Walking through the Past: Apparitions/Hauntings or Being There?
Nancy L. Zingrone got her PhD in psychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is a research psychologist who combines her thirty-year fascination with exceptional experiences with her passion for teaching. Dr. Zingrone is a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation where she participates in the Foundation’s outreach and education programs, including moderating the Foundation’s online events as well as blogging on the Foundation’s main website. Her contributions to parapsychology and psychology with her colleague and husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, have appeared in such journals as the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, History of Psychiatry, Imagination, Cognition and Personality, the Journal of Parapsychology, the Journal of Scientific Exploration, and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. With her husband, she established the Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education, an online teaching project that includes The AZIRE Academy on the social media teaching platform, WizIQ, their learning management system that hosts Dr. Jim Matlock’s course, Signs of Reincarnation, among others, and The AZIRE Library and Learning Center in the virtual world, Second Life. The latter project is used as the virtual world library supporting the annual free Parapsychology Research and Education course supported by the Parapsychology Foundation and organized by The AZIRE.
The talk will present a number of unusual cases that strain the definition of apparitions and hauntings, and instead bring forward the idea that perhaps, in some cases, the experiencer has entered or is in contact with some form of the past.
The talk will present a few unusual cases from the literature of psychical research that strain the definition of apparitions and hauntings. Andrew MacKenzie’s investigation of the Kersey Case, a visit in the late 1940s by a group of naval trainees to what seemed to be a medieval village in England, and the more famous […]