The Trickster and the Paranormal with George Hansen: Redux - Nov 1, 2020
This is a redux of the original interview from March 16, 2013. I am going to do this with some of the older interviews, clean them up a bit and put them up, since now they are so far back in the catalogue, many people may miss them. All shows are up on YouTube and on the website.
George Hansen is the author of an amazing piece of work entitled, The Trickster and the Paranormal. He was professionally employed in parapsychology laboratories for eight years — three at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, and five at Psychophysical Research Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. His experiments included remote viewing, card guessing, ganzfeld, electronic random number generators, séance phenomena, and ghosts. He has been active in a number of psychic, UFO, and New Age organizations, and he helped found a skeptics group.
His papers in scientific journals cover mathematical statistics, fraud and deception, the skeptics movement, conjurors in parapsychology, and exposés of hoaxes. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
In this interview we discuss;
The role of deception in the paranormal.
The scientific process as it relates to the paranormal.
The subtlety of the trickster phenomenon.
The effect of consciousness on the paranormal.
Skeptics and Debunkers.
The UFO Phenomenon.
And much more. The subject is so diverse and subtle that we only scratch the surface of the true strangeness of it all. You can find more about George and the book at http://www.tricksterbook.com.
Outro Music by Psyche Corporation, Whirring World.