Johnson, Douglas (ca. 1909–1988)
Modern British medium who investigated haunted houses
in the United States and who appeared on television programs
to demonstrate clairvoyance and psychometry. He was born
in London, and his powers were evident as early as age six. His
parents were not psychic but did not disapprove of his predictive
talents; they permitted him to attend a Spiritualist public
meeting at age 12. Three years later he went into trance for the
first time, channeling information and advice to a circle of people.
In World War II he served with the Royal Air Force, but he
was removed from active duty after an injury at the end of the
war. He had corresponded with the College of Psychic Science
(now the College of Psychic Studies) in London and afterward
gave many clairvoyant sittings there. He also spent time in the
United States, where he worked with W. G. Roll, Eileen Garrett,
Thelma Moss, Stanley Krippner, and other parapsychologists.
He died in October 1988.
Sources
Editors of Psychic Magazine. Psychics. New York Harper &
Row, 1972.

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