The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us

CONTACT: VANESSA SHELTON
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: vanessa-shelton@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI lecturer Peter Jordan analyzes evidence of life after death

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Parapsychologist Peter A. Jordan, of the "Amityville Horror" fame, will analyze a breathtaking spectrum of sensational ghostly encounters in a University of Iowa lecture Thursday, April 24.

"An Evening with Peter A. Jordan" will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to the general public. The presentation is sponsored by the University Lecture Committee in conjunction with UI RiverFest activities.

A veteran field investigator for the famed Psychical Research Foundation located near Duke University, Jordan has doggedly pursued a trail of ghostly phenomena stretching from New Jersey to the Pacific Northwest. He chronicles his findings in a mind-bending video and slide presentation entitled "Ghosts."

Many of Jordan's cases - the "Amityville Horror" among his most famous - were supplied by perplexed and often frightened individuals who contacted him after exhausting all rational explanations. Legendary spirits that in the form of earthquakes and eerie lights haunt railroad tracks; poltergeistry outbreaks in New Jersey; encounters with phantom hitchhikers; and cases of spontaneous human combustion are among the cases Jordan will discuss.

For more information or to arrange special accommodations for persons with disabilities to participate, contact the Lecture Committee at (319) 335-3255.

4/21/97