Michael Schmicker is a veteran business and technology writer who began his journalism career as a crime reporter. Michael's interest in investigating the paranormal began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand where he first encountered a non-Western culture and people who readily accept the reality of a world beyond the five senses. It sparked his lifelong curiosity about paranormal phenomena unexplainable by current science.
He is a member of the national Society for Scientific Exploration, and wrote Yahoo Internet Life magazine's guide to the best websites dedicated to Paranormal Phenomena. His first book, Best Evidence, has since become a classic in the parapsychology field. Michael's latest book is called The Gift: ESP: The Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People, and was written with his co-author, clinical psychologist Dr. Sally Rhine Feather.
Psychologist Dr. Sally Rhine Feather and paranormal investigator Michael Schmicker joined together to present information about ESP. In their new book, The Gift, they discuss various types of extrasensory perceptions. Dr. Feather, who is the daughter of J.B. Rhine, known as the "father of ESP research," said that people are often frightened by having these experiences and she seeks to help people gain a better understanding about them. "This is a universal human ability," said Schmicker, who added that in a 2001 Gallup Poll, 50% of the people believed ESP was real, while 27% were undecided. ... More »Host: George Noory