I just noticed that I forgot to mention someone in the acknowledgments of Poltergeist. Back in 2004 when I was first getting interested in the topic of the Philip experiments, I got in touch with Sue Darroch of Para-Researchers Of Ontario. I owe her quite a big “thank you”for the e-mail exchanges we had in late 2004 and early 2005 that threw some light on the difficulty of discovering the actual data of the Philip project or finding first-level contacts willing to discuss it.
I remember this now because I was just contacted by a former professor who is writing his own investigative non-fiction book about the Philip project and wanted to know where I had got some of my info and if I could point him in a new direction to get out of the informational cul de sac every Philip enthusiast seems to get stuck in: the lack of actual experimental data and documentation. Amazingly, I actually managed to be of help with a suggestion I’d not been able to follow up on myself. With the passage of time and some actual academic stature to back him, I hope he’ll be more successful in discovering the truth of what really happened and what came afterward than anyone else has been. It would be a fascinating read.
So, thanks to the researcher (whom I shall not name and thus possibly prejudice anyone against) and to the very generous Sue. May their researches prove fruitful.