Sam Knight’s book The Premonitions Bureau explores the phenomenon of premonitions through the gripping account of a British experiment run in the late 1960s. For 18 months, psychiatrist John Barker and the Evening Standard’s science correspondent, Peter Fairley, operated the Premonitions Bureau, collecting premonitions from the newspaper’s readers and publishing those that appeared to come true. Here, Knight explains how the Bureau’s research blurred the line between science and the supernatural, and how the phenomenon of premonitions can reveal something This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol.