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Rhine Research Center remains a believer in parapsychology research

Five minutes from Duke Hospital, in a quiet office park that also houses the offices of U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a real-estate agent, a financial coach, and a dentist, the Rhine Research Center is open for its eighth decade of business.

At first glance, the space could pass for the home of any other association: cookie-cutter office chairs, fluorescent lights, and shelves of old volumes collecting dust.

But the Rhine Research Center investigates parapsychology: extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, precognition, hypnosis, and energy healing, among other phenomena.

John Kruth, the center’s director, has a sense of humor about the Rhine’s work—but he’s not kidding around about his research, 9th Street Journal reporter Frances Beroset writes.