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