Psychic Research

“Maisons de la foudre:” Lightning-induced Spontaneous Combustion

Can a lightning strike trigger recurring, mysterious fires, as happened in 1906 France?

“Pull for the Shore, Sailor:” Mystic Music at Sickbeds and Deathbeds

Hearing mysterious music on the sickbed and at the death bed. The ideal of Spiritualist music was etherial, but the reality was accordions.

“I am the Death Angel”

The Victorian Book of the Dead’s first chapter is on personifications of Death. Here we meet a Reaper-like Death Angel, who discusses, in a weirdly bureaucratic way, the persons who are to be taken.

Book Review: Seeing Fairies by Marjorie T. Johnson

Sound the fairy pipes for the publication of this extraordinary collection of first-hand reports of fairies! They are found not only in the dim past, but from the 20th century and from ordinary people just up the street.

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