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By Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose actual identify used to be Erik Weisz, used to be essentially the most recognized magicians and escapologists of all time. He used to be hugely sceptical of the various claims made touching on psychic and paranormal phenomena, that have been very hot within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. He attended 1000's of seances for the needs of his learn, and not skilled one he believed actual. during this ebook, released in 1924, he defined the mediums and psychics whom he printed as fraudulent, exposing the tips which had confident many impressive scientists and lecturers.

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The next night the man tried a more difficult test, simply laying the ropes all over their bodies, but the Davenports worked so slowly, deftly, and with such inexhaustible patience that they saved their reputation. " This was also explained to me by Ira. A committee of three was called upon one of whom was a woman and for that reason the least suspected although in reality a confederate. * She and the Davenports were each in turn tied around the neck. The woman released herself by cutting the rope.

CHAPTER III DANIEL DUNGLAS HOME FOLLOWING the first seances of the "Fox Sisters," in 1848, mediums sprang up all over the country like mushrooms hut of this multitude there have not heen more than a dozen whose work, in spite of repeated exposure, is still pointed to as proof of Spiritualism, and whose names have found a permanent place in connection with its development and history. Of these, one of the most conspicuous and lauded of his type and generation was Daniel Dunglas Home. He was the forerunner of the mediums whose forte is fleecing hy presuming upon the credulity of the suhject.

Trollope, Sir E. Bulwer Lytton, and others equally prominent. Mter only a few months' stay in England Home went to Italy, ostensibly for his health, and for the next four years he lived on the Continent, travelling from place to place, living in luxury, being almost continually enter.. * See Appendix F.

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