Maurice Grosse (1919- 2006)
Educated at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London. After serving an apprenticeship in commercial art and design, he served in World War II with the Royal Artillery He married in 1944 and they had two daughters and a son. After the war, he became an inventor, and he filed the first of his many mechanical patents in 1945. His most successful invention was the rotating advertising billboard. In 1961 Grosse founded his own design and engineering consultancy business which became responsible for launching many patents throughout the world. A personal tragedy launched Grosse into psychical research, when his daughter Janet was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1976. Following her death, a number of psychic happenings led him to join the Society for Psychical Research. In September 1977 he investigated the famous Enfield Poltergeist case recording many hours of cassette and video evidence of the phenomena. Grosse investigated many other cases, and served as a member of the Society for Psychical Research's Council, as well as being the long-serving Chairman of its Spontaneous Phenomena Committee. He also put together an extensive collection of psychic photography. He continued this work right up until his death.
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