Scherer, Wallace B(rown) (1913– )
Director of Psychological Instrument Company and experimenter
in parapsychology. He was born on January 27, 1913,
in Bristol, Tennessee. He studied at Davidson College in North
Carolina (B.S., 1940) and Duke University (M.A., 1948). He
taught at Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, North Carolina
and Richmond Professional Institute at the College of William
and Mary prior to becoming the director and owner of Psychological
Instruments in 1953.
Scherer took special interest in the spectrum of ESP telepathy,
clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. He conducted
experiments to ascertain whether spontaneous responses
enhanced ESP results, and he reported on this in the
Journal of Parapsychology.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Scherer, Wallace B. ‘‘Spontaneity as a Factor in ESP.’’ Journal
of Parapsychology (June 1948).