In Search of the Unknown: The Odyssey of a Psychical Investigator
The world of psychic research is a world of vast discovery and puzzles on the one hand, and deceit, con artistry, and self-delusion on the other. It is a schizoid world that can affect anyone who touches its Janus-like face. This book looks at both the genuine and the fraudulent, as well as the often incredible controversies which underlie the field of parapsychology. It is a very personal, behind-the-scenes look at what really happens when researching psychic phenomena. In Search of the Unknown "is crammed with a rich and entertaining variety of experiences that range from [Rogo's] experiences in a haunted house to first-hand research into the out-of-the-body experience. The most attractive features of the book are its freshness, uninhibited first person narratives, and an approach to psychic phenomenon that mixes curiosity and skepticism in proper proportion." - Martin Ebon D. Scott Rogo (1950-1990) was one of the most widely respected writer-journalists covering the field of parapsychology, as well as an active scientific investigator. Educated at the University of Cincinnati and San Fernando Valley State College, Rogo held a unique position in parapsychology and made many contributions to the field that deserve recognition. He served as a visiting researcher at the Psychical Research Foundation, then in Durham, North Carolina, and at the Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics of the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He published papers on ESP in referred parapsychological journals and was active in field investigations of hauntings and poltergeists. Rogo was also a leading authority on the history of psychical research; the breadth of his historical knowledge of the field was unsurpassed. Over the course of more than two-dozen published books, Rogo sought to broaden the range of topics worthy of paranormal research.