McMahan, Elizabeth Anne (1924– )
Assistant professor of zoology, also active in the field of
parapsychology. She was born May 5, 1924, at Mocksville,
North Carolina, and studied at Duke University (M.A., 1948)
and the University of Hawaii (Ph.D., 1960). She was a research
fellow at the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University
(1948–54); in 1960 she joined the faculty of the department of
zoology at the University of North Carolina. In addition to her
many articles on entomology, she published a number of papers
on parapsychology, based on her own investigations in telepathy,
psychokinesis, and precognition. She was a charter
member of the Parapsychological Association.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
McMahan, Elizabeth Anne. ‘‘An Experiment in Pure Telepathy.’’
Journal of Parapsychology 10 (1946).
———. ‘‘PK Experiments with Two-Sided Objects.’’ Journal
of Parapsychology 9 (1945).
McMahan, Elizabeth Anne, and E. K. Bates. ‘‘Report of Further
Marchesi Experiments.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 18
(1954).
McMahan, Elizabeth Anne, and J. B. Rhine. ‘‘Extrasensory
Perception of Cards in an Unknown Location.’’ Journal of Parapsychology
12 (1948).
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. McMahan, Elizabeth Anne
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———. ‘‘A Review of the Evidence for Dowsing.’’ Journal of
Parapsychology 11 (1947).
———. ‘‘A Second Zagreb-Durham ESP Experiment.’’ Journal
of Parapsychology 11 (1947).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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