Hellström, Eva Backström (1898-?)

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Hellström, Eva Backström (1898-?)

Founder of Sällskapet för Parapsykologisk Forskning, the Swedish psychical research organization, in 1947. Hellström also served as secretary of the society. She was born on September 26, 1898, at Stockholm. She was educated at Djursholm College, Sweden.

Hellström became a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, and a charter member of the Parapsychological Association. Her interests included mediumship, psychokinesis, and psychometry, and she studied the work of various Swedish, Dutch, and Danish mediums. She was herself a clairvoyant and manifested faculties of precognition.


Hellström, Eva Backström. "Collection of Spontaneous Cases." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 43.

. "Precognition of Girls Dancing." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 41; 44.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.