeing, crystallism, crystallomancy, gastromancy, and spheromancy) is a method for seeing visions achieved through trance induction by means of gazing at a crystal.
Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced Hume; 20 March 183321 June 1886) was a Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will.
David G. J. Fontana FBPsS (1 November 1934 – 18 October 2010) was a British psychologist, parapsychologist and author.
Desmond Gerald Fitzgerald (1834-1905) was an English electrician and spiritualist.
Donald James West (born 1924) is a British psychiatrist, parapsychologist and author.
Douglas Blackburn (6 August 1857, Southwark – 28 March 1929, Tonbridge) was an English journalist and novelist, who worked in the Transvaal and Natal between 1892 and 1908.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites, and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.
The Drummer of Tedworth is a case of an alleged poltergeist manifestation in the West Country of England by Joseph Glanvill, from his book Saducismus Triumphatus (1681).
Eric Robertson Dodds (26 July 1893 – 8 April 1979) was an Irish classical scholar.
Ectoplasm (from the Greek ektos, meaning "outside", and plasma, meaning "something formed or molded") is a term used in spiritualism to denote a substance or spiritual energy "exteriorized" by physical mediums.
Dame Edith Sophy Lyttelton (née Balfour; 4 April 1865 – 2 September 1948) was a British novelist, playwright, World War I-era activist and spiritualist.
Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe (born 1868; died 29 June 1933 at St. Albans, UK) was an Irish physicist, astrophysicist and chemist.
Edmund Gurney (23 March 1847 – 23 June 1888) was an English psychologist and parapsychologist.
Herr Edmund Parish (1861–1916) was a German psychologist and hallucination researcher.
Edmund Dawson Rogers (born Holt, Norfolk, England, 7 August 1823, died Finchley, London, 28 September 1910), was an English journalist and spiritualist.
Edward Bullough (28 March 1880 – 17 September 1934) was an English aesthetician and scholar of modern languages, who worked at the University of Cambridge.
Edward Trusted Bennett (July 1, 1831 - November 16, 1908), best known as Edward T. Bennett was a British botanist and psychical researcher.
Edward White Benson (14 July 1829 – 11 October 1896) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1883 until his death.
Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick, (née Balfour; 11 March 1845 – 10 February 1936), known as Nora to her family and friends, was a physics researcher assisting Lord Rayleigh, an activist for the higher education of women, Principal of Newnham College of the University of Cambridge, and a leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research.
Within ghost hunting and parapsychology, electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded.
Elliott O'Donnell (27 February 1872 – 8 May 1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts.
Emily Susan Ford (1850–1930), artist and campaigner for women's rights, was born into a Quaker family in Leeds.
Emma Maria Pearson (1828–1893), the daughter of Captain Charles Pearson, RN, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, was a writer and one of the first British women to serve as a nurse for the Red Cross.
The Enfield Poltergeist is the name given to seemingly supernatural activity at 284 Green Street, a council house in Brimsdown, Enfield, England between 1977 and 1979 involving two sisters, aged 11 and 13.
Eric John Dingwall (1890–1986) was a British anthropologist and psychical researcher.
Erlendur Haraldsson (born 1931) is a professor emeritus of psychology on the faculty of social science at the University of Iceland.
Sir Ernest Nathaniel Bennett (12 December 1865 – 2 February 1947) was a British academic, politician, explorer and writer.
Ernesto Bozzano (January 9, 1862 - June 24, 1943), also known as Signor Bozzano was an Italian parapsychologist and spiritualist.
Estelle Roberts (May 10, 1889 - May 30, 1970) was a British Spiritualist medium.
Eugéne Osty (16 May 1874 – 20 August 1938) was a French physician and psychical researcher.
Eusapia Palladino (alternate spelling: Paladino; 21 January 1854 – 16 May 1918) was an Italian Spiritualist physical medium.
Eva Carrière (born Marthe Béraud 1886 in France, died sometime after 1922), also known as Eva C, was a prominent spiritualist and psychic medium in the early 20th century.
Francis Henry Everard Joseph Feilding (6 March 1867 – 8 February 1936) best known as Everard Feilding was an English barrister, naval intelligence officer and psychical researcher.
Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Marrian Stratton DSO OBE TD DL FRS PRAS (16 October 1881 – 2 September 1960) was a British astrophysicist, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge from 1928 to 1947 and a decorated British Army officer.
Florence Elizabeth, Lady Barrett, (1867 - 7 August 1945) was a consultant surgeon at the Mothers' Hospital in Clapton and the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Florence Melian Stawell (2 May 1869 – 9 June 1936) was a classical scholar.
Frank Podmore (5 February 1856 – 14 August 1910) was an English author, and founding member of the Fabian Society.
Frederic William Henry Myers (6 February 1843 – 17 January 1901) was a poet, classicist, philologist, and a founder of the Society for Psychical Research.
Frederick Bligh Bond (30 June 1864 – 8 March 1945), generally known by his second given name Bligh, was an English architect, illustrator, archaeologist and psychical researcher.
Frederick Marion (born October 15, 1892) was the stage name of Josef Kraus a mentalist and performer who claimed powers of clairvoyance and telepathy.
Gardner Murphy (July 8, 1895 – March 18, 1979) was an American psychologist specialising in social and personality psychology and parapsychology.
George Albert Smith (4 January 1864 – 17 May 1959) was an English stage hypnotist, psychic, magic lantern lecturer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, inventor and a key member of the loose association of early film pioneers dubbed the Brighton School by French film historian Georges Sadoul.
George Nugent Merle Tyrrell (1879 - October 29, 1952), most well known as G. N. M. Tyrrell was a British mathematician, physicist, radio engineer and parapsychologist.
Sir George Thomas Beilby (17 November 1850 – 1 August 1924) was a British chemist.
George Valiantine (1874–1947) was an American direct voice medium that was exposed as a fraud.
George Wyld (1821 - 1906) was a Scottish homeopathic physician and Christian Theosophist.
Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour, PC (9 April 1853 – 14 January 1945), known as Gerald Balfour or Rt Hon G. W. Balfour until 1930, was a senior British Conservative politician who became a peer on the death of his brother, former prime minister Arthur Balfour, in 1930.
Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884 – 1964), also known by the craft name Scire, was an English Wiccan, as well as an author and an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist.
Henry FitzGerald Heard (6 October 1889 – 14 August 1971), commonly called Gerald Heard, was a British-born American historian, science writer, public lecturer, educator, and philosopher.
Ghost hunting is the process of investigating locations that are reported to be haunted by ghosts.
Ghosthunters is a British paranormal documentary television series that originally aired from 1996 to 1997 on the Discovery Channel.
George Gilbert Aimé Murray, (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres.
Gladys Osborne Leonard (May 28, 1882 – March 19, 1968) was a British trance medium, renowned for her work with the Society for Psychical Research.
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (6 August 1862 – 3 August 1932), known as Goldie, was a British political scientist and philosopher.
Gordon Rattray Taylor (11 January 1911 – 7 December 1981) was a popular British author and journalist.
Graham Nicholls (born 30 July 1975 in London, England) is an author, installation artist and specialist on out of body experiences.
Guy Lyon Playfair (5 April 1935 – 8 April 2018) was a British writer best known for his books about parapsychology.
Henry Habberley Price (17 May 1899 – 26 November 1984), usually cited as H. H. Price, was a Welsh philosopher, known for his work on perception.
A hallucination is a perception in the absence of external stimulus that has qualities of real perception.
Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch (28 October 1867 – 17 April 1941) was a German biologist and philosopher from Bad Kreuznach.
Hans Holzer (26 January 1920 – 26 April 2009) was an American paranormal researcher and author.
Harry Price (17 January 1881 – 29 March 1948) was a British psychic researcher and author, who gained public prominence for his investigations into psychical phenomena and his exposing fraudulent spiritualist mediums.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 8 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.
Henri-Louis Bergson (18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until World War II.
Henry Carvill Lewis (November 16, 1853 – July 21, 1888) was an American geologist and mineralogist.
Henry Sidgwick (31 May 1838 – 28 August 1900) was an English utilitarian philosopher and economist; he held the Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy from the year 1883 until his death.
Hensleigh Wedgwood (21 January 1803 – 2 June 1891) was a British etymologist, philologist and barrister, author of A Dictionary of English Etymology.
Herbert Henry Charles Thurston (15 November 1856 – 3 November 1939) was an English priest of the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Jesuit order, and a prolific scholar on liturgical, literary, historical, and spiritual matters.
Hereward Carrington (17 October 1880 – 26 December 1958) was a well-known British-born American investigator of psychic phenomena and author.
Report of the committee appointed to investigate phenomena connected with the Theosophical Society, commonly called the Hodgson Report was an 1885 report by the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) on Helena Blavatsky and purportedly apported Mahatma Letters.
Horace Meyer Kallen (August 11, 1882 – February 16, 1974) was an American philosopher.
Hornell Norris Hart (August 2, 1888 – February 27, 1967) was an American professor of sociology and parapsychologist.
Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky: compiled from information supplied by her relatives and friends is a book originally published in 1886 in London; it was compiled by a member of the Theosophical Society A. P. Sinnett, the first biographer of H. P. Blavatsky (née Hahn).
Indriði Indriðason (October 12, 1883 - August 31, 1912) was an Icelandic spiritualist medium.
Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz or cycles per second, the "normal" limit of human hearing.
The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is a non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina in the United States, associated with the academic field of near-death studies.
The International Club for Psychical Research (ICPR) was a short-lived psychical organization that was formed in May 1911 by Annie Besant.
The International Institute for Psychical Research (IIPR) was a short-lived psychical organization based in London that was formed in 1934.
Isabelle de Steiger, née Lace (28 February 1836 – 1 January 1927), was an English painter, theosophist, occultist and writer.
Ivor Owen Grattan-Guinness (23 June 1941 – 12 December 2014) was a historian of mathematics and logic.
John Arthur Hill (December 4, 1872 - March 22, 1951), best known as J. Arthur Hill was a British psychical researcher and writer.
Joseph Cecil Maby (1902-1971) was a British biophysicist, dowser and psychical researcher.
James Malcolm Bird (September 2, 1886 – October 30, 1964) was an American mathematician and parapsychologist.
John William Dunne FRAeS (1875–1949) was a British soldier, aeronautical engineer and philosopher.
Jack Webber (1907-1940) was a Welsh spiritualist medium.
James Henry Cousins (22 July 1873 – 20 February 1956) was an Irish writer, playwright, actor, critic, editor, teacher and poet.
James Hervey Hyslop, Ph.D, LL.D, (August 18, 1854 – June 17, 1920) was a professor of ethics and logic at Columbia University, a psychologist, and a psychical researcher.
James McKeen Cattell (May 25, 1860 – January 20, 1944), American psychologist, was the first professor of psychology in the United States, teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, and long-time editor and publisher of scientific journals and publications, most notably the journal Science.
James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928) is a Canadian-American retired stage magician and a scientific skeptic who has extensively challenged paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
Jan Ehrenwald (13 March 1900 – 15 June 1988) was a Czech-American psychiatrist and psychotherapist, most known for his work in the field of parapsychology.
Jenny Cockell (born 1953) is an English podiatrist who in the mid-1990s came to fame for writing about her claims of reincarnation.
Dr Jessie Margaret Murray (9 February 1867 – 25 September 1920) was a British psychoanalyst and suffragette.
Joan Hodgson Riviere (28 June 1883 – 20 May 1962) was a British psychoanalyst, who was both an early translator of Freud into English and an influential writer on her own account.
Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (8 November 1834, Berlin25 April 1882, Leipzig) was a German astrophysicist who studied optical illusions.
John Beloff (19 April 1920 – 1 June 2006) was a psychology professor at Edinburgh University and parapsychologist.
John Denham Parsons was an English writer.
John Edgar Coover (March 16, 1872 – February 19, 1938), also known as J. E. Coover was an American psychologist and parapsychologist known for his experiments into extrasensory perception.
John Carl Flügel (or Flügel) (13 June 1884 – 6 August 1955), was a British experimental psychologist and a practising psychoanalyst.
Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (J. G. Keulemans) (8 June 1842 – 29 March 1912) was a Dutch bird illustrator.
Dr John Lorne Campbell FRSE LLD OBE (1906–1996) was a Scottish historian, farmer, environmentalist and folklore scholar.
John Milne Bramwell (11 May 1852 – 16 January 1925) was a Scottish physician, surgeon and specialist medical hypnotist.
John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, (12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was a physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904.
Joseph Sinel (December 13, 1844 in St Helier, Jersey – April 2, 1929) was a naturalist and archaeologist.
Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist.
Kathleen Mary Hervey Goldney (1894–1992) best known as K. M. Goldney was a British parapsychologist and writer.
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria.
Lawrence Pearsall Jacks (9 October 1860 – 17 February 1955), abbreviated L. P. Jacks was an English educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister who rose to prominence in the period from World War I to World War II.
Lajos Pap (1883-1941) was a Hungarian carpenter and spiritualist medium.
Leckhampton is the residential site for postgraduate students of Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge, England.
Leo Ruickbie is an historian and sociologist of religion, specializing in paranormal beliefs, magic, witchcraft and Wicca.
Leonora Piper (née Leonora Evelina Simonds; 27 June 1857 – 3 June 1950) was a famous American trance medium in the area of Spiritualism.
Leslie Flint (1911 – 16 April 1994)Alexander Walker.
Josephine Letitia Denny Fairfield CBE (10 March 1885 – 1 February 1978) was a doctor, a lawyer, a war-worker, and the first ever female Chief Medical Officer for London.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.
This is a list of notable alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge.
This is a partial list of learned societies, grouped by country.
This is a list of notable magazines on paranormal, anomalous and Fortean phenomena.
This is a list of University of Cambridge people, featuring members of the University of Cambridge segregated in accordance with their fields of achievement.
H. Rider Haggard, KBE (1856 – 1925) was an English writer, largely of adventure fiction, but also of non-fiction.
The London Dialectical Society was a British professional association that formed in 1867 to investigate the claims of spiritualism.
Matthew Albert Bayfield (17 June 1852 in Kings Norton, Worcestershire – 2 August 1922 in Hertford) was an English classical scholar, author, headmaster, clergyman and spiritualist.
Manfred Cassirer (July 12, 1920 - December 18, 2003) was a British Egyptologist and parapsychologist.
Marian Spore Bush (October 22, 1878 – February 24, 1946) left her successful Michigan dental practice for a studio in Greenwich Village, New York City, and became a self-taught painter in the 1920s.
James Mark McGinnis Barr (May 18, 1871, PennsylvaniaDecember 15, 1950, The Bronx) was an electrical engineer, physicist, inventor, and polymath known for proposing the standard notation for the golden ratio.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
Mary Everest Boole (11 March 1832 in Wickwar, Gloucestershire – 17 May 1916 in Middlesex, England) was a self-taught mathematician who is best known as an author of didactic works on mathematics, such as Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, and as the wife of fellow mathematician George Boole.
Mary Rose Barrington (born 1926) is a parapsychologist and a former barrister and charity administrator.
Maurice Grosse (6 March 1919) was a British paranormal investigator. Famous for his involvement in the Enfield Poltergeist case from 1977 to 1979, he has subsequently been portrayed in The Enfield Haunting (2015) by Timothy Spall and most recently in The Conjuring 2 (2016) by Simon McBurney.
Maximilian Dessoir (8 February 1867 – 19 July 1947) was a German philosopher, psychologist and theorist of aesthetics.
May Sinclair was the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St.
Mediumship is the practice of certain people—known as mediums—to purportedly mediate communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings.
Count Mikhail Mikhailovich Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo (граф Михаил Михайлович Перовский-Петрово-Соловово; 1868-1954) was a Russian diplomat, psychical researcher and skeptic.
The Moberly–Jourdain incident (also the Ghosts of Petit Trianon or Versailles, les fantômes du Trianon / les fantômes de Versailles) is a claim of time travel and hauntings made by Charlotte Anne Moberly (1846–1937) and Eleanor Jourdain (1863–1924).
Mohini Mohun Chatterji (1858 - 1936) was a Bengali attorney and scholar who belonged to a prominent family that for several generations had mediated between Hindu religious traditions and Christianity.
Morton Henry Prince (December 21, 1854 – August 31, 1929) was an American physician who specialized in neurology and abnormal psychology, and was a leading force in establishing psychology as a clinical and academic discipline.
Myers is an English, Dutch and German origin surname.
Nandor Fodor (May 13, 1895 in Beregszász, Hungary – May 17, 1964 in New York City, New York) was a British and American parapsychologist, psychoanalyst, author and journalist of Hungarian origin.
The National Laboratory of Psychical Research was established in 1926 by Harry Price, at 16 Queensberry Place, London.
Northcote Whitridge Thomas (1868-1936) was a British anthropologist and psychical researcher.
Oliver Gatty (5 November 1907 - 5 June 1940) was a British chemist and psychical researcher.
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of, and holder of key patents for, radio.
Parapsychology is a field of research that studies a number of ostensible paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and apparitional experiences.
The Oxford Phasmatological Society was an organisation from Oxford that investigated paranormal phenomena.
Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.
United Kingdom charity Paranormal Site Investigators (PSI) is dedicated to advancing education, research and heritage in the area of anomalous experience.
The Parapsychological Association (PA) was formed in 1957 as a professional society for parapsychologists following an initiative by Joseph B. Rhine.
Parapsychology is the study of paranormal and psychic phenomena which include telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims.
Partners in Crime is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published by Dodd, Mead and Company in the US in 1929 and in the UK by William Collins & Sons on 16 September of the same year.
The Honourable Percy Scawen Wyndham DL JP MP (30 January 1835 – 13 March 1911) was a British soldier, Conservative Party politician, collector and intellectual.
In Spiritism, perispirit is the subtle body that is used by the spirit to connect with the perceptions created by the brain.
The Perrot–Warrick Fund is administered by Trinity College, Cambridge, and awards grants for research in parapsychology.
Peter Underwood, (16 May 1923 – 26 November 2014) was an English author, broadcaster and parapsychologist.
Precognition (from the Latin prae-, "before" and cognitio, "acquiring knowledge"), also called prescience, future vision, future sight is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.
Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author.
Raynor Carey Johnson (1901–1987) was an English parapsychologist, physicist and author.
Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death.
Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects is a 1997 two-part monograph (2268 pages) written by psychiatrist Ian Stevenson and published by Praeger.
René Sudre (April 19, 1880 - 1968) was a French journalist, parapsychologist and writer.
Renée Oriana Haynes (23 July 1906 - 1994), also known as Renée Tickell was a British novelist and psychical researcher.
Retrocognition (also known as postcognition), from the Latin retro meaning "backward, behind" and cognition meaning "knowing," describes "knowledge of a past event which could not have been learned or inferred by normal means." The term was coined by Frederic W. H. Myers.
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Richard Hodgson (1855–1905) was an Australian-born psychical researcher.
Richard Holt Hutton (2 June 1826 – 9 September 1897) was an English journalist of literature and religion.
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, FRS (19 June 1809 – 11 August 1885) was an English poet, patron of literature and politician.
Richard Whittington-Egan (22 October 1924 – 14 September 2016) was a Liverpool-born writer and criminologist, the author of Liverpool Colonnade and Liverpool Roundabout, two colourful chronicles of Liverpool's historical characters, crimes and mysteries.
Robert Fordyce Aickman (27 June 1914 – 26 February 1981) was an English writer and conservationist.
Born at Pollokshaws, Glasgow, Smith was educated at the University of Glasgow in preparation for ministry in the Church of Scotland but left before graduating.
Robert Cochrane (26 January 1931 – 3 July 1966), who was born as Roy Bowers, was an English occultist who founded the tradition of Pagan Witchcraft known as Cochrane's Craft.
Robert Henry Thouless (15 July 1894 – 25 September 1984) was a British psychologist and parapsychologist.
Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel, also known as Noël (27 August 1834—26 May 1894), was an English poet.
The Ronald Fisher bibliography contains the works published by the English statistician and biologist Ronald Fisher (1890–1962).
Rosalind Hedley Heywood (February 2, 1895 - June 27, 1980) was a British parapsychologist, psychic, and writer.
Rosina Thompson (born, 1868) was a British trance medium.
Rudi Schneider (July 27, 1908 – April 28, 1957), son of Josef Schneider and brother of Willi Schneider, was an Austrian Spiritualist and physical medium.
Rudolf Tischner (3 April 1879 in Hohenmölsen – 24 April 1961) was a German ophthalmologist and parapsychologist born in Hohenmölsen.
Rudolph William Basil Feilding, 8th Earl of Denbigh, 7th Earl of Desmond (9 April 1823 – 10 March 1892) was a British peer, succeeding to his titles on the death in 1865 of his father, the 7th Earl of Denbigh.
Rufus Osgood Mason (January 22, 1830 in Sullivan, New Hampshire – May 11, 1903 in New York City, New York) was a physician, surgeon, and teacher and an early researcher in parapsychology and hypnotherapy.
Samuel George Soal (1889–1975) — known as S.G. Soal — was a British mathematician and parapsychologist.
Sandleford is a hamlet and former parish in the English county of Berkshire.
A séance or seance is an attempt to communicate with spirits.
Seward Bishop Collins (April 22, 1899 – December 8, 1952) was an American New York socialite and publisher.
Simeon Edmunds (1917 – 1969) was a British psychical researcher and writer on hypnotism.
The Society for the Study of Supernormal Pictures (SSSP) was a short-lived psychical organization that formed in 1918 to investigate claims of spirit photography.
Spiritualism is a new religious movement based on the belief that the spirits of the dead exist and have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living.
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Stanhope Templeman Speer (20 October 1823 – 9 February 1889) was a British physician and mountain climber.
Stanisława Tomczyk was a Polish Spiritualist medium in the early 20th century.
Stephen E. Braude (born April 17, 1945) is an American philosopher and parapsychologist.
The Stone Tape theory is the speculation that ghosts and hauntings are analogous to tape recordings, and that mental impressions during emotional or traumatic events can be projected in form of energy, "recorded" onto rocks and other items and "replayed" under certain conditions.
Stuart Cumberland (1857–1922) was an English mentalist known for his demonstrations of "thought reading".
Table-turning (also known as table-tapping, table-tipping or table-tilting) is a type of séance in which participants sit around a table, place their hands on it, and wait for rotations.
Technology in science fiction examines the possibilities and implications of new technological concepts.
Theodore "Ted" Judd Serios (November 27, 1918 – December 30, 2006) was a Chicago bellhop known for his production of "thoughtographs" on Polaroid film.
Telepathy (from the Greek τῆλε, tele meaning "distant" and πάθος, pathos or -patheia meaning "feeling, perception, passion, affliction, experience") is the purported transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction.
The Apparition of Mrs.
The Cheltenham Ghost was an apparition said to haunt a house in Cheltenham in western England.
The Christian Guardian was a Wesleyan Methodist journal founded in Upper Canada in 1829.
The Ghost Club is a paranormal investigation and research organization, founded in London in 1862.
The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett is a book published in 1923 by A. Trevor Barker.
The Occult World is a book originally published in 1881 in London; it was compiled by a member of the Theosophical Society A. P. Sinnett.
The Sittaford Mystery is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1931 under the title of The Murder at Hazelmoor and in UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 September of the same year under Christie's original title.
Theodore Deodatus Nathaniel Besterman (22 November 1904 – 10 November 1976) was a psychical researcher, bibliographer, biographer, and translator.
Within the system of Theosophy, developed by occultist Helena Blavatsky and others since the second half of the 19th century, Theosophical mysticism draws upon various existing disciplines and mystical models, including Neo-platonism, Gnosticism, Western esotericism, Freemasonry, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Thomas Everitt (died 1905) and Mrs Thomas Everitt (1825 - 1915) were prominent British spiritualists.
Thomas Walker Mitchell (1869–1944) most commonly referred to as T. W. Mitchell was a British physician and psychical researcher.
This article is a general timeline of psychology.
Anthony Donald Cornell (born 1924, died 10 April 2010, aged 86) was a British parapsychologist and prominent figure in the investigations of ghosts and other paranormal activity across the United Kingdom during the later part of the twentieth century.
Trevor Henry Hall (1910–1991) was a British author, surveyor, and sceptic of paranormal phenomena.
Victor James Woolley (1878-1966) was a British physiologist and parapsychologist.
Vernon George Wentworth Harrison (b. 14. March 1912 in Warwickshire, d. 14. October 2001) was a former president of the Royal Photographic Society, and a professional "research worker of disputed documents".
Vic Tandy (1955 – 23 July 2005) was a British lecturer for information technology at Coventry University in Warwickshire and an engineer.
Vsevolod Sergeyevich Solovyov (Всеволод Серге́евич Соловьёв; &ndash) was a Russian historical novelist.
William Albert Hugh Rushton FRS (8 December 1901 – 21 June 1980) was professor of Physiology at Trinity College, Cambridge.
William Wortley Baggally (1848 - 14 March 1928), most well known as W. W. Baggally was a British psychical researcher who investigated spiritualist mediums.
Waldo Vieira (April 12, 1932 – July 2, 2015) was a Brazilian spiritual author, medium, physician and dentist who founded the spiritual movements of Conscienceology and Projectology.
Walter Franklin Prince (22 April 1863 – 7 August 1934) was an American parapsychologist and founder of the Boston Society for Psychical Research in Boston.
Sir Walter Leaf (26 November 1852, Upper Norwood – 8 March 1927, Torquay) was an English banker, classical scholar and psychical researcher.
Walter Raleigh Browne (1842 – 4 September 1884) was an English civil engineer and Christian writer.
Walter Weldon (31 October 1832 – 20 September 1885) FRS, FRSE was an English chemist, journalist.
Watseka Wonder is the name given to the alleged spiritual possession of fourteen-year-old Lurancy Vennum of Watseka, Illinois in the late 19th century.
Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect is a 1997 book by psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, published by Praeger.
Willi Schneider (1903 – 1971), brother of Rudi Schneider, was an Austrian medium exposed as a fraud.
William Boyd Carpenter (26 March 1841, Liverpool – 26 October 1918, Westminster) was a Church of England cleric who became Bishop of Ripon and court chaplain to Queen Victoria.
William Brown FRCP (5 December 1881 – 17 May 1952) was a British psychologist and psychiatrist.
Sir William Crookes (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was a British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry in London, and worked on spectroscopy.
William Eglinton (1857–1933), also known as William Eglington was a British spiritualist medium who was exposed as a fraud.
Sir William Fletcher Barrett (10 February 1844 in Kingston, Jamaica – 26 May 1925) was an English physicist and parapsychologist.
William Herbert Vacher (ca.1826 in London – 1899 in Hastings, England) was a prominent British merchant and banker who was a member of the Shanghai Municipal Council, a chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, founding manager of the London branch of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
William Hope (1863 – 8 March 1933) was a pioneer of so-called "spirit photography".
William McDougall FRS (22 June 1871 – 28 November 1938) was an early 20th century psychologist who spent the first part of his career in the United Kingdom and the latter part in the United States.
William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne, (17 October 1859 – 26 February 1942), styled Viscount Wolmer between 1882 and 1895, was a British politician and colonial administrator.
William Stainton Moses (1839–1892) was an English cleric and spiritualist medium.
Worlds Beyond was a British television anthology series based on real-life supernatural experiences described in archival documents from the Society for Psychical Research that was broadcast on ITV from 1986 to 1988.
Events from the year 1882 in the United Kingdom.
The year 1887 in science and technology involved many significant events, listed below.
5806 Archieroy, provisional designation, is a stony Hungaria asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 6 kilometers in diameter.