Psychic Research

The Psychic Howler: Vintage Ghost-Hunting Tools

The Psychic Howler: Vintage Ghost-Hunting Tools In honor of National Ghost Hunting Day, a look back at some of the tools of psychic researchers of the past.

Ordering Special Effects for the Séance Room

Ordering Special Effects for the Séance Room A dealer in séance room effects and apparatus offers his wares to a materialization medium.

What is a Fairy Blast?

What is a fairy blast? A comparison between a Limerick servant girl struck by a “fairy blast” that turned her into her American-accented sister and the Watseka Wonder case.

The Devil in the Nightcap

The Devil in the Nightcap A Welsh woman sees a devilish apparition who insists that she unearth an object from a wall behind her house, then levitates her to a bridge where she is directed to drop it into the river.

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence: A physician makes the case that the letters of the ill or dead give off the smell of death and decomposition.

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