Goldney, Kathleen M(ary) H(ervey)
Noted British worker in the fields of psychical research and
parapsychology. Goldney joined the Society for Psychical Research
in 1927 and became a council member in 1943. She
served as organizing secretary from 1949 to 1957.
Through the 1950s and 1960s Goldney worked on a number
of notable research projects. She assisted S. G. Soal in his pioneer
investigations into ESP with Basil Shackleton, and also investigated
the celebrated haunting of Borley Rectory with
Harry Price. She then collaborated with Eric J. Dingwall and
Trevor Hall on their book The Haunting of Borley Rectory (1956),
which raised doubts about the part played by Price. Goldney
also discussed the evidence for charges that Sir William
Crookes was misled or falsified his investigations into the mediumship
of Florence Cook.
Medhurst, R. G., and K. M. Goldney. ‘‘William Crookes and
the Physical Phenomena of Mediumship.’’ Proceedings of the
Society for Psychical Research 54, 195 (March 1964).