The Necronet Project

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Vulpine Necronet, an annually updated record of those occultists who have gone before us into the underworld. I originally created the following project for personal use as a diary of sorts back when my interest in the history of the weird was solely academic. Yet as I took my first tentative steps towards becoming a vulpine chaote around ten years ago it expanded to become something much bigger, and took on an unlife all of its own. 

As a result, notable seers, magickians and skeptics have found a place here, as well as mediums both real and fraudulent, ufologists, contactees and parapsychologists too. All are arranged in date order not by the year of their birth, but by that of their death, as is in keeping with my necrourgic interests. While each entry is admittedly small a quick web search should reveal exactly why the individual has made it on to this list, and why they deserve to be remembered. Cineri gloria sera venit, as they say.



The 21st Century

Trevor James Constable

Ufologist
Born 17 September 1925
Died 31 March 2016

Albert K. Bender
Ufologist
Born 16 June 1921
Died 29 March 2016

Melanie Billings
Fortean
Born 03 April 1973
Died 21 February 2016

David Bowie
Occultist
Born 08 January 1947
Died 10 January 2016

Ionel Talpazan
Ufologist
Born 16 August 1955
Died 21 September 2015

Max Beauvoir
Vodoo Priest
Born 25 August 1936
Died 12 September 2015

Colin Fry
Medium
Born 19 May 1962
Died 25 August 2015

Bernard d’Espagnat
Mystic
Born 22 August 1921
Died 01 August 2015

Joan Moore
Geometer
Born 18 February 1935
Died 01 July 2015

Juna Davitashvili
Faith Healer
Born 22 July 1949
Died 08 June 2015

Glenn Dennis
Ufologist
Born 24 March 1925
Died 28 April 2015

Peter Underwood
Parapsychologist
Born 16 May 1923
Died 26 November 2014

Margot Adler
Witch
Born 16 April 1946
Died 28 July 2014

Alexander Imich
Parapsychologist
Born 04 February 1903
Died 08 June 2014

Roger K. Leir
Ufologist
Born 1934
Died 14 March 2014

Colin Henry Wilson
Occult Author
Born 26 June 1931
Died 05 December 2013

Sylvia Browne
Medium
Born 19 October 1936
Died 20 November 2013

Narendra Achyut Dabholkar
Skeptic
Born 01 November 1945
Died 20 August 2013

Dan Apostol
Cryprozoologist
Born 12 July 1957
Died 04 March 2013

Ingo Swann
Psychic
Born 14 September 1933
Died 31 January 2013

Philip Coppens
Alternative Historian
Born 25 January 1971
Died 30 December 2012

James W. Moseley
Ufologist
Born 04 August 1931
Died 16 November 2012

Murry Hope
Witch
Born 17 September 1929
Died 25 October 2012

Paul Kurtz
Humanist
Born 21 December 1925
Died 20 October 2012

Raden Jacob Salatun
Ufologist
Born 29 May 1927
Died 03 February 2012

William Roll
Parapsychologist
Born 03 July 1926
Died 09 January 2012

Alan Alford
Alternative Historian
Born 1961
Died 14 November 2011

Budd Hopkins
Contactee
Born 15 June 1931
Died 21 August 2011

Richard Stothers
Fortean
Born 1939
Died 28 June 2011

Aurelian Manta Rosie
Ufologist
Born 25 January 1931
Died 22 February 2011

Kenneth Grant
Magickian
Born 23 May 1924
Died 15 January 2011

Covington Scott Littleton
Ufologist
Born 01 July 1933
Died 25 November 2010

Martin Gardner
Skeptic
Born 21 October 1914
Died 22 May 2010

Michael Thalbourne
Parapsychologist
Born 24 March 1955
Died 04 May 2010

Anthony Donald Cornell
Parapsychologist
Born 1924
Died 10 April 2010

Basava Premanand
Skeptic
Born 17 February 1930
Died 04 October 2009

Richard H. Hall
Ufologist
25 December 1930
Died 17 July 2009

John Alva Keel
Fortean Author
Born 25 March 1930
Died 03 July 2009

Mellie Uyldert
Astrologer
Born 31 May 1908
Died 10 May 2009

Hans Holzer
Parapsychologist
Born 26 January 1920
Died 26 April 2009

Monsignor Corrado Balducci
Exorcist
Born 11 May 1923
Died 20 September 2008

Christopher Hyatt
Magickian
Born 12 July 1943
Died 09 February 2008

Barry L Beyerstein, Ph.D.
Skeptic
Born 19 May 1947
Died 25 June 2007

Ian Pretyman Stevenson
Parapsychologist
Born 31 October 1918
Died 08 February 2007

Alice Auma Lakwena
Prophetess
Born 1956
Died 17 January 2007

Robert Anton Wilson
Mystic
Born 18 January 1932
Died 11 January 2007

John Symonds
Biographer
Born 12 March 1914
Died 21 October 2006

Maurice Grosse
Parapsychologist
Born 06 March 1919
Died 14 October 2006

George Chapman
Faith Healer
Born 04 February 1921
Died 09 August 2006

Karl Tomlinson Pflock
Ufologist
Born 06 January 1943
Died 05 June 2006

Dr. Harley D. Rutledge
Ufologist
Born 10 January 1926
Died 05 June 2006

John Belof
Parapsychologist
Born 19 April 1920
Died 01 June 2006

Jaqueline Roumeguere-Eberhardt
Cryptozoologist
Born 27 November 1927
Died 29 March 2006

Robert McConnell
Parapsychologist
Born 1914
Died 2006

Philip Julian Klass
Skeptic
Born 08 November 1919
Died 09 August 2005

Robert Allen Baker Jr.
Skeptic
Born 27 June 1921
Died 08 August 2005

Dan Scott Taylor Jr.
Monster Hunter
Born19 June 1940
Died 23 July 2005

Mark Chorvinsky
Fortean
Born 04 March 1954
Died 16 July 2005

Frank Searle
Monster Hunter
Born 18 March 1921
Died 26 March 2005

Michel Moine
Parapsychologist
Born 08 March 1920
Died 15 January 2005

Eris Andys
Ufologist
Born 04 November 1947
Died 27 November 2004

John Balance
Fortean Musician
Born 16 February 1962
Died 13 November 2004

John Edward Mack M.D.
Ufologist
Born 04 October 1929
Died 27 September 2004

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Thanatologist
Born 08 July 1926
Died 24 August 2004

Robert Morris
Parapsychologist
Born 19 July 1942
Died 12 August 2004

Betty Hill
Abductee
Born 1919
Died 2004

Marcello Truzzi
Skeptic
Born 06 September 1935
Died 02 February 2003

Doris Collins
Medium
Born 1918
Died 2003

John Woodhouse, Fourth Earl Of Kimberly
Ufologist
Born 12 May 1924
Died 12 May 2002

Rosemary Isabel Brown
Medium
Born 27 July 1916
Died 16 November 2001

Gerald Suster
Occult Author
Born 02 August 1951
Died 03 February 2001

The 20th Century

Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente
Witch
Born 04 January 1922
Died 01 September 1999

Dora van Gelder Kunz
Theosophist
Born 28 April 1904
Died 25 August 1999

Philip J. Corso
Ufologist
Born 22 May 1915
Died 16 July 16 1998

Carlos Castaneda
Mystic
Born 25 December 1925
Died 27 April 1998

Anton LaVey
Satanist
Born 11 April 1930
Died 29 October 1997

Robin Skelton
Witch
Born 12 October 1925
Died 22 August 1997

Dr. George King
Contactee
Born 23 January 1919
Died 12 July 1997

Thelma Moss
Parapsychologist
Born 06 January 1918
Died 01 February 1997

Timothy Leary
Mystic
Born 22 October 1920
Died 31 May 1996

Marjorie Cameron
Magickian
Born 23 April 1922
Died 24 June 1995

William Francis Brinsley Le Poer Trench
Ufologist
Born 18 September 1911
Died 18 May 1995

Elizabeth Klarer
Contactee
Born 1910
Died February 1994

Leonard Stringfield
Ufologist
Born 1920
Died 1994

Leslie Flint
Medium
Born 1911
Died 1994

Orville Angelucci
Contactee
Born 25 June 1912
Died 24 July 1993

Gordon Higginson
Medium
Born 1918
Died 1993

Jean Chevalier
Occult Author
Born 1906
Died 1993

Daniel William Fry
Contactee
Born 19 July 1908
Died 20 December 1992

Charles Honorton
Parapsychologist
Born 05 February 1946
Died 04 November 1992

Isaak Yudovich Ozimov
Skeptic
Born 02 January 1920
Died 06 April 1992

Karl Spiesberger
Mystic
Born 29 October 1904
Died 01 January 1992

Hans Bender
Parapsychologist
Born 05 February 1907
Died 07 May 1991

Manly Palmer Hall
Mystic
Born 18 March 1901
Died 29 August 1990

Scott Rogo
Parapsychologist
Born 01 February 1950
Died 18 August 1990

Donald Edward Keyhoe
Ufologist
Born 20 June 1897
Died 29 November 1988

Doris Stokes
Medium
Born 06 January 1920
Died 08 May 1987

Ralph Maxwell Lewis
Rosicrucian
Born 1904
Died around January 1987

Hellmut Wolff
Mystic
Born 30 March 1906
Died 22 March 1986

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
Magickian
Born 13 March 1911
Died 24 January 1986

Eric John Dingwall
Parapsychologist
Born 1890
Died 1986

Israel Regardie
Magickian
Born 17 November 1907
Died 10 March 1985

Jane Roberts
Medium
Born 08 May 1929
Died 05 September 1984

Milbourne Christopher
Skeptic
Born 23 March 1914
Died 17 June 1984

Ena Twigg
Medium
Born 1914
Died 1984

Tommaso Palamidessi
Mystic
Born 16 February 1915
Died 29 April 1983

Sybil Leek
Witch
Born 22 February 1917
Died 26 October 1982

Martinus Thomsen
Mystic
Born 11 August 1890
Died 08 March 1981

Joseph Banks Rhine
Parapsychologist
Born 29 September 1895
Died 20 February 1980

Jacques Bergier
Occult Author
Born 08 August 1912
Died 23 November 1978

Robert Joseph Grugeau
Occult Author
Born 07 April 1909
Died 24 June 1978

Walter Ernest Butler
Mystic
Born 1898
Died 1978

William Roy
Medium
Born 1911
Died 1977

Donald Howard Menzel
Skeptic
Born 11 April 1901
Died 14 December 1976

Henry James Edwards
Healer
Born 29 May 1893
Died 07 December 1976

Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola
Mystic
Born 19 May 1898
Died 11 June 1974

Konstantins Raudive
Parapsychologist
Born 1909
Died 1974

Alexander Frederick Harris
Medium
Born 1897
Died 1974

Arthur Ford
Medium
Born 08 January 1896
Died 04 January 1971

Eileen Jeanette Vancho Lyttle Garrett
Medium
Born 17 March 1893
Died 15 September 1970

Estelle Roberts
Medium
Born 10 May 1889
Died May 1970

Barney Hill
Abductee
Born 1922
Died 1969

Geraldine Dorothy Cummins
Medium
Born 1890
Died 1969

Gladys Osborne Leonard
Medium
Born May 1882
Died 1968

Vera Jayne Palmer
Satanist
Born 19 April 1933
Died 29 June 1967

Friedrich Bernhard Marby
Rune Caster
Born 10 May 1882
Died 03 December 1966

George Adamski
Contactee
Born 17 April 1891
Died 23 April 1965

Einer Nielsen
Medium
Born 1894
Died 1965

Karl Zener
Parapsychologist
Born 22 April 1903
Died 27 September 1964

Nandor Fodor
Parapsychologist
Born 13 May 1895
Died 17 May 1964

Gerald Gardner
Witch
Born 13 June 1884
Died 12 February 1964

Eugen Grosche
Magickian
Born 11 March 1888
Died 05 January 1964

Marguerite Frieda Harris
Magickian
Born 1877
Died 11 May 1962

Rene Warcollier
Parapsychologist
Born April 1881
Died May 1962

Carl Gustav Jung
Mystic
Born 26 July 1875
Died 06 June 1961

Rudolf Tischner
Parapsychologist
Born 03 April 1879
Died 24 April 1961

Edward J. Ruppelt
Ufologist
Born 17 July 1923
Died 15 September 1960

Morris Ketchum Jessup
Ufologist
Born 02 March 1900
Died 20 April 1959

Hereward Carrington
Parapsychologist
Born 17 October 1880
Died 26 December 1958

Franz Bardon
Mystic
Born 01 December 1909
Died 10 July 1958

Rudi Schneider
Medium
Born 27 July 1908
Died 1957

Victoria Helen McCrae Duncan
Medium
Born 25 November 1897
Died 06 December 1956

Austin Osman Spare
Magickian
Born 30 December 1886
Died 15 May 1956

James Lewis Spence
Occult Author
Born 25 November 1874
Died 03 March 1955

John Whiteside Parsons
Magickian
Born 02 October 1914
Died 17 June 1952

Algernon Blackwood
Mystic
Born 14 March 1869
Died 10 December 1951

Pamela Colman Smith
Magickian
Born 16 February 1878
Died 18 September 1951

Carmine Carlos Mirabelli
Medium
Born 1889
Died 1951

Ludwig Straniak
Mystic
Born 1879
Died 1951

William Lyon Mackenzie King
Spiritualist
Born 17 December 1874
Died 22 July 1950

Leonora Piper
Medium
Born 27 June 1857
Died 03 June 1950

Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar
Magickian
Born 13 July 1893
Died April 1949

Harry Price
Parapsychologist
Born 17 January 1881
Died 29 March 1948

Arthur Machen
Mystic
Born 03 March 1863
Died 15 December 1947

Aleister Crowley
Magickian
Born 12 October 1875
Died 01 December 1947

Whately Carington
Parapsychologist
Born 1892
Died 1947

Charles Bailey
Medium
Born 1870
Died 1947

Dion Fortune
Magickian
Born 06 December 1890
Died 08 January 1946

Heinrich Luitpold Himmler
Mystic
Born 07 October 1900
Died 23 May 1945

Constant Chevillon
Rosicrucian
Born 26 October 1880
Died 23 March 1944

Teofil Modrzejewski
Medium
Born 1873
Died 1943

Arthur Edward Waite
Mystic
Born 02 October 1857
Died 19 May 1942

Etta Wriedt
Medium
Born 1859
Died 1942

Mina Crandon
Medium
Born 1888
Died 01 November 1941

A. Frank Glahn
Mystic
Born 1865
Died 1941

Oliver Joseph Lodge
Spiritualist
Born 12 June 1851
Died 22 August 1940

Jack Webber
Medium
Born 1907
Died 1940

Harvey Spencer Lewis
Rosicrucian
Born 25 November 1883
Died 02 August 1939

Otto Wilhelm Rahn
Occult Author
Born 18 February 1904
Died 13 March 1939

William Butler Yeats
Magickian
Born 13 June 1865
Died 28 January 1939

Pearl Lenore Curran
Medium
Born 15 February 1883
Died 04 December 1937

Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Occult Author
Born 20 August 1890
Died 15 March 1937

Frau Maria Silbert
Medium
Born 1866
Died 1936

Charles Robert Richet
Parapsychologist
Born 25 August 1850
Died 04 December 1935

William Hope
Spiritualist
Born 1863
Died 08 March 1933

William Eglinton
Medium
Born 1857
Died 1933

Evangeline Adams
Astrologer
Born 08 February 1868
Died around November 12 1932

Theodor Reuss
Magickian
Born 28 June 1855
Died 28 October 1932

Leila Waddell
Magickian
Born 1880
Died 14 September 1932

George Frederick Kunz
Folklorist
Born 29 September 1856
Died 29 June 1932

Charles Fort
Fortean Author
Born 06 August 1874
Died 03 May 1932

Rudolf John Gorsleben
Rune Caster
Born 16 March 1883
Died 23 August 1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Spiritualist
Born 22 May 1859
Died 07 July 1930

Edward Clodd
Skeptic
Born 01 July 1840
Died 16 March 1930

James Hewat McKenzie
Parapsychologist
Born 1869
Died 1929

Moina Mathers
Magician
Born 28 February 1865
Died 25 July 1928

Jan Guzyk
Medium
Born 1875
Died 1928

Harry Houdini
Skeptic
Born 24 March 24 1874
Died 31 October 1926

Robert Felkin
Magickian
Born 1853
Died 1926

Bert Reese
Medium
Born 1851
Died 1926

William Wynn Westcott
Magickian
Born 17 December 1848
Died 30 July 1925

Sir William Fletcher Barrett
Parapsychologist
Born 10 February 1844
Died 26 May 1925

Rudolf Steiner
Mystic
Born around 27 February 1861
Died 30 March 1925

Theodore Flournoy
Parapsychologist
Born 15 August 1854
Died 05 November 1920

James Hyslop
Parapsychologist
Born 18 August 1854
Died 17 June 1920

Cecil Husk
Medium
Born 1847
Died 1920

Elizabeth Hope
Medium
Born 20 November 1855
Died 20 July 1919

Guido Karl Anton List
Rune Caster
Born 05 October 1848
Died 07 May 1919

Sir William Crookes
Spiritualist
Born 17 June 1832
Died 04 April 1919

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers
Magickian
Born around 11 January 1854
Died around 20 November 1918

Eusapia Palladino
Medium
Born 21 January 1854
Died 16 May 1918

Grigori Rasputin
Mystic
Born 22 January 1869
Died around 30 December 1916

Gerard Encausse
Magickian
Born 13 July 1865
Died 25 October 1916

August Strindberg
Alchemist
Born 22 January 1849
Died 14 May 1912

William Thomas Stead
Spiritualist
Born 05 July 1849
Died 15 April 1912

Frank Podmore
Parapsychologist
Born 05 February 1856
Died 14 August 1910

Edmund Dawson Rogers
Spiritualist
Born 07 August 1823
Died 28 September 1910

Henry Steel Olcott
Theosophist
Born 02 August 1832
Died 17 February 1907

Richard Hodgson
Parapsychologist
Born 1855
Died 1905

Henry Slade
Medium
Born 1835
Died 1905

Florence Cook
Medium
Born around 1856
Died 22 April 1904

Rufus Osgood Mason
Parapsychologist
Born 22 January 1830
Died 11 May 1903

Frederic William Henry Myers
Parapsychologist
Born 06 February 1843
Died 17 January 1901

Henry Sidgwick
Parapsychologist
Born 31 May 1838
Died 28 August 1900

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Philosopher
Born 15 October 1844
Died 24 August 1900

The 19th Century

Stanislas de Guaita
Rosicrucian
Born 6 April 1861
Died 19 December 1897

Marie Laveau II
Voodoo Queen
Born 1827
Died around 1895

Louis Claude de Saint-Martin
Mystic
Born 18 January 1743
Died 14 October 1893

Margaret Fox
Spiritualist
Born 1833
Died 1893

William Stainton Moses
Medium
Born 1839
Died 1892

Kate Fox
Spiritualist
Born 1837
Died 1892

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Theosophist
Born 12 August 1831
Died 08 May 1891

Leah Fox
Spiritualist
Born 1814
Died 1890

Edmund Gurney
Parapsychologist
Born 23 March 1847
Died 23 June 1888

Daniel Dunglas Home
Medium
Born 20 March 1833
Died 21 June 1886

Marie Laveau I
Voodoo Queen
Born 10 September 1794
Died 16 June 1881

Paschal Beverly Randolph
Magickian
Born 08 October 1825
Died 29 July 1875

Eliphas Levi
Magickian
Born 08 February 1810
Died 31 May 1875

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Occult Author
Born 25 May 1803
Died 18 January 1873

Allan Kardec
Spiritist
Born 03 October 1894
Died 31 March 1869

Marie Anne Lenormand
Fortune Teller
Born 1772
Died 1843

Alexis-Vincent-Charles Berbiguier
Demonologist
Born 1765
Died 03 December 1831

Adam Weishaupt
Illuminati
Born 06 February 1748
Died 18 November 1830

Franz Mesmer
Mystic
Born 23 May 1734
Died 05 March 1815

Ulrica Arfvidsson
Fortune Teller
Born 1734
Died 1801

The 18th Century

Count Alessandro di Cagliostro
Magickian
Born 02 June 1743
Died 26 August 1795

Jean-Baptiste Alliette
Fortune Teller
Born 1738
Died 1791

Antoine Court
Occult Author
Born around 1719
Died 10 May 1784

Emanuel Swedenborg
Mystic
Born 29 January 1688
Died 29 March 1772

Isaac Newton
Alchemist
Born 25 December 1642
Died 20 March 1727

The 17th Century

Ole Borch
Alchemist
Born 1626
Died 1690

Christina Alexandra, Queen of Sweden
Alchemist
Born 18 December 1626
Died 19 April 1689

Thomas Browne
Hermeticist
Born 19 October 1605
Died 19 October 1682

La Voisin
Witch
Born around 1640
Died 22 February 1680

Athanasius Kircher
Occult Author
Born either 1601 or 1602
Died 1680

Isobel Gowdie
Witch
Born around 1632
Died 1662

Arthur Dee
Alchemist
Born 13 July 1579
Died September or October 1651

Robert Fludd
Magickian
Born 17 January 1574
Died 08 September 1637

Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
Alchemist
Born 27 April 1564
Died 05 November 1632

John Lambe
Astrologer
Born 1545
Died 13 June 1628

Walter Raleigh
Alchemist
Born 1554
Died 29 October 1618

Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
Alchemist
Born 18 July 1552
Died 20 January 1612

John Dee
Magickian
Born 13 July 1527
Died around 1609

Giordano Bruno
Astrologer
Born 1548
Died 17 February 1600

The 16th Century

Edward Kelley
Medium
Born 01 August 1555
Died 01 November 1597

Johann Weyer
Demonologist
Born 1515
Died 24 February 1588

Gerald FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare
Alchemist
Born 1525
Died 1585

Gerhard Dorn
Alchemist
Born around 1530
Died 1584

Benvenuto Cellini
Magickian
Born 03 November 1500
Died 13 February 1571

Michel de Nostredame
Seer
Born around 21 December 1503
Died 02 July 1566

Mother Shipton
Seer
Born 1488
Died 1561

Paracelsus
Alchemist
Born around December 1493
Died 24 September 1541

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
Magickian
Born 15 September 1486
Died 18 February 1535

Johann Reuchlin
Kabbalist
Born 29 January 1455
Died 30 June 1522

Johannes Trithemius
Occult Author
Born 01 February 1462
Died 13 December 1516

The 15th Century

Marsilio Ficino
Astrologer
Born 19 October 1433
Died 01 October 1499

Gilles de Rais
Magickian
Born 04 September 1404
Died 26 October 1440

Nicolas Flamel
Alchemist
Born around 1330
Died 22 March 1418

The 14th Century

Ramon Llull
Mystic
Born around 1232
Died around 1315

Pietro d’Abano
Astrologer
Born around 1257
Died around 1315

The 13th Century

Roger Bacon
Mystic
Born around 1214
Died 1294

Albertus Magnus
Alchemist
Born either 1193 or 1206
Died 15 November 1280

Michael Scot
Magickian
Born 1175
Died around 1232

The 9th Century

Jabir ibn Hayyan
Alchemist
Born 772
Died around 804