Some figures in parapsychology have a dual perspective as researcher and sceptic. This especially applies to George P. Hansen, who spent eight years carrying out experiments into ganzfeld, remote viewing and suchlike, but has also been involved with sceptics groups and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Hansen is a moderate critic of parapsychology in pointing out flaws in investigators' experimental methodologies, (eg. Critique of the PEAR Remote-Viewing Experiments). However he is primarily interested in the paranormal in its social context, concerned with the ambiguity of parapsychology as a scientific discipline and with the controversy it provokes. His critiques of sceptics, institutions like CSI (CSICOP) and individuals like Ray Hyman, are well-informed and insightful. He is irritated by militant sceptics such as Martin Gardner, to whom he devoted a long section in his book The Trickster and the Paranormal, which is available here.
See Hansen's occasional blog.
Hansen has also published his papers on his website - here is his full list:Magicians Who Endorsed Psychic Phenomena. The Linking Ring, Volume 70, 1990, No. 8, August, pp. 52-54; No. 9, September 1990, pp. 63-65, 109.
Magicians on the Paranormal: An Essay and Review of Three Books. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. Vol. 86, No. 2, April 1992, pp. 151-185. [pdf file 2.2 MB]
Dowsing: A Review of Experimental Research. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 51, No. 762, October 1982, pp. 343-367.
Demons, ETs, Bigfoot, and Elvis: A Fortean View of Ghosts. Research in Parapsychology 1990: Abstracts and Papers from the Thirty-Third Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, 1990. Edited by Linda A. Henkel and Gertrude R. Schmeidler (pp. 140-141). Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press. (1992).
A Cooperation-Competition PK Experiment With Computerized Horse Races. Journal of Parapsychology, March 1990, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 21-33. [pdf file 433 KB]
D. Scott Rogo and His Contributions to Parapsychology. The Anthropology of Consciousness, Vol. 2, Nos. 3-4, September-December 1991, pp. 32-35.
Critique of the PEAR Remote-Viewing Experiments by George P. Hansen, Jessica Utts, & Betty Markwick. Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 56, No. 2, June 1992, pp. 97-113.
Ghosts and Liminality [Essay published on the Web]. June 14, 2005.
The Muhlenberg College 2009 Theory and Art of Magic Conference: A Review [Published on the Web]. June 30, 2009. [pdf file 37 KB]
Use of Both Sum of Ranks and Direct Hits in Free-Response Psi Experiments by George P. Hansen & Jessica Utts. Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 51, No. 4, December 1987, pp. 321-335. [pdf file 1.4 MB]
Will the Real Scott Jones
Please Stand Up? by Robert J. Durant [& George P. Hansen]. Third Eyes
Only, Issue No. 1, Vernal Equinox, 1992, pp. 28-51. [pdf file
SKEPTICSCSICOP and the Skeptics: An Overview. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 86, No. 1, January 1992, pp. 19-63.
The Elusive Agenda: Dissuading as Debunking in Ray Hyman’s The Elusive Quarry. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 85, No. 2, April 1991, pp. 193-203.
Review of Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction by Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. Wiggins. Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 66, No. 3, September 2002, Pp. 321-324.
Review of The Encyclopedia
of the Paranomal edited by Gordon Stein. Journal of the
American Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 90, Nos. 3-4, July-October,
2000, pp. 181-189.
DECEPTION AND HOAXES
Deception by Subjects in Psi Research. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 84, No. 1, January 1990, pp. 25-80.
The Research With B.D. and the Legacy of Magical Ignorance. Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 56, No. 4, December 1992, pp. 307-333.
A Critique of Mr. Cox's Mini-Lab
Experiments. Archaeus, Vol. 3, Summer 1985, pp.
A Critique of Budd Hopkins’ Case of the UFO Abduction of Linda Napolitano by Joseph J. Stefula, Richard D. Butler, and George P. Hansen. 08 January 1993. Published in Third Eyes Only, Issue No. 8, January, 1993, pp. 10-34; and other publications.
“Torquemada” Responds to Jerome Clark by George P. Hansen. 23 November 1992. Published in Third Eyes Only, Issue No. 7, 1992, pp. 68-72; and other publications. [pdf file 362 KB]
Murder vs. The Politics of Ufology: A Question of Priorities in the Linda
Napolitano Case by George P. Hansen. 20 October 1992. [This paper has
been circulated and posted on a number of electronic bulletin boards and
published in several periodicals including The New Jersey Chronicle, Vol.
3, Nos. 1/2, September-December, 1992; MUFON of Ohio Newsletter, No. 3,
Second November 1992 Issue; Third Eyes Only, No. 6, November 1992; UFO
Spotters Newsletter, No. 16, 1992; Minnesota MUFON Newsletter, No.
37, October 1992] [pdf file 369
Letter. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 54, No. 809, October 1987, pp. 284-285. [Comment on Michael Thalbourne’s "A More Powerful Method of Evaluating Data From Free-Response Experiments" in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1979, Vol. 50, pp. 84-107.] [pdf file 157KB]
Letter. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 70.4, October 2006, p. 254. [Comment on Paul Stevens’ "The Effect of Weak Magnetic Fields on a Random Event Generator: Reconsidering the Role of Geomagnetic Fluctuations in MicroPK Studies" in the European Journal of Parapsychology, 2005, Vol. 20.2, pp. 135-149.] [pdf file 62KB]