Monday, January 07, 2008

The Chronicle on Stephen Braude

(Posted on behalf of Michael Sudduth and Steve Hays.)

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article on philosopher Stephen Braude's study of the paranormal.

1 comment:

  1. [Excerpt]Another "best case," according to Mr. Braude, is the real-life gold-leaf lady of the book's title. She is an allegedly illiterate Florida woman named Katie who goes into trances and writes in French, has predicted events for police detectives with stunning accuracy (like the time she predicted that bales of marijuana would wash up on a particular beach on a particular day, and they did), and occasionally finds flakes of paper-thin brass growing on her body. Braude believes that he saw a piece of brass appear spontaneously on her face during an interview. (He has kept some samples of the brass leaf in Ziploc bags.)[End Excerpt]

    Now that's some strange stuff.