Jan. 24, 1947: Electrical Engineer Seeks to Unlock Secret of Mind Reading

Jan. 24, 1947, comi

Note: This is a post I wrote in 2006 for the 1947project.

Savant seeks key to
mental telepathy in
radar, light waves

PORTLAND, Ore, Jan. 24—(U.P.) An electrical engineer said today he thought the answer to mental telepathy might be found in the unexplored frequency band between ultra-short radar waves and the longest waves of light.

Dr. Phillips Thomas, for 35 years a research engineer with the Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co., said he was so thoroughly convinced that the answers would be found that he plans to devote his own time to the research.

“You may think I’m crazy,” Dr. Thomas said, “but I intend to devote my time to research in this field when I retire in two years. We can’t conceive scientifically how this could come about, but neither can we explain the apparent success of “mind readers.”

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Another story from the Daily News showing once again the incredible diversity offered by four major daily newspapers.

Quote of the day: “Horns should be used only as a warning.”
Assemblyman Howard Cramer (R-Chula Vista), introducing a bill that would impose a $200 fine for motorists who abuse their horns.

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