Nachfolgend habe ich eine kleine Übersicht zusammengestellt, welche jedoch nicht alle im Higgypop-Artikel aufgeführten Leute beinhaltet (da diesbezüglich z.B. Zak Bagans (TV-Show "Ghost Adventures (Die Geister-Detektive)") generell nicht ernstzunehmen ist).
- Joseph Banks Rhine
Siehe auch hier: Zener-Karten (ESP-Karten, ASW-Karten, ISP-Cards)), Artikel auf WikipediaWikipedia (Zitat):Joseph Banks Rhine (29. September 1895 in Waterloo, Pennsylvania; 20. Februar 1980 in Hillsborough, North Carolina) war ein US-amerikanischer Botaniker und Parapsychologe.
Er studierte an der University of Chicago Biologie und arbeitete als Biologe an West Virginia University. 1927 ging er an die Duke University in Durham, wo er seit 1929 als Professor lehrte. Zusammen mit William McDougall gründete er 1935 dort das weltweit erste parapsychologische Laboratorium, dessen Leiter er wurde. Viele Forschungen zur Außersinnlichen Wahrnehmung (ASW) und Psychokinese betrieb er zusammen mit seiner Frau Louisa Ella Rhine. Er erforschte ASW-Phänomene nicht an willkürlichen Medien, sondern verwendete beliebige Versuchspersonen für seine Experimente. Rhine entwickelte standardisierte Verfahren, die sich statistisch auswerten ließen. So erfand er zusammen mit seinem Mitarbeiter Karl Zener die sogenannten Zener-Karten, die potentielle telepathische Fähigkeiten eines Probanden nachweisen sollten. Die von Rhine und Zener konzipierten Karten finden noch heute Gebrauch bei parapsychologischen Untersuchungen. Zum Zeitpunkt seines Todes war Rhine Präsident der Society for Psychical Research (gefolgt von seiner Frau).
- Mary Rose Barrington
Siehe auch hier: Mary Rose Barrington auf spr.ac.uk, Artikel auf Wikipediaspr.ac.uk (Zitat):Mary Rose Barrington, MA, graduated from ghost stories to Lodge's Survival of Man while at school, and later took a turn as President of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research. She joined the SPR in 1957, becoming a Council member in 1962. She has participated in many investigations and experiments, and has served on the Spontaneous Cases Committee since its inception. Before retirement she was a lawyer and charity administrator, and in the voluntary sector engaged actively in the causes of animal protection and voluntary euthanasia. In 1995 she was elected as Vice-President of the Society. Her most substantial publication is A World in a Grain of Sand: The Clairvoyance of Stefan Ossowiecki, written jointly with Ian Stevenson and Zofia Weaver (McFarland, 2005).
She appeared in the episode Ripples in Time of the British paranormal documentary television series Ghosthunters.
Outside of her parapsychology work, she supports animal rights and voluntary euthanasia. She was once a chairperson of the British Voluntary Euthanasia Society.
- Guy Lyon Playfair
Wikipedia (Zitat):Guy Lyon Playfair (5 April 1935 – 8 April 2018) was a British writer best known for his books about parapsychology.
Siehe auch hier: Artikel auf Wikipediahiggypop.com (Zitat):The British author, Guy Lyon Playfair, was also a member of SPR and was one of the lead investigators of the famous Enfield Poltergeist case. His 1980 book, 'This House Is Haunted' is said to be one of the most complete records of any poltergeist case, along with fellow researchers he logged over 2,000 inexplicable paranormal occurrences.
Guy was a consultant for the infamous BBC mockumentary, 'Ghostwatch', which aired on the night on Halloween 1992. In the end credits of the programme he is credited as "psychic consultant". Sadly, Guy passed away last year.
- Ciarán O'Keeffe
Siehe auch hier: Artikel auf WikipediaWikipedia (Zitat):Ciarán James O'Keeffe (born 21 March 1971) is an Irish psychologist specialising in parapsychology and forensic psychology. Prior to his academic psychology career he trained in contemporary arts and had a teaching position on the BA Art programme at the IADT (Institute of Art, Design & Technology) in Dublin, where he still holds an "Assistant Lecturer" position. He is currently employed at Bucks New University. He has held a research associate position at the University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail and also an online tutor position at Derby University. Previously employed at Liverpool Hope University, lecturing in psychology with a parapsychology component, O'Keeffe is a member of the Society for Psychical Research and a senior advisor to The Ghost Club. According to his own website, he completed his PhD at the University of Hertfordshire under the supervision of Richard Wiseman and Julia Buckroyd.
- Maurice Grosse
Wikipedia (Zitat):Maurice Grosse (6 March 1919 – 14 October 2006) 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.
Siehe auch hier: Artikel auf Wikipediahiggypop.com (Zitat):Maurice Grosse was the first paranormal investigator to be sent to investigate the Enfield Poltergeist case by the Society for Psychical Research. He became the lead investigator on the case, sticking with the Hodgson family throughout the whole duration of the poltergeist activity. Away from his paranormal pursuits, Maurice was also a pretty successful inventor. After a career in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War, Maurice put his art and design skills to use and became an inventor. His most successful invention is still seen around the world today, often on the side of bus stops. Maurice invented the rotating advertising billboard, the kind that have several posters inside and a mechanism which was dreamed up by Maurice cycles through the adverts.
- Ed & Lorraine Warren
Siehe auch hier: Warren, Ed und Lorraine, Lorraine Warren (31.01.1927 - 18.04.2019), Annabelle, The Conjuring, Enfieldhiggypop.com (Zitat):Demonologists, Ed & Lorraine Warren are the most famous husband and wife paranormal team of all time. They investigated such cases as the Amityville haunting, Annabelle the cursed doll and the Enfield Poltergeist case. Ed's background in the world of supernatural investigation is as the director of the New England Society For Psychic Research, spurred on by his experiences living in a haunted house as a child where he'd regularly see objects flying around. Sadly, he died at the age of 79 in 2006. Lorraine was still an active member of the paranormal community until she died at the age of 92 earlier this year. Up until her death she continued to run an occult museum from her home in Connecticut. Ed met Lorraine during the Second World War and together they went on to become world-renowned demonologists and devoted decades of their lives to exploring, authenticating, and documenting some of the most famous paranormal incidents ever reported.
- Arthur Conan Doyle
Wikipedia (Zitat):Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle M.D. (* 22. Mai 1859 in Edinburgh, Schottland; † 7. Juli 1930 in Crowborough, Sussex, England) war ein britischer Arzt und Schriftsteller. Er veröffentlichte die Abenteuer von Sherlock Holmes und dessen Freund Dr. Watson. Bekannt ist auch die Figur Challenger aus seinem Roman Die vergessene Welt, die als Vorlage für zahlreiche Filme und eine mehrteilige Fernsehserie diente.
Siehe auch hier: Artikel auf Wikipediahiggypop.com (Zitat):Scottish writer and spiritualist, Arthur Conan Doyle, is best known as the author of Sherlock Holmes, but he also had a longstanding interest in the paranormal and in 1887 began a series of psychic investigations. These included participating in séances and experimenting with telepathy. Doyle was a founding member of the Hampshire Society for Psychical Research and in 1889 joined the prestigious Society for Psychical Research.
- Yvette Fielding
Wikipedia (Zitat):Yvette Paula Fielding (born 23 September 1968) is an English television presenter, producer and actress. She became the youngest presenter on Blue Peter aged 17, and one of her episodes was subsequently voted the "Favourite Blue Peter moment" ever. With her husband Karl Beattie, she presented the Most Haunted series on the Living channel, via their own production company, followed by Ghosthunting With..., establishing Fielding as ‘first lady of the paranormal’. She has appeared in a wide range of other programmes, from The Wright Stuff to Through the Keyhole and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.
Siehe auch hier: Artikel auf Wikipedia, TV-Show "Most Haunted"higgypop.com (Zitat):Rising to fame as the youngest ever presenter of British children's television show, 'Blue Peter' at the age of 18, Yvette Fielding has spent most of her life in front of the camera, and for the last 17 years has been the host of 'Most Haunted'.
Yvette was born in Manchester in 1968, she's married to the executive producer of Most Haunted, Karl Beattie, who also appears on screen in the show. It was the two of them who came up with the idea for a ghost hunting show, originally for now-defunct television channel Living TV. Yvette confesses that when she started out she was unsure whether claims of the paranormal were real, "I went into it with an open mind thinking not every cold draught is a ghost, it's probably because some idiot's left the door open." But after more than 250 investigations, it seems that Yvette has been convinced. Speaking in 2015 she said, "I've seen too many things, I've heard too many things, we have as a team recorded so much evidence that we've sent on to universities for people to research and look into it more, and I now know without a shadow of a doubt that there is life after death."
- Harry Price
Wikipedia (Zitat):Harry Price wurde am Red Lion Square geboren. Sein Vater war Edward Ditcher Price, ein Handlungsreisender und Lebensmittelhändler. Seine Mutter hieß Emma Randall Price. Er hatte außerdem eine Schwester. Er ging in London auf drei verschiedene Schulen, die Waller Road School, das Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College und die Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys School. Mit 15 Jahren gründete er die Carlton Dramatic Society, für die er kleinere Stücke schrieb. Ein Drama handelte von einem Poltergeist, mit denen er schon früh Erfahrungen gemacht haben will.
Ähnlich wie Houdini hatte Harry Price ein gespaltenes Verhältnis zur Magie. Einerseits war er aufgrund der eigenen Kenntnisse von Taschenspielertricks und Bühnenzauberei dem ganzen sehr kritisch gegenüber eingestellt, andererseits hatte er das dringende Bedürfnis, Zeuge wirklich übersinnlicher Ereignisse zu werden. Harry Price hatte seine ersten Erfolge im Bereich der parapsychologischen Forschung 1922, als er den „Geisterphotographen“ William Hope des Betruges überführte. Im selben Jahr reiste er gemeinsam mit Eric Dingwall nach Deutschland, um den Fall des Mediums Willi Schneider in München zu untersuchen.
Siehe auch hier: Artikel auf Wikipediahiggypop.com (Zitat):Harry Price was a British psychic researcher and author, he is best known for his investigation of Borley Rectory in Essex, he described the building as "the most haunted house in England". Price joined the Society for Psychical Research in 1920 where, because of his knowledge in stage magic, he debunked fraudulent mediums. However, in direct contrast to other magicians, Price did endorsed some mediums that he believed to be genuine.