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By Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose genuine identify was once Erik Weisz, was once some of the most recognized magicians and escapologists of all time. He used to be hugely sceptical of the numerous claims made bearing on psychic and paranormal phenomena, which have been very hot within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. He attended thousands of seances for the needs of his learn, and not skilled one he believed real. during this ebook, released in 1924, he defined the mediums and psychics whom he printed as fraudulent, exposing the methods which had confident many striking scientists and lecturers.

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By Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose genuine identify was once Erik Weisz, was once some of the most recognized magicians and escapologists of all time. He used to be hugely sceptical of the numerous claims made bearing on psychic and paranormal phenomena, which have been very hot within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. He attended thousands of seances for the needs of his learn, and not skilled one he believed real. during this ebook, released in 1924, he defined the mediums and psychics whom he printed as fraudulent, exposing the methods which had confident many striking scientists and lecturers.

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He protested the way the boys had been secured and without waiting for instructions or a word from the Brothers, whipped out a knife and cut the ropes. Ire. told me that it was too bad that Ferguson did that for they never could have secured them so they could not have produced some manifestations. -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - -- FACSIMILE Ot' PORTIONS OF A LETTER WRITTEN TO HOUDINI BY IRA E. DAVENPORT A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS 29 "Well, yes, regarding Liverpool, I have very vivid recollections, and after forty-four years they are far from being 'scenes of mystified events,' they were results of peculiar combinations, of unfortunate circumstances, professional jealousy, religious prejudice, anti-American feeling, with a few other disturbing elements thrown in, including 'fenianism,' * which was engaging the public attention at that time, all worked up to a white heat culminating in one of the most spectacular displays of 'English Fair Play' that was ever presented to an appreciative English public.

The start of the Liverpool riot can be laid Indirectly to Ferguson. He protested the way the boys had been secured and without waiting for instructions or a word from the Brothers, whipped out a knife and cut the ropes. Ire. told me that it was too bad that Ferguson did that for they never could have secured them so they could not have produced some manifestations. -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - -- FACSIMILE Ot' PORTIONS OF A LETTER WRITTEN TO HOUDINI BY IRA E.

Told me that it was too bad that Ferguson did that for they never could have secured them so they could not have produced some manifestations. -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - -- FACSIMILE Ot' PORTIONS OF A LETTER WRITTEN TO HOUDINI BY IRA E. DAVENPORT A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS 29 "Well, yes, regarding Liverpool, I have very vivid recollections, and after forty-four years they are far from being 'scenes of mystified events,' they were results of peculiar combinations, of unfortunate circumstances, professional jealousy, religious prejudice, anti-American feeling, with a few other disturbing elements thrown in, including 'fenianism,' * which was engaging the public attention at that time, all worked up to a white heat culminating in one of the most spectacular displays of 'English Fair Play' that was ever presented to an appreciative English public.

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