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Universities To Look Into Ghosts And UFOs

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 12:47:58 -0400
Archived: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 12:47:58 -0400
Subject: Universities To Look Into Ghosts And UFOs

Source: The Northampton Chronicle - UK


09 August 2007

Universities To Look Into Ghosts And UFOs

A small band of real-life "ghostbusters" are at work in British
universities, including Northampton, trying to understand
paranormal activity from UFOs to telepathy.

Two decades after the Hollywood blockbuster introduced the
concept of parapsychology to an audience of millions, a number
of research centres in the UK are now dedicated to the field.

And despite scepticism from some, the academics conducting the
research are convinced the paranormal is a rich topic for study.

Dr Richard Broughton, from Northampton University's Centre for
the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes, is convinced
there is a need to look into the matter.

"I am firmly convinced that there are phenomena here that need
to be investigated and may provide a radically new view of the
capabilities of human consciousness," he told the Times Higher
Education Supplement.

Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology
Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, said most
people "believe in this stuff".

"If psychologists have nothing to say on this topic, they are
missing out on a broad part of the human experience," Prof
French said.

Specialists at Edinburgh University's Koestler Parapsychology
Unit studied the possibility of people sending positive thoughts
to each other, the paper reported.

Such research includes investigating "paranormal healing" and
whether people in different rooms can share the same physical

Parapsychology is also proving useful for undergraduate
teaching, as a good basis for exploring critical thinking.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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