Wednesday, January 2, 2008


"One cannot deny that, logically speaking, undetected trickery, undetected natural causes, undetected malobservation and undetected lying may lie behind all reports of poltergeist phenomena. But to assume withoust supporting evidence, and despite numerous the contrary, that they do lie behind them, is to insulate one's beliefs in this sphere from all possiblitiy of modification from the cold contact of chastening facts. It is to adopt the paranoid stance of the flat-earther or the religious fanatic, who can 'explain away' all the awkward facts which threaten his system of delusions."

John Beloff from the foreword to Alan Gauld & A.D. Cornell's Poltergeists

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