August 19, 1987
Author, lecturer, and extrasensory perception (ESP) enthusiast Harold Morrow Sherman died. In 1965, Sherman established ESP Research Associates with partner Al Pollard in Little Rock (Pulaski County). After exploring such phenomena as “psychic surgery” in the Philippines, the foundation hosted its first workshop in Little Rock: “Fellowship Workshop in Mind-to-Mind Communication,” with psychic Arthur Ford and actress Gloria Swanson as guests. This led to ten subsequent workshops featuring such prominent proponents of psychic phenomena as Jeane Dixon, Uri Geller, and astronaut Edgar Mitchell. In later years, the foundation’s interests centered on research into life-after-death studies. Sherman’s latter years were spent quietly at Ark Haven, his adopted Arkansas home in Stone County, preparing and distributing taped self-development courses and answering mail.