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The premonitions bureau : a true account of death foretold, Sam Knight

Label
The premonitions bureau : a true account of death foretold
Title
The premonitions bureau
Title remainder
a true account of death foretold
Statement of responsibility
Sam Knight
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On the morning of October 21, 1966, Kathleen Middleton, a music teacher in suburban London, awoke choking and gasping, convinced disaster was about to strike. An hour later, a mountain of rubble containing waste from a coal mine collapsed above the village of Aberfan, swamping buildings and killing 144 people, many of them children. Among the doctors and emergency workers who arrived on the scene was John Barker, a psychiatrist from Shelton Hospital, in Shrewsbury. At Aberfan, Barker became convinced there had been supernatural warning signs of the disaster, and decided to establish a "premonitions bureau," in conjunction with the Evening Standard newspaper, to collect dreams and forebodings from the public, in the hope of preventing future calamities. Middleton was one of hundreds of seemingly normal people, who would contribute their visions to Barker's research in the years to come, some of them unnervingly accurate. As Barker's work plunged him deeper into the occult, his reputation suffered. But in the face of professional humiliation, Barker only became more determined, ultimately realizing with terrible certainty that catastrophe had been prophesied in his own life. In Sam Knight's crystalline telling, this astonishing true story comes to encompass the secrets of the world. We all know premonitions are impossible-and yet they come true all the time. Our lives are full of collisions and coincidence: the question is how we perceive these implausible events and therefore make meaning in our lives. The Premonitions Bureau is an enthralling account of madness and wonder, of science and the supernatural. With an unforgettable ending, it is a mysterious journey into the most unsettling reaches of the human mind"--
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Knight, Sam
Dewey number
133.8/60941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF1341
LC item number
.K55 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Precognition
  • Parapsychology
  • Aberfan Disaster, Aberfan, Wales, 1966
  • Barker, John
  • Occultism
Label
The premonitions bureau : a true account of death foretold, Sam Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1263341978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781984879592
Lccn
2022003239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1263341978
Label
The premonitions bureau : a true account of death foretold, Sam Knight
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1263341978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781984879592
Lccn
2022003239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1263341978

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