Ted Owens (PK Man)
From Kook Science
The PK Man
|Born||10 February 1920|
Bedford, Lawrence Co., Indiana
|Died||28 December 1987 (67)|
Glens Falls, Warren Co., New York
|Noted work(s)||How to Contact Space People (1969)|
Harry Ted Owens, Jr. (February 10, 1920 - December 28, 1987) was an American contactee who claimed to have psychokinetic and telepathic abilities that were psychically implanted in him by what he referred to as the Si's (Space Intelligences), giving him the power to, in his own words, "make and guide hurricanes, hit spacecraft with lightning, sink ships and subs at sea, control pro basketball and football teams, end droughts of entire countries,"[O] as well as various other claimed talents besides.
- Owens, Ted (1966), Flying Saucer Intelligences Speak, New Brunswick, N.J.: Interplanetary News Service
- Owens, Ted (1969), How to Contact Space People, Clarksburg, W.Va.: Saucerian Press
- Owens, Ted (Feb. 1972), "How You Can Communicate with UFO Space Intelligences", SAGA Magazine, https://archive.org/details/tedowenshowyoucancommunicatewithufospaceintelligencessagafebruary1972_201908/page/n1/mode/2up
- Binder, Otto O. (Aug. 1970), "'SPOKESMAN' FOR THE UFO'S?", SAGA Magazine, https://archive.org/details/SagaSeptember1970HighQuality/page/n1/mode/2up
- Binder, Otto O. (Mar. 1971), "TED OWENS - FLYING SAUCER MISSIONARY", SAGA Magazine, https://archive.org/details/ottobindertedowensflyingsaucermissionarysagamarch1971/page/n1
- Mishlove, Jeffrey (Feb. 1979), "The Wrath of the 'UFO Prophet'", FATE 32 (2): 62-70
- Mishlove, Jeffrey (2000), The PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter, Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, https://www.amazon.com/PK-Man-True-Story-Matter/dp/1571741836/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Smith, Thirlee (12 June 1969), "Heap Big Rain Pours If Paleface's PKs Work", Miami Herald (Miami, FL): 65, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/623086690/
- Braucher, Bill (11 Oct. 1969), "Dolphins Get Help — Fan's Horseshoe", Miami Herald (Miami, FL): 37, https://www.newspapers.com/image/622963343
Ted Owens, who boasts an alliance with "intelligences" piloting Unidentified Flying Objects about the universe, contends he can remove the "snakebite" from the Dolphins if only Robbie will hire him. Owens wants a $50,000 contract. "The Sis (UFO intelligences)," writes Owens, "have beaten you eight games out of nine (Owens apparently counts exhibition games), and it will only get worse. The Sis have beaten the Jets also. Both teams will be 'snakebit' from now on . . . until you decide to employ the services of PK Man (Owens) and the Sis."
- Challmes, Joseph J. (26 Apr. 1971), "Hex Or No, Bullets Down 2-0; Witch Doctor Says It's So", Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): 26, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/377010216
The evil eye of Ted Owens, the witch doctor of professional sports, has again been cast on a Baltimore team. Claiming he was publicly insulted by Bullets' coach Gene Shue's refusal to use his powers to help beat the Milwaukee Bucks, the Norfolk man said yesterday he will beat Baltimore "play by play, game by game."
- Hoiles, Robert (24 May 1972), "‘Whammy man’ visits Kent", Daily Kent Stater (Kent, OH): 7, https://dks.library.kent.edu/cgi-bin/kentstate?a=d&d=dks19720524-01.2.27&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------
"My brain has been modified by UFO creatures. The right lobe of my brain has been changed so I can perform miracles. At the present time, I am under observation by six scientists." He says it is his job to write these scientists and tell them in advance of any miracle that he is going to perform. He says his most recent miracles were: controlling the NBA and ABA playoffs and controlling the Apollo 16 moonshot. "I told the scientists I would give the astronauts fits and specifically harass their power and communications. And everything happened the way I aimed my mind." "I make a pk map, a crude map before the shot goes up, and then I add mechanisms. These are based on psycho-kinesis (pk), meaning that I can control matter with my mind."
- Owens, Ted (24 May 1971), "Greetings from Virginia", Bedford Daily-Times Mail (Bedford, IN): 4, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/548191993
- Flemmons, Jerry (16 Aug. 1971), "Flight of Fancy, Maybe Or Frightening Fact", Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX): 5, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/643434776
- Steiger, Brad (7 Jan. 1973), "Putting The Hex On Athletes", Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA): 72, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/304956448
- Coulbourn, Keith (6 June 1976), "In League with the Space Intelligences", Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA): 240, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/398840339
- Parsons, Claude (9 Sep. 1981), "Parsons' Pull Pit on: Ted Owens, the PK Man and UFO Prophet", The Times-Mail (Bedford, IN): 12, https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-times-mail-parsons-pull-pit-on-ted/127071164/