Among the historical events discussed are the Feilding Report on Eusapia Palladino, the most valued account of séances performed by this famous medium; the relationship between renowned magician and skeptic Harry Houdini and mystery writer Arthur Conan Doyle, a firm believer in mediums and spiritualism; the case of Margery, the "blond witch of Lime Street"; and other equally strange happenings.
Turning to contemporary paranormal claimants, Polidoro reveals the secrets of a Russian psychic; carefully examines demonstrations of psychokinesis; considers the evidence for some modern-day miracles; exposes the tricks of Indian gurus; and pursues many other interesting claims. In addition, he explores the psychology of psychic deception, considering mechanisms of deception and the unreliability of eyewitness testimony.
This intriguing examination of the bizarre and the strange by a top-notch investigator will interest both skeptics and believers alike.
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