Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hans Holzer, known as the Father of the Paranormal, died Sunday


Hans Holzer, known as the Father of the Paranormal, died Sunday at his Manhattan home after a long illness.

Dr. Hans Holzer, PhD, authored over 145 titles including Murder At Amityville, which was the basis for the 1982 film Amityville II: The Possession.

Having earned his PhD from the London College of Applied Science, he spent over five decades traveling the world to obtain first hand accounts of paranormal experiences, interviewing expert researchers, and developing parapsychological protocols and terminology such as 'sensitive' and 'beings of light'.

His daughter Alexandra Holzer says in part:
"A lover of all things of the living and of the dead with layers in-between to the unknown, my father was the pinnacle of a foundation that later on caught attention yet again with new technologies at Dr. Hans Holzer, PhD, was a former newspaper reporter and foreign correspondent who was trained to be skeptical and in that disciplined, ever-questioning mindset became one of the most noted and revered paranormal researchers the world has ever known."
Full article at :

I remember reading some of his low key books as a teen. i always respected him for introducing people to the Paranormal whether agreeing with him or not.Sympathy to his family and friends..


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