Some fascinating articles about the strange story of Houdini, and his pursuit of the paranormal, his “debunking” of many mediums and yet….his powerful desire to believe in an afterlife. Thurston, who had been carrying on Houdini’s tradition of exposing fraudulent mediums, was stymied by being unable to explain some of the effects that Ford produced.
https://medium.com/@djbritland/a-night-at-a-seance-a-true-story-for-halloween-c19d0814845e There was a rap. Then another. Mysterious rapping sounds had plagued the family for some time. You could hear it quite plainly, especially… The most spectacular spirit phenomena are, according to the literature, to be found at physical séances. The history of Spiritualism is teeming with levitating tables, rapping noises and luminous manifestations, all