Was there any truth to Owens’ abilities, or was he a fraud with a knack for picking the times and places of catastrophes? Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, a respected parapsychologist and host of the popular public television program Thinking Allowed, analyzes correspondence, interviews, newspaper reports, and remarkable life of “the world’s greatest psychic,” as Owens claimed to be. Whether Owens was a prodigious liar and dangerous con-man, or a true but unbalanced master who used his incredible powers primarily for petty acts of revenge, many questions remain, and the implications for the rest of us are staggering.
Author, Jeffrey Mishlove, received an interdisciplinary doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1980. He has been a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He has also been a California licensed psychologist. From 1987 to 2002 he hosted the national, public television series, Thinking Allowed. He is the author of the Handbook for Contestants in CNBC’s 2007 Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. In 2010, he was part of a team that discovered the first dinosaur tracks found in the State of Nevada. He has served as president of the nonprofit Intuition Network.