Hellström, Eva Backström (1898– )
Founder of Sällskapet för Parapsykologisk Forskning, the
Swedish psychical research organization, in 1947. Hellström
also served as secretary of the society. She was born on September
26, 1898, at Stockholm. She was educated at Djursholm
College, Sweden.
Hellström became a member of the Society for Psychical
Research, London, and a charter member of the Parapsychological
Association. Her interests included mediumship,
psychokinesis, and psychometry, and she studied the work of
various Swedish, Dutch, and Danish mediums. She was herself
a clairvoyant and manifested faculties of precognition.
Hellström, Eva Backström. ‘‘Collection of Spontaneous
Cases.’’ Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 43.
———. ‘‘Precognition of Girls Dancing.’’ Journal of the Society
for Psychical Research 41; 44.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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