Bleksley, Arthur Edward Herbert
South African professor of applied mathematics and lecturer
on science and parapsychology. Born April 27, 1908, in East
Griqualand, South Africa, he had a distinguished academic career,
becoming professor of applied mathematics at Zeiss Planetarium,
Witwatersrand University, and president of South African
Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He also
became director of the South African Institute for Parapsychological
Research, Johannesburg.
He conducted investigations into ESP, telepathy in the classroom
situation, and random-number tables. He published various
articles on parapsychology, especially on extrasensory perception
during sleep. He has been credited with raising the
status of parapsychcology in South Africa, and toward the end
of his life he was given the Willliam McDougall Award for Distinguished
Work in Parapsychology. In addition to various
textbooks, he published The Secret of the Atom Bomb (1945) and
Travellers through Space (1962).
Bleksley, A. E. H. ‘‘An Experiment of Long-Distance ESP
During Sleep.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 27 (1963) 1.