Dr. Barry Taff is a renowned parapsychologist that I have had the privilege to interview via telephone a while back. The reason why I’m just now publishing his interview is because I didn’t want to do so until I finished reading his book, Aliens Above, Ghosts Below.
First off, before I continue, I’d like to share with you the interesting bio that Dr. Taff has shared with me. Not only does it give a brief description of this esteemed intellectual, it also describes the many different media personalities and agencies that have trusted Dr. Taff’s highly regarded research and skills.
Dr. Barry E. Taff
Dr. Barry E. Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, is a world-renowned parapsychologist who worked out of UCLA’s former Parapsychology Laboratory from 1969 through 1978 as a research associate. During his four-decade career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,500 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists and conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition, eventually developing the initial protocols and methodologies for what was later termed “remote viewing”. He also, was himself, investigated as a psychic subject, the results of which were published in Behavioral Neuropsychiatry, “A Laboratory Investigation of Telepathy: The Study of A Psychic”, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-12, April-December 1974-January-March, 1975.
One of the cases Dr. Taff investigated in 1974 gained international fame as the book and motion picture, The Entity, starring Barbara Hershey and Ron Silver, released by Fox in 1983. Dr. Taff served as technical advisor on The Entity as well as being represented in the film by the character “Gene Kraft”. What’s unknown by the media is the fact that, in real life, The Entity followed its female victim for quite some time after our initial investigation, continuing its vociferous nature. Doris Bither died in 1999 of cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 58.
Dr. Taff has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including Coast to Coast A.M.with George Knapp CBS News, KNBC News, KABC News, Strange Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, The Joan River’s Show, A Current Affair, Hard Copy, Sightings, Judge for Yourself, The Extraordinary, The Montel Williams Show, The Wil Shriner Show, The Suzanne Somers Show, was a recurring guest on NBC’s The Other Side, Haunted History, Mysteries & Scandals, ABC’s World’s Scariest Ghosts Caught On Tape, The Girls Next Door, Sci-Fi Channel’s An Unknown Encounter & California’s Most Haunted (highest rated shows in Sci-Fi’s history) for which Dr. Taff also served as creative consultant and technical advisor. Taff also has recently appeared in the DVD Special Feature sections of The Mentalist (Warner Bros/CBS-TV, 2009) and the feature film, The Haunting in Connecticut “Anatomy Of A Haunting” (2009) and the 20th Anniversary Re-Release Pkg. of Friday The 13th (Paramount Pictures) and most recently, Ghostly Lovers on The Travel Channel (Feb. 2011), The Ghost Speaks, 2012, as well as Ghost Adventures (2014) and Ghost Adventures Aftershocks, March 2015
He has consulted for government, business, and law enforcement, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Language Institute (DLI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the FBI, Interpol, LAPD, California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, and the Westminster Police Department. He has served as a technical advisor or script doctor on the films Logan’s Run, Demon Seed, Altered States, Poltergeist, and The Entity. Dr. Taff has written numerous articles for magazines and journals, and has been featured in many books on paranormal subjects ranging from precognition to UFOs.
In the spring of 2010, Dr. Taff’s, book, Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown is available at http://www.cosmicpantheon.com, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and book stores everywhere.
Aside from Dr. Taff’s research in parapsychology, he also has patented medical devices. He has asked me to share with you the article that he has written in regards to the subject, Energy Medicine: Selling A Car To A Caveman. Here is where Dr. Taff’s article can be found, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140626172738-85610322-energy-medicine-selling-a-car-to-a-caveman?trk=prof-post
As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t want to publish Dr. Taff’s interview until I finished reading his book, Aliens Above, Ghosts Below. His book is extremely informative and insightful. I definitely recommend anyone to grab a copy. It is well written with great documentation from a true parapsychologist, Dr. Barry Taff, that has well over forty years experience in the field. Aliens Above, Ghosts Below brings more awareness to ufology and the paranormal, nothing fabricated at all. In fact, what he describes is actually quite chilling.
Back in the early 1970’s, Dr. Taff investigated a case involving a young woman who was repeatedly attacked by an unseen terror. Later, a gentleman by the name of Frank De Felitta wrote a novel about the documented case titled, The Entity that was also adapted into a motion picture. As frightening as The Entity was, that wasn’t the only case where Dr. Taff investigated terrifying encounters of the paranormal. His forty plus years of research has put him up close and personal with some of the most horrific situations that would easily cause sleepless nights for many.
Dr. Barry Taff also has the extraordinary ability of ESP (Extra Sensory Perception). When I asked him what was it like living with this ability his reply was simple, “I don’t know of any other way of living. This is all I know.” He told me that his whole life he has been able to see afflictions in people. And that’s not all. He told me that when he was a little child sitting in the front seat of his parents’ car, he could tell exactly the model and year made of the vehicles passing by without any prior knowledge. When his parents asked how he knew those things, Dr. Taff told me that he would say, “I just know”. All his life he’s been able to “just know” things. As impressive as that sounds, he said that there have been individuals who weren’t as receptive to his ability.
While on the phone with Dr. Taff, he even shared with me a passion of his….. fast cars.
He proudly told me that he used to race Porsches. “Wow!”, I thought. As Dr. Taff and I conversed, it was quite evident that he was extremely knowledgeable with an indisputable background. He mentioned several different articles like Legacy’s End, Learned Psi: Training To Be Psychic, Implicate Order By Design, Building A Warp Drive Engine, and Looking A Gift Ghost In The Mouth: The Science Of Poltergeists all which can be found on his website: http://barrytaff.net/
Dr. Barry Taff, someone with outstanding credentials and impressive research as a parapsychologist, is very down-to-earth. Conducting the interview with him was not only informative, but enjoyable as well. On a personal note, I feel that I have learned a great deal from all that he has shared!
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