The Philip Experiment 

Back in the 1970’s the Toronto Society for Psychical Research began what later became known as the Philip Experiment. The experiment was based on the view of the English researcher Kenneth J. Batcheldor that successful psychokinesis depends on the experimenters sense of belief and expectancy. In order to look into this theory a group of researchers led by Dr A. R. G. Owen and his wife Iris tried to create and communicate with a non-existent ‘Ghost’.

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Apports

Oddly enough ‘apports’ in my experience are not as commonly well-known in the paranormal field as you might think. Many have heard of objects flying around rooms and also materialising from nowhere, such as in well known poltergeist cases like Enfield and Pontefract. However the term ‘apport’ is rarely used.

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The Scole Experiment

Back in the 1990’s a small group of spiritualist mediums lead by Robin and Sandra Foy embarked on an ambitious experiment to develop both trance and physical mediumship. The results of this experiment were extraordinary and have captured my interest since I stumbled upon them years ago.

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Telepathy 

The word ‘telepathy’ was originally conceived by one of the founding members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), Frederic Myers around the 1880’s. Myers defined it as ‘the communication of impressions of any kind from one mind to another, independent of recognised channels of sense’. He also suggested that telepathy may exist between two people in the same room as truly as between one person in England and another in Australia, or between someone still living on earth and another that had died a long time ago. 

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