Lethbridge, Thomas Charles
|born on||23 March 1901 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Dunster, England, 51n12, 3w27|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°51' 08°54 Asc. 26°04'|
British explorer, archaeologist, parapsychologist and author.
According to the historian Ronald Hutton, Lethbridge's "status as a scholar never really rose above that of an unusually lively local antiquary" for he had a "contempt for professionalism in all fields" and purported theories that were never accepted by the mainstream archaeological community.
Lethbridge was a dedicated researcher who considered matters known as "the occult" with what he considered to be a scientific approach and put forward theories on ghosts, witchcraft, dowsing, psychokinesis and even aliens. His book The Power of the Pendulum (1976), documents his research into dowsing by means of the pendulum. Lethbridge died on 30 September 1971 while the book was still in draft form.
Sy Scholfield quotes Terry Welbourn, "T. C. Lethbridge: The Man Who Saw the Future" (John Hunt Publishing, 2011), p. 19: "Thomas Charles Lethbridge was born at 4.00am on 23 March 1901. . . . Tom's father Ambrose was a prolific diarist and on the day of his son's birth, he recorded the details of his wife's difficult four-hour labour."
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Parapsychology
- Vocation : Science : Other Science (archaeology)
- Vocation : Travel : Explorer