Karlis Osis

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Dr. Karlis Osis (1917–1997) was a Latvian-born paranormal researcher who specialised in exploring near death experiences and life after death. In 1957, Osis became the director of the Parapsychology Foundation in New York, being elected as president in 1961. In 1962, he began working with the American Society for Psychical Research, work which continued for many years. In 1971, he and Erlendur Haraldsson co-authored the book At the Hour of Death, describing the results of their research.wiki

"As a Research Associate of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University from 1951 to 1957, Dr. Osis was a colleague of Dr. J. B. Rhine. He later served as Director of Research at the Parapsychology Foundation in New York City. From 1962 to 1975, Dr. Osis was the ASPR's Research Director. He then became the Society's senior researcher until his retirement in 1983, at which time he was made Chester F. Carlson Research Fellow Emeritus, a position he held until his death in 1997. Dr. Osis has authored numerous scientific articles on his research, which have included studies of ESP in animals, the effects of space and time on psi, ESP and meditation, physiological correlates, out-of-body experiences, and apparition phenomena." [1]

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  1. American Society for Psychical Research Karlis Osis, organizational web page, accessed July 23, 2013.