Chibbett, Harold (1900–1978)
Founder of The Probe, a pioneer British group of investigators
of psychic and occult phenomena. Chibbett was born February
19, 1900, in England. He was a member of the first London
science-fiction club and a friend of Eric Frank Russell,
whom he met in 1942 and with whom he shared an interest in
Fortean phenomena.
Chibbett spent some fifty years meeting occultists and collecting
data on unusual phenomena. At his own expense he
maintained a postal chain letter to spread information on
Forteana, and during his investigations he met such famous individuals
as occultist Aleister Crowley, psychical investigator
Harry Price, and Kuda Bux, a fire walker. His correspondents
included scientists and occultists.
Cherubim Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
Chibett suffered from ill health for some years and died
February 23, 1978, after a heart attack.