Ghosts & Spirits

Modern spiritualism-- the belief in communication with the dead (often through persons known as "mediums")-- began at Hydesville, NY in 1848. Two sisters, Maggie and Katie Fox, pretended to receive rapping messages from ghostly entities. Years later they confessed that it was all a trick, but spiritualism had long since begun to flourish as a popular belief.

Antique Trumpet

Boxed Spirit Trumpet

Eckel's Standard Trumpet Luminous Rings

Kanouse's Business Card

Misidentified Trumpet

Modern Spirit Trumpets

Science & Invention

Slate Writing

Spirit Drawings

Spirit Photo 1

Spirit Photo 2

Spirit Precipitation

Spirit Trumpets

Spirit Writing

Spiritualist Newspaper

Spiritualist Scene