Baraduc, Hyppolite (1850-1902)

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Baraduc, Hyppolite (1850-1902)

Noted nineteenth-century French psychical researcher who made interesting experiments in "thought photography" and in 1895 addressed a communication on the subject to the French Academy of Medicine. By photographic means he also claimed to have proved that something misty and vaporous leaves the human body at the moment of death. His contribution to the study of vital emanation is significant. He constructed an instrument, called Baraduc's biometer, that indicated the action of a nervous force and unknown vibrations outside the human body. His experiments are described in his books The Human Soul (1913), Iconographie de la Force Vitale Cosmique Od (1896), Méthode de Radiographie Humaine (1897), Note Sommaire sur la Décondensation Cérébrale (1901), Photographie des Etats Hypervibratoires de la Vitalité Humaine (1897), Les Vibrations de la Vitalité Humaine (1904), and La Force Vitale, Notre Corps Vital, Fulidique, une Formule Barometrique (1905).

(See also Sthenometer )


Baraduc, Hyppolite. The Human Soul. Paris, 1913.

. Les Vibrations de la Vitalité Humaine. Paris, 1904.

Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.