Valkhoff, Marius (1905– )
Professor of Romance studies who investigated areas of
parapsychology. He was born on January 7, 1905, at Zwolle, the
Netherlands. He studied at the University of Amsterdam
(D.Litt., 1931), taught at Amsterdam University for many years
(1932–1950), and then moved to South Africa to become head
of the Department of Romance Studies and a professor of
French at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
South Africa. In South Africa he became chair of the South African
Society for Psychical Research and published various articles
on parapsychology in Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie and
various publications of the South African Society for Psychical
Research. He experimented with psychokinesis and with
drug-induced states related to extrasensory perception.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.