The Missing Spirit

By | Oct 31, 2015

The magician Harry Houdini became interested in the ‘spirit world’ after the death of his mother in 1913. He became involved in making contact with those who had died. He became more skeptical as he uncovered hoaxs and frauds by proclaimed mediums.

During the early 1920’s he spend time debunking these hoaxs and frauds. He was a member of a Scientific American committee, which offered a cash prize to any medium who could successfully demonstrate supernatural abilities. The prize was never collected mainly due to the skepticism of Houdini and his ability to recognize frauds, even those who had successfully fooled many scientists.

Houdini died on October 31, 1926, Halloween in Detroit. The official cause of death was peritonitis, internal poisoning resulting from a ruptured appendix, although there has been rumors that he died by poison.

For years after his death, his wife Bess conducted an séance on October 31. Before his death he had told her if it was possible to send a message in a secret code that they developed.

It appeared that in 1929 Houdini did come back and delivered the code. This was in a séance preformed by Rev. Arthur Ford. A few months later he was able to get a signed statement from Bess saying that the code had been delivered. Later she found out that the code had been released earlier and found or guessed by Ford. She disavowed the Ford message many times before her death in 1943.

Although countless mediums and physics have tried to call the spirit of Harry Houdini none have ever been able to prove without a doubt that he was able to return. With that you can call Harry Houdini the Missing Spirit.


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