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Personalities and People

Below I have listed a handful of the personalities and people (past and present) that are concerned with the paranormal.
I have tried to also include sceptics as well as believers. This does not mean that I necessarily agree or disagree with what any of the below say. They are here for your perusal and for you to make up your own mind as to "which way the coin falls" - this page is here as a reference.

 

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Derek Acorah
Official website for spiritualist medium, star of Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns and former star of LivingTV's Most Haunted.

George Anderson
The world's most scientifically tested medium (allegedly)

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Zak Bagans
Zak Bagans is an American paranormal investigator, television personality, actor, and author. He is the host of the Travel Channel series, Ghost Adventures

Ron Bard
Ron Bard aka Ronald Bardnot is an American psychic

Carla Baron
Psychic. Appeared on TV programme Haunting Evidence.

Michelle Belanger
Psychic. Appeared on TV programme Paranormal State.

Hans Bender
Hans Bender (5 February 1907 – 7 May 1991) was a German lecturer on the subject of parapsychology, who was also responsible for establishing the parapsychological institute Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Freiburg.

Susan Blackmore
She is a Fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) and in 1991 was awarded the CSICOP Distinguished Skeptic Award

Helena Petrova Blavatsky
Russian spiritualist and writer. She helped found the Theosophical Society in September 1875.

Emma Hardinge Britten
Born in London in 1823. Pioneer of modern spiritualism. Writer of Modern American Spiritualism (1870) and Nineteenth Century Miracles (1884).

Sylvia Browne
Well known American psychic.

Ryan Buell
From the TV programme Paranormal State.

Eddie Burks
Albert Edward "Eddie" Burks (16 December 1922 – 23 August 2005 was a civil engineer and ghosthunter.He was famous for being featured in the British paranormal television documentary series Ghosthunters in an episode entitled The Man Who Talks To Ghosts.

Patrick Burns
Patrick is an American paranormal investigator. Star of the TV series haunting Evidence.

 

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Theresa Caputo
Theresa Caputo is an American television personality best known for portraying herself as a medium on the TLC reality TV series, Long Island Medium

Robert T. Carroll, Ph.D.
The author of The Skeptics Dictionary. You can read his biography at his website.

Edgar Cayce
Well known American psychic

Chip Coffey
Born in New York but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. American actor and medium.

Chris Conway
Medium. Has appeared on TV programmes such as Most Haunted.

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 – December 1, 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was an English occultist,

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Richard Dawkins
Dawkins is an atheist,secular humanist, sceptic, rationalist and supporter of the Brights movement. He has been referred to in the media as "Darwin's Rottweiler".

Jeane L. Dixon
Americal Psychic and Astrologer

Mia Dolan
A psychic and star of ITV's series "Haunted Homes".

Allison DuBois
American psychic

Helen Duncan
Helen Duncan (1897 – 1956) was a Scottish medium, best known as the last person to be convicted under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735.

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John Edward
Psychic medium of TV fame with such shows as "Crossing Over With John Edward" and "John Edward Cross Country".

Mark Edward
Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind. He wrote several books on mentalism, séance theory and production

Danielle Egnew
Danielle is a psychic, media personality and musician.

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Lionel Fanthorpe
The Reverend Robert Lionel Fanthorpe is a British priest and entertainer. A Fortean enthusiast. President of the British UFO Research Association and the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena.

Richard Felix
An ex historian on Most Haunted. Has a range of spooky DVD's that are well worth a look.

Yvette Fielding (and team)
The famous Most Haunted crew.

Charles Fort
Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 – May 3, 1932) was an American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena.Fort's books sold well and remain in print. Today, the terms "Fortean" and "Forteana" are used to characterise various anomalous phenomena.

Matthew L. Fraser
Matthew L. Fraser is an American psychic and ranked as one of the top 40 psychic in the world by the UFO Magazine

Chris French
Christopher C. French, B.A., Ph.D., C.Psychol., F.B.Ps.S., F.R.S.A., (born April 6, 1956) is a psychologist and vocal sceptic specialising in the psychology of paranormal beliefs and experiences, cognition and emotion.

Colin Fry
Star of televisions 6ixth Sense and international psychic medium, now deceased.

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Alan Gauld
Contemporary British parapsychologist and historian of psychical research. Gauld was born on June 17, 1932, in Portland, Dorset, England

Uri Geller
Came to fame by his famous cutlery bending and making watches stop or start by "will power"

Joseph Glanvill
English writer and philosopher. Writer of Sadducismus Triumphatus. A book that covered witchcraft and the supernatural.

Andrew Green
Writer of ghost books such as "Our Haunted Kingdom"

Maurice Grosse
Maurice Grosse was a British paranormal investigator famous for his involvement in the Enfield Poltergeist case.

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Maureen Hancock
World renowned spirit medium

Jason Hawes
Founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and appear on Ghost Hunters, an American paranormal reality television series. The program features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson who investigate places that are reported to be haunted.

Tyler Henry
Hollywood medium

Gordon Higginson
Spiritualist and psychic medium. Died in 1993

Tracy Higgs (aka T.J. Higgs)
Psychic medium. Has appeared with Derek Acorah and Colin Fry on tour and TV.

Terence Hines
Terence Hines (b. 22 March, 1951) is professor of neurology, and writer of such books as "Pseudoscience and the Paranormal".

Hans Holzer
Holzer's most famous investigation was into The Amityville Horror case. In January 1977.

Charles Honorton
Charles Henry Honorton was an American parapsychologist.

Harry Houdini
Famous escapologist but also reknowned as a "debunker" of paranormal claims

Ray Hyman
Ray Hyman is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon and is a noted critic of parapsychology.

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David Icke
David Vaughan Icke is an English writer and public speaker who has devoted himself since 1990 to researching what he calls "who and what is really controlling the world."He is the author of 16 books explaining his views, described as New Age conspiracism, and has a substantial following around the world.

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Peter James
Peter James was an American who described himself as a psychic, and is best known for his appearances on the paranormal TV series Sightings

Linda and Terry Jamison
Linda and Terry Jamison are American identical twins, professionally known as The Psychic Twins

Richard Jones
Expert on Jack the Ripper and writer of some of the best books on haunted Britain. Has been a historian on Most Haunted Live many times. I treasure his books.

Brian David Josephson
A Welsh born physicist and Nobel Prize laureate. One of the more well publicised scientists who claim that paranormal occurences may be real.

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Jason Dexter Karl
Real name Julian Smith. Ex parapsychologist on Most Haunted.

Joyce Keller
Joyce Keller is an American television and radio host, author, and psychic medium

Semyon Davidovich Kirlian
Inventor of Kirlian photography. Kirlian made controversial claims that the image he was studying might be compared with the human aura.

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Ian Lawman
Proclaims himself to be "The bad boy of the psychic world" - has appeared in the popular TV series "Living With The Dead" with Johnnie Fiori.

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Mark Macy
Writer of the book "Spirit Faces". He has taken pictures with a Polaroid camera which claim to show other ghostly faces superimposed over the main image.

Angela McGhee
Psychic medium and author.

Patricia Mischell
Psychic medium and spirit communicator in USA.

Sally Morgan
TV's Psychic Sally.

Robert L Morris
Bob Morris held the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.

Nancy Myer
Psychic consultant and investigator into unsolved crimes. Based in Pennsylvania.

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Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell is a prominent sceptical investigator of the paranormal.

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Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe
In 2005, Ciarán was awarded a Doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire. He currently holds a Research Associate position at Université de Toulouse. He can also be seen appearing on paranormal TV shows such as Living TV’s Most Haunted and Jane Goldman Investigates where he provides a sceptical voice and a balanced view on events.

John J Oliver
Psychic. Appeared on TV programme Haunting Evidence.

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Michael Persinger
Dr. Persinger has also come to public attention due to his 1975 Tectonic Strain Theory (TST) of how geophysical variables may correlate with sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Persinger argued that strain within the Earth's crust near seismic faults produces intense electromagnetic (EM) fields, creating bodies of light that some interpret as glowing UFOs. Alternatively, he argued that the EM fields generate hallucinations in the temporal lobe, based on images from popular culture, of alien craft, beings, communications, or creatures

Sergey Poberezhny
Technician on the TV show Paranormal State.

Harry Price
Back in the 1930's and 40's Harry Price was one of the most well known psychical researchers of his time. This website tells his story.

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Dean Radin
Dean Radin is a researcher and author in the field of parapsychology.

James Randi
James Randi (born August 7, 1928) (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims.

Sandra Ramdhanie
Author of "Trapped Between Two Worlds - Experiences of a Ghostbuster". Was included in the American program "A Haunting in Ireland".

Konstantin Raudive
Raudive was a Latvian writer and intellectual. He studied parapsychology all his life, and was especially interested in the possibility of the afterlife. He and German parapsychologist Hans Bender investigated Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). He published a book on EVP, Breakthrough in 1971.

Joseph Banks Rhine
JB Rhine was a botanist who later developed an interest in parapsychology. He founded the pyschology lab at Duke University.

Billy Roberts
Ex musician and psychic.

William Roll
William Roll, he has been a parapsychologist since the 1950s and has authored or coauthored many investigation research papers, articles, and four books: The Poltergeist (1972), Theory and Experiment in Psychical Research (1975), Psychic Connections (1995, with co-author Lois Duncan), and Unleashed: Of Poltergeists and Murder: The Curious Story of Tina Resch (2004, with co-author Valerie Storey)

Professor Archie Roy
Professor Roy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the British Interplanetary Society. He is also a Member and past president of the Society for Psychical Research and Founding President of The Scottish Society for Psychical Research.

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CJ Sellers
American psychic. Has appeared on TV programmes such as Paranormal State

Rupert Sheldrake
English biochemist and plant physiologist. Researcher into parapsychology.

Dr Simon Sherman
Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton. He specialises in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research in parapsychology and the psychology of anomalous experiences. He also teaches quantitative research methods and statistics.

Gordon Smith
"The Psychic Barber" - a scottish psychic. Has appeared on TV on Most Haunted.

Lesley Smith
resident historian on Most Haunted

Dr Matthew Smith
Dr Matthew Smith was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Liverpool Hope University until September 2009. His sceptical views on the paranormal have led to appearances on a number of television programmes broadcast throughout the world.

Gary Spivey
Gary Spivey is a self-proclaimed, medium, spiritual healer and spiritual teacher in the USA.

W.T. Stead
Founded a spiritualist quarterly called "Borderland" in 1893. An English investigative journalist who died on The Titanic.

Tony Stockwell
Came to prominence as a guest of Colin Fry on his show 6ixth Sense and later as The Street Psychic on Living TV

Ingo Swann
Ingo Douglas Swann, was a psychic, artist, and author known for being the co-creator, along with Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, of remote viewing, and specifically the Stargate Projec

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Russell Targ
An author and physicist and cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s

Charles T. Tart
Dr. Charles T. Tart has been involved with research and theory in the fields of Hypnosis, Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Parapsychology, Consciousness and Mindfulness since 1963.

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Peter Underwood (parapsychologist)
Peter Underwood FRSA is an English author, broadcaster and paranormalist. Underwood was born at Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire on May 16 1923. One of his early investigations was the Borley Rectory. He built up a volume of correspondence with paranormal investigator Harry Price and after Price's death, he became literary executor of the Harry Price Estate. Underwood is a long-standing member of the Society for Psychical Research.

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James Van Praagh
James Van Praagh practices as a medium. Van Praagh is the author of several books dealing with the subject of parapsychology, and he is co-Executive Producer of the television series Ghost Whisperer on CBS

Doreen Virtue
is an American author and a "folk psychology motivational speaker". She is the founder of Angel Therapy.

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Jayne Wallace
Clairvoyant. Owner of Psychic Sisters. A business within Selfridges London.

Edward Warren Miney and Lorraine Warren
Demonologists and founders of New England Society for Psychic Research

Mark Webb
Has appeared on TV programmes such as Haunted Homes and Famous and Frightened.

David Wells
A medium. His work includes appearances on Jane Goldman Investigates, Psychic Interactive and Most Haunted.

Michelle Whitedove
Appeared on America's Psychic Challenge

Phil Whyman
Phil Whyman is a British musician, artist and television star who first came to prominence on LivingTV's cable ghosthunting show Scream Team

Lisa Williams
British born psychic medium. Appeared on Life Among The Dead and Voices From the Other Side

Grant Wilson
Founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and appear on Ghost Hunters, an American paranormal reality television series. The program features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson who investigate places that are reported to be haunted.

Richard Wiseman
Prof Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and has gained an international reputation for research into quirky areas of psychology, including deception, humour, luck and the paranormal.

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John Zaffis
John Zaffis. Born in Connecticut, United States. He runs the Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England,which he founded in 1998.

Victor Zammit
Australian born. Retired Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Author and believer in the afterlife

Karl Edward Zener
Karl Edward Zener
was a perceptual psychologist best known for his affiliation with Dr. J. B. Rhine and their work in the field of Extra-sensory perception or ESP. Designer of the Zener Cards that are used in ESP experiments.

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