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In Search of the Unknown: The Odyssey of a Psychical Investigator

Rogo, D. Scott

 Most young people who enter parapsychology today, as Rogo points out, take the academic route, and become trained in experimental science with the hope of eventually joining a laboratory. Rogo is an exception. He has specialized, in his terms, as a "field investigator, that person who goes out critically and cautiously in search of the paranormal and tries to get to the root of a report of a psychic or haunting. This area is . . . difficult because one must be aware of how people will willfully fake psychic phenomena, the many normal and anomalous physical phenomena which often pass for psychic phenomena and psychological effects that can smack of pseudo-ESP" (p. 13). This book is Rogo's account of his experiences as a field investigator of psi phenomena. Its value lies not so much in the genuine phenomena he observed (he would be the first to say that there are very few grains of wheat compared to all the chaff), but in describing the many normal means that can account for what naive persons might assume to be psi phenomena. He covers psychometry, billet reading, haunted houses, poltergeists, psychic healing (including surgery), Kirlian photography, and direct voice. Rogo has also engaged in laboratory testing for ESP, and devotes a chapter to out-of-body research with Blue [now Keith] Harary. He closes with a chapter on Attila von Szalay, whose tape-recorded direct voice phenomena Rogo is convinced were genuine, albeit ignored by establishment parapsychologists.
Publisher Information:New York: Taplinger, 1976. 190p
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