She did not contact them again until In high school he was news editor of the school paper, an actor, and a student government officer. He also became active in politics as a libertarian conservativesupporting Barry Goldwater for president"  and "considered joining the Young Americans for Freedom but was so uptight that he first checked with J. Edgar Hoover by letter to inquire whether the YAF was 'a communist organization, communist subverted, or in danger of becoming either'.
He was just very, very wise. Robert Baker, considered an expert in the workings of the human mind and one of America's pre-eminent ghost busters, died Monday at his home in Lexington.
Baker, former chairman of the University of Kentucky psychology department, spent a good deal of his time using science and reason to explain away things that seemed to defy natural laws for others. He was known for saying "there are no haunted places, only haunted people.
Baker when he was working on an article about alien abductions.
Joe Nickell, a nationally known fellow ghost buster with whom Mr. Baker once investigated alleged haunted houses, often relied on Mr. He found that she wanted very much to have a child of her own and could not.
Bob steered the conversation away from the ghost and counseled the couple to adopt a child. When they did, the little ghost girl went away forever. Baker also was involved in a number of more run-of-the-mill cases, such as houses that had seemingly unexplainable noises and moving objects in them.
In addition, Nickell said, "No one knew more about alien abductions than Robert Baker. Baker shared a common view that paranormal claims should not simply be accepted or dismissed, but carefully investigated, with a view toward solving any mystery.
Baker, he said, was sensitive to people's feelings and gentle in his dealings with them. Baker was an organizer and had served as president of the Kentucky Association of Science Educators and Skeptics and was a fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
He also was a past president of the Kentucky Psychological Association and a fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Baker retired from UK in after teaching humanistic psychology for about 20 years. Humanistic psychology deals with issues of human existence, such as love, aging, personal fulfillment, and the meaning of life and death. During his career he also spent many years designing training methods for the U.
Army, and he worked as a psychologist for the state department of corrections. He said he started investigating claims of the paranormal to help ease the panic some people feel about ghosts and to protect the public from those who claimed supernatural ability for financial gain.
He taught workshops on investigating paranormal claims. He co-wrote a book called Private Eyes and contributed articles to professional magazines. He and Nickell wrote a book called Missing Pieces: He was just very, very wise," Nickell said.
He is survived by his wife, Rose P.1. OBITUARY JACOB H. CONN (), 86, A PSYCHIATRIST, IS DEAD: NEW YORK TIMES: Dr. Jacob Harry Conn, a psychiatrist and educator for 50 years, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
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