Belk Psychic Research Foundation
Now-defunct organization founded by Henry Belk, the eldest
son of William Henry Belk Sr. of North Carolina (of department
store fame), to investigate genuine ESP research. He
had the early encouragement of Norman Vincent Peale and Dr.
Charles Francis Potter. In cooperation with Harold Sherman,
Belk was an early investigator of the phenomenon of psychic
surgery as performed by Tony Agpaoa and other Philippine
healers. The foundation was headquartered in New York City.
Sources
Sherman, Harold. ‘‘Wonder’’ Healers of the Philippines. London
Psychic Press, 1967.