We’ve all had an experience or witnessed an event that seemed unexplainable. The study of parapsychology examines how and why these things happen. By demystifying the “unexplainable” the paranormal becomes normal and real. Join us each week for real stories about trances, visions and the inexplicable and the expert examinations of these events.
Paranormal is Normal with Richard Alabone
Richard Alabone’s formative years, from age 9 to 15, where spent at boarding school in Kent where he saw the results of air warfare firsthand. His home was bombed on two occasions.
Having trained as a mechanical engineer he worked for 20 years at Marconi’s as a research and development engineer, on radar and later television equipment, and was responsible for several patents on that equipment.
Subsequently he was the technical manager at the Central Office of Information in London, the Civil Service government information, in their films and television division.
He has always been interested in the paranormal and his main hobby was getting as involved as much as possible in order to find out how it could work, as well as why. So he has always had a conviction of a natural solution to psychic experiences, and therefore becoming involved in healing, meditation, hypnosis, speaking in tongues, and ghost hunting. It was during a meditation class that he experienced an ecstatic enlightenment which was a very profound mental experience for him, adding to his determination to find some sort of reason for paranormal experiences.
Firstly, he discovered that trance evolved with consciousness 70,000 years ago giving explanation to all trance experiences, from deja vu to delusions and mental illness. Furthermore a train of scientific evidence reveals that telepathy is a fact of life.
He is a member of the Society for Psychical Research, the Scottish Society for Psychical Research, the Scientific and Medical Network as well as the Alister Hardy Society. He has given many lectures and written articles about parapsychology.
During his retirement he published a book about trance and telepathy in 2009 which was titled Sublimity and has a website: sublimity.org.uk which contains his latest thinking about the subject. He took up beekeeping after retirement and writes regularly in the local beekeeping magazine. Another of his hobbies is jazz music and started playing the trumpet when at school. He ran a local jazz band for many years and still plays coronet occasionally.