Johnson, Douglas (ca. 1909-1988)

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Johnson, Douglas (ca. 1909-1988)

Modern British medium who investigated haunted houses in the United States and who appeared on television programs to demonstrate clairvoyance and psychometry. He was born in London, and his powers were evident as early as age six. His parents were not psychic but did not disapprove of his predictive talents; they permitted him to attend a Spiritualist public meeting at age 12. Three years later he went into trance for the first time, channeling information and advice to a circle of people.

In World War II he served with the Royal Air Force, but he was removed from active duty after an injury at the end of the war. He had corresponded with the College of Psychic Science (now the College of Psychic Studies ) in London and afterward gave many clairvoyant sittings there. He also spent time in the United States, where he worked with W. G. Roll, Eileen Garrett, Thelma Moss, Stanley Krippner, and other parapsychologists. He died in October 1988.

Sources:

Editors of Psychic Magazine. Psychics. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

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