Allen is the author of The Survival Files: The Most Convincing Evidence Yet Compiled for the Survival of Your Soul, and several other books on diverse topics.* He is also the sitekeeper for TheSurvivalFiles.com.
He has been an avid student of psychic and spiritual phenomena since reading Harold Sherman’s How To Make ESP Work For You, while in college. (Being a secular-materialist at the time, he bought the book with every intention of making fun of it, but became convinced that the subject was worth closer examination.) He is a member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies (ASPSI).
Allen received his B.S. from the Journalism School at the University of Maryland, and worked as a writer, editor, and manager for various private and federal offices over three decades. Since his retirement, he has been keeping “busier than ever” with his writing, websites, and a greeting- and note-card company called FunOccasions.com. He enjoys solving cryptic crosswords, assembling jigsaw puzzles, designing games, and dabbling in chess.
Allen was born in Washington, DC, on 01-23-45 (a date with which he is overly impressed). He and his wife, Donna (and their Chocolate Lab, Dasher), currently divide their time between their home in Pennsylvania and cabin in West Virginia, USA.
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