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Colombia’s Foreign Minister Resigns
"Foreign minister, Claudia Blum, has announced her resignation. She is the second minister to leave the government of president even Duke. A seance. Street protests and social unrest began more than two weeks ago. Colombia has been facing international condemnation over the violent suppression off protesters.
The Mystery Of Hudini
"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"I i'm gonna say a one on that Just because you know. There has been times. That i've heard things where i i don't know how they could have had the information otherwise but it. I don't know if it necessarily proves that there was Like just because. I don't know how doesn't mean that they didn't get it some other way and in none of the Cases that we've brought up. Have i've found that to be true right. I can always figure out that there's other ways and there's more logical ways than speaking with the dad. I visited some mediums in my days. While because i you know had a a need in a desire to speak with my father and you know it sometimes. I felt comforted by it but i never felt like like this was actually my father that i spoke to or that. You know that person was speaking to. I felt like i felt like i got out of it. What i when. I needed just like mary So yeah i'm gonna. I'm gonna go with a one just just because you know there's that little bit of want and desire that i have to believe in this i just i just can't really i. I wouldn't put any money on it. That's for sure. Okay gotcha all right. So are we ready for our closing arguments. Yeah let's do it all right so that brings us to the closing arguments. This is our last chance to convince you to vote our way and we are each given one minute of uninterrupted time. We will time each other on our cell phones to keep each other honest and rebecca. Are you ready. And i have one minute on the clock and it starts now all right so i do think that seances Can be real. I do think that a group of people can reach out and talk to spirits I do think that there are mediums out there that are closer to the other side of the vale than others. However i think we always need to be very cautious anytime. We're in that kind of situation. Especially a big showy seance. With a lot of people. I think most often those are not real. They are being done to make money to be a show. That can be fun as long as you know that. That's what you're getting into But i don't want to take away from. I do think there really are people that can have moments where they speak to those we've lost and that that can bring us comfort Or even information that we wouldn't have known otherwise But i don't think that it's always.
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"I don't think that this is out of the norm to be able to for her. To imagined I don't think it was like you know. Sort of omen. Give me sight beyond sight kind of thing you know. He really think it was more like Yeah we're at war with each other Yeah this is how people are going to feel that data so that is my opinion of it. I don't think that this plays into any kind of paranormal or any kind of I i don't think that this really has anything to do. With the seance or anything like that was far as superpowers or anything. Well i do think You know again. I'm torn on this one. Because i do think that there is something to be said that this was a young girl that she wouldn't have been privy to a lot of this military information And so it is kind of interesting that she would be able to pinpoint things. So so specifically however The spiritualist movement was also a In some ways a very progressive movement And i do think that it was often used to ensure it was used to to make money But it would sometimes also be used to kind of put forward a lot of views. This would be a way that you could influence president. Potentially you know and so who knows if someone had if it was well known that the lincolns visited the lorries. You know what. I mean like i can't. I can't rule out the idea that someone went and talked to her knowing that she might have this opportunity. You know to tell her what she should say could read the paper. I mean she was in the paper that like. I don't think people knew how bad some of that was. I think tried to back then. Papers were a little more key. Didn't always print stuff. So well. I i'm gonna rate this evidence as a one. Okay just because i mean there is a little bit more to this than the rest of the stuff that we've talked about But it's not enough where it would be like some startling detail that she couldn't no yeah in other ways. Yeah i'm going to give it a five okay again. I guess at a little more believable for me but still shaky all right all right right for the last one last one. Okay yes okay. So this was. The story are story for today So when tad died in eighteen seventy one. Mary was again very sad You know in in despair So sometime late that year or early 1872 Mary traveled to moravia new york Where she visited a number of spiritualists During that time she believes she saw tad's face during one of the senses. She then moved on to boston for two weeks day. Where she again went to a medium And by the way during this whole time she did claim to she did travel under a pseudonym lake. She was trying to be incognito people like. she didn't introduce yourself as as mary. Todd lincoln or mary. Lincoln or molly lincoln or whatever so But during this visit in boston there is where she claimed to have seen lincoln's spirit and felt him put his hands on her shoulders This is when some people may have heard of this. After that experience she went. To william memoir. Who's a famous spirit photographer. Where he took the famous picture of her with lincoln standing over her with his hands on her shoulders You know which she had just felt at this other sands sure. Well i cannot speak to what she saw you know or what..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"But i don't really know if that's true you know i mean. Was that her wishful thinking that she could see them. That's what she needed. The you know i just. I don't know that one's That was. It's a hard one because it the grief i think does really really push that in there but you know i mean we also know the white house has a lot of spirits a lot of energy so i guess i don't know for sure So what would you say for your rating As far as this being a paranormal thing. I'm gonna give it a zero but as far as satisfying a need that she had. I would go all the way to attend for that. Uh-huh definitely did share. I'm i'm going to give it a four four you know. I mean i'm and allow for the possibility that maybe she saw something But i don't know that holly yeah okay. Now we're not done with the lorries though this one to me is a little more compelling all right good good. This one doesn't actually involve mary so much as abe. So nettie colbourne maynard was I know was Either with the lorries or their daughter. I think something like that. She was a part of the the laurie group So she wrote a memoir called. Was abraham lincoln spiritualist published in eighteen ninety one. She claims that it was nettie herself who acted as the medium for this particular sands Not mrs laurie or bell. Who were the traditional ones. churn This is the evening of february fifth. Eighteen sixty three When president lincoln accompanied his wife to one of the lorries popular stances. When lincoln asked the spirit she had channeled about the current situation regarding the war she writes. He received the following reply. That is a very precarious. State of things existed. Sorry that a very precarious state of things existed at the front. Where general hooker had just taken. Command of army was totally demoralized regiment stacking arms refusing to obey orders or to do duty threatening a general retreat. Declaring their purpose was to return to washington. Vivid picture was drawn of the terrible state of affairs greatly to the surprise of present. Save to the chief to whom the words were addressed when the picture had been painted in vivid colors. Mr lincoln quietly remarked. You seem to understand the situation. Can you point out the remedy. The remedies suggested was that he go to the front in person taking with him his wife and children and avoiding the high grade officers seek out the tens of private soldiers and inquire to their grievances and other words. He should show himself to be.
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"She probably wouldn't have been put into a sanitarium or today internet's just able to just you know. Oh mary so i. I just wanted to say that. I think that mary has gotten a bad rep in us history. I think she's often been seen as this crazy woman. One in actuality. It's just her. Grief was just too much for any person to deal with on on her own. I mean and you know. Even when abe was alive they didn't grieve the same way She would oftentimes be off in her room and he would be. You know going to The gravesite to mourn and stuff or they just they just grief differently. I think the timing of the spiritualist movement and the started the sanitariums popularity in the us played a major in. How people saw her so. Mary spent the next four years traveling through europe and took up residence in france for a little while but during this time her health really started to decline she suffered from severe cataracts that left her eyesight largely diminished which caused her to fall off and in eighteen seventy nine. She suffered a spinal cord injury from a fall from a step ladder. She successfully petitioned congress for an increase in her in her pension and also got a one time bonus. Yeah yeah she did really well. She was really good with politics and Especially you know. The republican party was Just starting off with abe lincoln so You she made a lot of connections so in the early eighteen eighties. She was forced to return to springfield into live out her final days with her sister. Her health kept her from doing anything else besides just living she needed around the clock. Care july fifteenth eighteen eighty two. Exactly eleven years after tad died to the day she collapsed. She lapsed into a coma and died the next morning of a stroke. At the age of sixty three her funeral service was held at first presbyterian church in springfield illinois. Wow what an interesting story. Yeah we didn't even cover you know so. Many of the political intrigues. And all the things i'm sure she was involved with but just What an amazing woman. I mean was yeah. Tragic very much but Obviously you know was able to to accomplish too. And she was well known in her day to even even after a pastime. Sure i'm sure Constantly in the paper you know probably for not great things but you know she was. She was definitely a A pop figure. Yeah those days interesting all right. So do you have anything to add to the history. I don't think we you man. You did a good job. And i tried to add in a few little things there so i think we're good. Yeah i've passed by The bellevue right. Yes me too. Yeah actually. I will mention this as well. is that So batavia illinois is real close to us and that's where we're that wheelhouse are sorry. The home was But i also in my research found out that there is a hotel or what used to be a hotel in saint charles illinois which is also close to us where abe in. Mary would often visit some of their friends that owned this hotel or the end. They would stay there while visiting. Colonel phoebe bian. Who's our big famous person around here. was was friends with them and they claim the there's one article i read that there were potentially stances that happened in this. How a hotel in saint charles But i really couldn't find a whole lot of details about it so we're not gonna go talk any more about it but i just thought that was such an interesting you know chicago connection and local illinois connection..
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"Ted said this is dead. I can hardly believe that. I shall never see him again. I must learn to take care of myself now. Yes pas dad in only tad lincoln now little tad like other little boys. I am not a president son now. I won't have many presents anymore. Well i will try and be a good boy. And we'll hope to go someday. To pa and brother willy and heaven. Oh yeah the death of her son tad in july eighteen seventy one following the death to other sons in her husband brought on an overpowering grief and depression her surviving son robert. Rising young chicago lawyer was alarmed. At his mother's increasingly erratic behavior robert initiated proceedings to have mary institutionalized on may twentieth eighteen seventy five following a trial a jury committed her to a private asylum in batavia illinois named bellevue place after the trial. Mary tried to commit suicide. She went to several different pharmacies and ordered eighteen. Stor made up made with enough Pm to do the job and luckily a pharmacist gave her a placebo. Instead after three months she devised an escape plan. She wrote letters to her lawyer and personal friend and to the chicago sun-times to avoid a bigger scandal. She was released to her sister. Elizabeth again in springfield go. She got herself out so then made me think about some stuff One of the things that we've talked about a lot previous ghostly episodes was the spiritualist movement in the united states. I took place between the eighteen forties in the nineteen twenties and It really popularized things like seances and Other forms of give nation and speaking with the dad so this was definitely something that was becoming popular. I'm sure mary helped make it more popular But another thing that i really started thinking about. Is you know we did. Our dr white. Sanitarium sewed And during that we started talking about how sanitariums became popular in the united states. And that was around this time. It was like ten years after mary was put in a sanitarium interesting Bellevue place where mary todd. Lincoln state was open sometime around eighteen. Sixty seven by dr. richard peterson and it was considered a private rest home but also served as sanitarium for women and So yeah yeah. That's interesting though to think about that issue was again. I love all of our stuff matches up. I guess your gets connections. Yeah when you look at the time frame of these things. It seems pretty obvious that You know if this had happened prior to that it she might you know. Prior to eighteen sixty seven..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"Eddie pass away. The official cause of death was to burke yellow sus but therapy people that would say it was more likely a form of some kind of bayreuth cancer that abe and The eldest son robert had several signs of the genetic markers. That interesting obviously This this crushed lincoln family at that point There are not many stories of addie as he was four years old when he died but he always see was seen as like a sweet little boy. Yeah well if four absolutely so we all know that. Abraham lincoln became our sixteenth. So i won't go through the whole election process the times he's one time he lost But to hear more about that you can listen to. Our abraham lincoln episode life as a first lady was not an easy life for any first lady but it seemed even more difficult for mary than it did for most her personality. You know Mary's family being from a border state were where slavery was permitted. Meant that several of her half brothers served in the confederate army and were killed during the civil war. That's always difficult when lake. Your family is split which certainly happened at that time. Upset when your husband is the president and you know kind of leading the charge. That's definitely gotta be divide for you. Definitely you know it. It was difficult because mary really held true to her beliefs. And those of abs know of slavery was not was not right. So i mean they had to do it and i'm sure. She wished that her half brothers wouldn't have been on that side In this is something that we don't really think about when we think about mary. Todd lincoln we think about you. Know abraham lincoln died. We think of her sons dying. We don't think about you know a lot of her out of her half brothers dying. Yeah critics describe. Mary's manners as coarse and pretentious. She had trouble negotiating white house social responsibilities and rivalries She was accused of overspending when it came to refurbishing the white house and buying new china in this caused a lot of turmoil between her and abe even though congress eventually approved most of these expenses he thought it made them look bad because the country was at war with itself and they're buying new china for the white house he was. I believe a bit of a shopaholic. I'm just gonna say. I think that was how she dealt with her grief. That's true she had a lot of grief grief that she went through the more that she spent at. Mary also suffered from very severe headaches. Or what we would call now migraines She also suffered from chronic depression. Her headaches got even worse when she suffered a head injury in a carriage accident during her white house years. Oh never heard that yup. She had a history of mood swings. Fierce temper public outbursts throughout lincoln's presidency as well as excessive spending and it has led some historians and psychologists to argue that. Mary suffered from bipolar disorder. Well that's interesting. Yeah i suppose yeah. We'd have to really see like does she. Was it a wild swing between them or what but she definitely had the Depressive side to it definitely. The manic side was the buying. Yeah so it's possible..
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"Yes oh my goodness the rivalry between douglas and lincoln. It was it was. It was big. Wow so. Mary actually met lincoln in eighteen forty when she was twenty one and he was thirty one. She was definitely smitten with him. I mean after all he was tall and gangly now but he was a very kind man. That's what they all said about him. when abe proposed to mary she accepted even though her family didn't really like him because he was poor and didn't really have much political prospects. I would love to say that everything went perfect after that but it really didn't. They had a different kind of relationship all throughout their relationship. There was definitely loved there but there was definitely This they were just completely different people at times So in eighteen forty one linkin broke off the engagement. Wow i go back. And forth calling him. Abe abraham lincoln and lincoln. So you know your close friends now each time to milazzo so some say that they got got back together shortly after the break But others say that they didn't get back together until eighteen forty two. Whatever the case is they got married very fairly quickly. After getting back together they married on november fourth to both mary and abe were considered abolitionist. Which meant that they. sought the immediate and full emancipation of off slaves. Mary was probably an even bigger believer in this than abe but a became famous for the stance on slavery fairly early on in his senate election against stephen a douglas that a blast abe with his new found fame really pushed himself to be successful to be a successful springfield lawyer during this time. Mary supervised their ever-growing house. They did have four children overall. They had robert todd lincoln. They had Eddie or edward. Baker lincoln william wallace lincoln willie. And thomas lincoln tat. Mary was often left alone for months at a time to raise children. While abe was off being circuit lawyer in eighteen fifty ten months before the birth of willie..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"Welcome to ghostly are seances real. Ghostly is a podcast that comes out every other week in each episode. We take a ghost story or paranormal event. And look into its complete history. Rebecca then gives us evidence proving that the story is real and my job is to debate those pieces of evidence. Anki you the listener prepared to vote on if it's real or not if you haven't yet please hit that subscribe button and as always we are your host. I'm pat am rebecca. What's been going on. Rebecca well We had our very first ghostly. Book club dude. We did right before halloween. And we talked about beyond black a novel Which talked a lot about mediums and seances and We had a great time discussing the. Yeah like we don't. We didn't play man we were. We were really getting into the book. So it a lot of fun and I have not picked the book for yet for the next one But it will be in. Gene ury believe january. Yeah we will some as my as my plan I think. I think three months is a good timeframe but i'll I'll certainly have the book selected soon so we'll give people time to awesome to get it and read it. So how about you pat on. Well there's been a lack going on Obviously we haven't recorded an episode in a little bit. And i have some updates to all of that but i want to save that till the end of the episode. Yeah let's let's let's Let's keep going. Yeah yeah i wanted to keep the positiveness up. We'll we'll definitely get to that We actually have some shoutouts. So there are two ways that you can get a shout on ghostly in this particular section The first way is to help us out by buying us some coffee on by amir. Coffey dot com. We love coffee. Yeah and we have a couple of those actually time and then the other way is that we If you give us a review on apple podcast to we will read it out there. You go so Why don't you do the by mia coffee. Once i will i will so we had three different By mia coffee's. I is kevin who we love Kevin's i mean. We love everybody but especially Kevin he has been listening to us for a long time and has always been very supportive..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"I don't think he just performed in the show, but still he would have he would have said something. Well, this was true. I will say though. He says that they didn't it's not like they turned off the lights. So the lights were still on them. He went to the stage and it was cooled and six inches seems like a lot for like a ten minute period of time and there wasn't like any other part of the table had this happened to it. I don't think it seems seems a little bit of something. It's not a lot though, but it's a little bit of something. It's Plexiglas that it's very possible for Plexiglass to bend that way and began. That's not even my biggest evidence. My biggest evidence is Penn. Okay and would have said something. All right. So what are you giving then when you're listening to this show, please fowlis and we've both met you before you on the show. Yeah, we both we both have met pain both when he was at his heavier time. Yeah. Well, yeah. So anyways, but yeah, let us know pain. We we would gladly have you on the show and but he would not take it as easy as I do on your job. Okay, thank you would be worse than Nick Moraga. Wow. Yeah. All right. So what's your rating on this 100? All right. I'm giving this one a 6 as well, I got a little bit more. All right, what's your overall rating Rebecca? So my overall rating is going to be a 6. Your overall rating is going to be a 6 so like a little bit of belief not a lot of belief. Okay. My overall rating is going to be a a 100 overall one interesting. Yeah Houdini would hate me for that. He would yeah. Yeah, so that brings us to change the closing arguments. This is our last chance to convince you to vote our way. We are each given one minute of uninterrupted time. We will time each other on our cell phones to keep each other honest with Rebecca rivers. Are you ready? Yes. All right go. All right. So I went into this to be honest not thinking that I would have a lot of belief because there's just never been a lot discuss, you know, I mean you hear about Houdini you hear about it being a skeptic and a escape artist and that there were these Sciences, but I never heard back. Anything that actually happened at any of these dances, but when I do the research, you know, there have been a few things that have happened, you know, there's you know, there there are these stories with the thunderstorm and the Ford message. I have to say that really creeped me out reading about it and like there's enough that makes it a little bit skeptical but there's also kind of so many things that I have to just Edge it over a little bit too that believer side in.
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"That had they hadn't used in a while, but they so they had been published in a book about Houdini and and whatever else but I don't believe they're rosabel was part of that Ford died in nineteen seventy-four always maintaining that he had received to the message and it was from Houdini dead. Okay. Well like Jacob said in the interview though is that best is lover and partner at the time. I believe this is what Jacob said I could be wrong gave forward the message and that's the reason why he was able to and it wasn't like he was trying to get these bass. It was it was accidental. Hm. So that's that's the explanation that I have that he was given this information from somebody else. I have owned not I hadn't read that but that's yeah that is what he said, you know to me though. It seems very suspicious that I mean best felt very strongly about it. I feel like she was dead dissuaded and it not necessarily that it was proven to her, but that she just was kind of persuaded not to believe it. However, I did read that even though this was a meaningful message to her that long. That is not the secret word that they had decided on and also let me let me say this to Bess was not as big of a skeptic as as Houdini was Houdini was the big the big skeptic and he wouldn't have been had his mother not died and had he not have gotten screwed over in that one reading that he had if the person had just said, I'm not picking up anything there would not be a skeptic Houdini then that's when it really hit him. Hm. Yeah, that's true. People were getting screwed over for for their beliefs and that that infuriated him. Yeah. I mean Ford was interesting. He he like he actually won a few debates or a debate anyways against the skeptic, but then he was also kicked out of the spiritualist group for a while, but then they had to let him back in so he had a very dramatic life I think so..
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"Right, we're back man. That interview is good job. I really Jacob. He's such a great guy antiquing. He's been antiquing. I don't antique. I'm sorry. It's just now I I'm very excited for him. And for those lucky enough to get to go to his Houdini Seance. I have this month. Oh my gosh. Yeah. I think he's doing like two or three in the one-day. Yeah. I think I know of two seatings anyways, and I think they're both sold out. Yeah, he's going to be tired after that. He imagined, you know killing all that energy. It's going to be a lot. The one thing I didn't say is when when we went to his show now, it wasn't like sold out, but there was a lot of people there. Yes, it was pretty full and he made it a point to involve every single person in some way or another. Yeah, and and you know, not that you had to go up front if you didn't want to but in some way you were a part of the show. Absolutely. I really I don't know how he did that. I don't know how he fit that all in there. That was just amazing. He's an amazing guy definitely go to his Instagram follow him like the ghostly podcast post and then comment your favorite part of the job interview so that you're in there to win that when the either to go to one of his shows or to have a private Zoom. I believe he said that he would do a reading. Yeah. No, it's really into he was talking about how he does those how he's figure it out and and mihaly actually did that too. So there's there's a way that they can do it. So yeah. Yeah dead. Absolutely. All right, so I'm ready for the debate. Are you ready for a little mini debate? Cuz this isn't about sansa's. This is about Houdini Sands. Got it. Yes. Okay. So let's let's do this small part of the overall Seance debates debates. Yes. Okay. So actually my first piece of evidence is kind of leading up to this whole thing with Houdini. There were a lot of mediums who predicted Houdini's death before he died like about a year before there were a lot of different people that said he was going to die including Sir Arthur Conan Conan Doyle claimed that he and his Circle received a message a few months before his death that Houdini. It's Jim doomed doomed but I think the most compelling evidence of this that I found was that Houdini himself seemed to predict his own death. And I think this gives some evidence about then that he might be able to come back then after death. Okay, so there was a magician Joseph doneger who was a friend of his life and this is from American haunting zinc, which is an amazing article really long article about Houdini, but it said, he said that one morning in October nineteen twenty-six. So, right yeah before Houdini called him in New York and asked him to come with his car to his house and because he was in a hurry and had to move some things when the car was loaded. He asked on a car to drive through the park deniger said as they got to the exit on Central Park West around 72nd Street Houdini grabbed him by the arm and urged him to go back to his house to Houdini's house puzzle deniger asked him if he'd forgotten something. He said don't ask questions Joe just go back so deniger drove back to the house. When they arrive to Jeannie climbed out of the car and stood looking at the house in the rain. He stayed that way water dripping down his face and soaking his clothes for a few minutes and then he got back into the car.
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"If you haven't seen them make a meal in a dishwasher on Johnny Carson you haven't lived right? Yeah, but you know, I think part of, New Jersey. On Halloween, of course. We associate Halloween with a day where the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest he had this intense interest in spiritualism. They had prepared for you know attempts at communication after the passing of one of them, but I think magic organizations picked up on it. It makes a great tv specials and every like decade or so, you'll see a major, you know, the the network would do like a Houdini say on special cuz it's nice Halloween time programming. There's also a Houdini Seance room at the Magic Castle where you get a multi-course like gourmet meal and then comes in and it's a Victorian Room. There's items from Houdini's life that he touched and handled and is like almost a psychometric component and I think just that interest has really kind of propelled forward into something that's become a really rich tradition and I don't know it just been very special a very unique event. Absolutely. Absolutely. I've watched some of them. Most of them, you know, I just like like you said that there was three hundred people invited to me. It's like if you want to make an intimate contact with somebody, you know, that's supposed. You know, that's dad that not supposed but his dad would you want to invite 300 people to that kind of thing and make it this like elaborate celebration? I don't know. It's interesting after some of the original seances in the decade after his death different spiritualists would comment on it and there's some pretty scathing articles written about being like this is a complete publicity. No one would ever contact like there's no medium who would set up these circumstances in which the contact visual I think for me art show, so we're doing two seatings on Halloween and it's 13 guests and number for a sales traditionally is either 12:00 and the media makes 13 or 13 guests in addition to the medium..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"I think it's it's super trusting because you have this person kind of touring with a magic act but also escaping you also going around to random like both churches and private homes and debunking spirituals. It's a sneak and very eclectic kind of Lifestyle the last twenty years. He was the number one skeptic in his day. So oh, yeah, but he also really, you know, people always debate especially with the sounds as like he was a skeptic, but did he want to believe and I think because he investigated so much there definitely was an interest. Yeah, you know, and we'll actually get I want to Circle back to Jersey. Mama cuz there's a really interesting caveat at the end of this life. So he keeps touring he's doing very well in nineteen twenty-six. He's backstage and somebody mentioned, you know, I heard that you can withstand blows to the stomach page. And yeah, and it's person punches his stomach his appendix ruptures, it goes untreated and he dies on Halloween nineteen twenty-six. What's interesting is although he was a scare tactic. He his wife bats and him made a compact they made a deal which was whoever would die first the other would try to make contact and they set up a code and she conducted seances very frequently after his death some accounts say that she would try to contact him every day like she would try to call on his daily. We do know that she tried at least once a week formally for about ten years, but it's interesting cuz obviously, you know a skeptic of the time but still off. Believed enough to say, you know, if I can here's a code and here's how will prove if it's real. Right? So there's something interesting. I think like when I was a kid and learning about me compared to like my most recent pandemic induced researching is there's so much more nuanced in his life compared to like when I was first learning about him as a kid and.
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"He came out to our show and if you listen to that episode, you could even hear him ask us a question on there. Yep. That's how we met him with him asking a question. Well, actually we met him at the pitch. Oh, that's right. We did so, you know, when you do one of those things a lot of the people that come to see you are people that actually found other shows going on. So you want to pitch your idea to these people then so we you know, we met him that day and we talked and he said he was going to come out to the show. I didn't believe he was going to offer to come out to the show, but he did so I'm gonna say that this is his second time on ghostly make a note for any future trivia, by the way. He is also an amazing musician which you could hear at one of his shows. He literally plays the songs that you are thinking on the piano and he sings him yet. He dead. The Mentalist and it's pretty amazing is like freaky. It's freaky how accurate you know, you have to keep reminding yourself that you know, either some way he's doing it but it's it's a lot of science a lot of everything. He's just an amazing person though. So this episode is going to be a little bit different than last week's episode as we actually had our ghost story last time. We didn't have a ghost story and we are going to do a little debating in this episode. Oh, yeah, there's no need for a History Section as Jacob covers everything that I'd want to say in relation to Houdini's sansa's. There's a lot more to Houdini though than what we bought bring up in this episode. This episode could be hours long. If we were to cover every detail of Houdini's life. There's a lot more suspect. Did Paranormal Activity 2 or Becca's brought up about Houdini beyond the seances, but for this episode we're going to stick to events that have something to do with wage the seances to a degree during the interview though. I do want to say it was recorded on Zoom. So the audio quality is not you know, are are standard but we did it for social distancing purposes. And you may hear it. Skip a little bit a couple of times. I think if it's because my internet connection was not that strong so please pardon the audio but I still think you get the point of what Jacob was saying. Yeah, and they really only happened a few times towards the end but most of the time it's going to be yeah, that's not bad. And as I said, I still think you get the message though, absolutely and it was exciting and don't worry. I'm going to have a lot of sources job. Listed in the show notes, if you're someone that wants to do a deeper dive on Houdini. Yeah, you know, they'll be plenty of resources. Maybe we could do another episode someday might so at that point. We're going to take a break when we come back. You're going to hear the interview again, like last week. This is a longer interview. So we're probably going to take one more break then and come back for the debate..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"Little bit of Ron Swanson. Okay, Stan, you know, yeah, but the with the sorry, I'm just stuck on this whole understand it is really interesting cuz I do the same thing like I listen to a lot of Life cast and there's definitely people my podcasts that then when you actually look them up, you're like, oh that's not what I was picturing know. I know and we actually had somebody that did that to us early on and I I never heard from them again. I don't think that they listen anymore. Oh, well, I'm scared him away if we disappoint. I don't know maybe never look up what we actually look like. All right. Well, if you want to send us an email, you can mail us a story or just a letter anything to say hi to PO Box 264, Geneva, Illinois 60130 Or you can also leave us a voicemail at 630-448-2138. Or you can send us an email to info a ghostly podcast.com or if you're like, I can't remember all of that wage. Go to go sleep on cars.com and click on contact. Yeah, and there's a form right there. If you do send us the snail mail send it to go sleep podcast put that instead of Rebecca wage at like like both of our listeners male. I think they did that but I want the I want the the post office guy to see this to see ghostly podcast. Wonder what this is. Exactly. Yeah. Nice. We need more male men listening to us. I think okay mail carriers. We need more carriers of the mail. So listening to them, especially if they're skeptic Bros non-gender-specific. All right, so it's very interesting like so the polls don't scare me this one. Oh, okay, cuz they were just like test polls. Yeah, this was just to get people's initial thoughts on if they believe that science is are real. Very interesting results Rebecca. Yeah, you want to tell us yeah, they are I didn't this is a yeah, I was at expecting this 50 50 50 50. Now I'm going to be honest. It doesn't include my vote. Then I could have maybe pushed it off. It doesn't include my neither. Okay. All right. Well if we both voted yes and cancel each other out that's usually what I figure anyway, so no, that's that's super interesting. That means we both got a chance. Well, I mean, I'm just thinking that that means that this is actually something kind of needed. We kind of need to talk about this absolutely if people are fifty-fifty on this. Wow. Want to lean it one way or the other. Yeah, then the end of the month. We'll see. Yep. So make sure that you keep on voting and we will have an episode at the end that is on the 28th and that will be our conclusion episode. So you can let us know if your votes changed at all. Yeah, we'd love to see if you're like, you know, what after the month of episodes. Yeah listening to Pat. I totally now and oh, I mean listening to Rebecca and Pat. I totally now I feel a certain way. There you go. All right. So do you have a ghost story? I do. All right. I would love to hear this ghost story. Okay, here we go. I'm so excited tonight..
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"2 I ordered a couple and they should be in any day now. Yeah, I can't wait to see him and I hope you all get one to this is definitely the season for it. I think any season is a good season for a ghostly podcast mask. Well now at least well I okay. That's true. Yeah my goodness. Yes, hopefully in the future life, but for right now I'm saying, you know, you can wear and pass the Halloween. Well, you know, even after all of this, let's say there is an after all this there will be but okay. So if there is and you're saying that there is I'm just saying it's not bad to keep one around. I know, you know, I was thinking about that. I could actually see still wearing masks sometimes especially in a storm season keep it in your bag or your purse right ever or for the men out there the merse, there you go. Yeah. All right. Do we have listener mail for this episode? We have the best listener mail because it came in. The mail actually came in the mail. I've been begging for this and we got two in the same day. I am so excited going to we're going to read the first one today and then we'll share our next one in the future. But this is from Richard in South Carolina. So exciting and I want to read history, but I I thought it'd be fun to mention that he talks about how he doesn't know what we look like and what do you guess he thinks what actor he thinks that you look like a girl character actually, he's mean, you know, who's the one that plays Thor? Yeah, that's probably Chris another Chris's Hemsworth Hemsworth. Yeah, Okay. Yeah, I you know, I would probably go with that or you know, I don't know. I don't know. Who is the one in PS. I Love You the Irish guy that one. I don't know. Sorry, but you Eddie Vedder is a common one. I do not look like anything better at all. Well, he thinks you sound like you look like Ben Wyatt from Parks and Rec. What.
"seances" Discussed on Ghostly
"Off off off Welcome to ghostly has Houdini ever been contacted with a seance ghostly is a podcast that comes out every other week. Most of the time that is right now with our weekly until after Halloween in each episode. We take a ghost story or a paranormal event and look into its complete history Rebecca, then gives us evidence proving that the storage box is real and my job is to debate those pieces of evidence and get you the listener prepared to vote on if it's real or not. If you haven't yet, please hit that subscribe button and as always wear your host. I'm Pat and I'm Rebecca. So what's new in the ghostly World Rebecca, we've got new masks. Yes. Well, we've had masks for a while. I thought we have but now our new vendor yes as a quality mask that our local looks amazing on us, and I'm super excited for them..
"Welcome to kids miss and mystery. Sign your host kit crumbs all this week. We've been talking about and researching psychics clairvoyance paranormal things with crystal balls and Ouija boards. Next week we start Wednesday with interviews with a psychic and clairvoyant and I thought since clairvoyance talk to spirits it only appropriate that today I provide you with a real ghost story. Let me tell you finding a real ghost story. It can be as simple as going to the library or bookstore but the ghost story. I'll read today. Came to me from an individual with what I can only call real life experience as you listen. Keep in mind that I'm reading. Someone else's encounter with the ghost mildly contribution to the tail is traditional editing. I found necessary. Otherwise the words make up. The story are all authors who assured me are all true and because she was simply writing about her encounter. There will be no title to the story. Here we go ellen. Richmond rides about her encounter with the ghost as follows. The room was small behind attached to a store that sold all things. What got the curtains were pulled shut on the only two windows but only partially blocked out the light in the middle of the room was around table and six chairs one was more like thrown or the medium would sit. We were instructed to hold hands. There were no candles know. Incense the room was bare. Except for the table and chairs. We were five childhood friends on the verge of college. We'd lost one. Recently Billy had drowned. We'd pooled our money and sought out Madam Hester. She reminded me of my grandmother and more the face. A thousand lives with no attempt to hide wrinkle. Silver Hair tied back tight. She spoke with smokers voice. We were instructed to remain silent until contact was made at which time each of us could ask one question beginning with me and moving clockwise. She made it clear we were to ask a single simple question. Batum Hester unlike a TV medium didn't chant or roller head from left to right and when she made contact she didn't nod the only indication of contact when she spoke. And it was billy's voice. We all exchange looks of amazement. What is Your Question Ellen? When Billy's voice spoke my name I felt lightheaded but managed to ask. What was your favorite form of transportation? Matama Hester was sitting. Ramrod-straight is fixed on the center of the table. I think I was holding my breath until billy answered my question my bicycle. That was it a two word answer. Jesse was next and ask if billy like math. We all knew that he hated math. This time his answer was a single syllable. No it had been decided by Jesse and his girlfriend Sarah who sat on his right that the three of us should establish that we were really speaking with billy. Nothing in this obituary or at his funeral would have provided information about his love for his bicycle. In eight of math. Sarah had always flirted with bill and I knew who question would make or break. The seance did you kiss me under the old weeping willow tree no can the answer under the Nolan Street Bridge. I leaned forward nodded at Sarah. Whose eyes were like saucers. I heard Tom take a deep breath. Give us a physical sign. As evidenced in connection has truly been made you could have heard a pin drop as we waited for a response than the room was filled with the sound of that. Stupid Bell. Billy. Used to ring when he wrote his bike wanted to get someone's attention. Mickey gave my hand squeeze his would be the last question but it would break Madam. Hesters rule his question would be a single requestion. Definitely not simple. We all miss you. Billy and we'll be leaving the area and the end of summer and would like to see you one last time to say goodbye. I could hear my heartbeat. My Eyes Burn with the request. I'd know billy since I was three. We were best friends. All of us were on a picnic on the riverbank when he decided to go for a swim my last memory of his broad shoulders back and Bright Red Trunks. Z. Waded into the water. His answer came as a shock. Meet me at my grave. Batum Hester raised her gaze from the center of the table. I hope all your questions were answered. She said I would have thought that his answer meet me at my grave would have been followed with at midnight but it was broad daylight. Four o'clock we all piled into the SUV. That Jesse's parents had given him the graduation. The town's only cemetery was located just past industrial district at the south end of town Jesse parked at the front. We climbed out and walked as one pass the older section of the cemetery to the Green Tree Lawn. That made up the newest portion. Billy simple headstone was located next to. The fence separated the older section from the newest when I saw him sitting on his headstone. I look left and right I was alone and realize that I'd kept walking but everyone else had stopped when they sign. I took a couple more steps until I was arm's length away. At that moment I realized my face wet with tears I reached out. I'll miss you but never forget. He raised a hand in extended his index finger. There couldn't have been more than an inch between fingers when billy vanished. An I fainted. That was eight years ago but I remember billy on his gravestone like yesterday. I'm currently er nurse and often work at night shift alone. Of course with the doctor on call. I've never had any other paranormal experiences. But carry a picture of billy many nights. When I'm alone I call out his name. There's never a response but I never feel lonely.
Facing Fear (Part 2) - Awakening Your Fearless Heart
"Now in our last talk on this? I gave two weeks ago. We covered. What happens when we'RE CAUGHT? In fear that our perceptions are sick the lens narrows and we fixate on threat and to some degree depending how much is going on. We go into fight flight freeze. And so there's cortisol and other stress hormones going and our muscles pyden and are the body extremities get fired up and the digestion goes you know kind of halts and our thoughts are circling around what we're anxious about. That creates more anxiety in our body and our brain because our limbic system activated the frontal cortex is deactivated which means less access to executive functioning to mindfulness to kindness empathy. And we know that when we're all worried we're not our hearts not wide open. We're not feeling tender about others or the world so this is for many again. It's a matter of degree kind of habitual state and it's a trance contracted agitated state. We don't have access to our whole being and it's often described as the body of fear. Fear Body and the fundamental feature of it. Is that our sense of self has narrowed into being fearful self? We're no longer in touch with a sense of awareness or spirit or hard or any any of that vast mystery of what we are. We are a fearful self on our way into trouble so the first step of awakening from this transom. This is really what we're looking at in. This class is to recognize okay body of fear. Trans caught in something. And we start sentence the body and it's tension we start feeling the squeeze and we might notice and take a little time with this there couple major domains that we get caught him when we're tensing against the future and one of the big ones that many of us is a fear of failure that what's coming up. I'M GONNA FAIL. I'm not gonNA perform well and then they'll be consequences all be rejected so we each have our version of how we're GONNA fall short but it matters a whole lot to us because falling short means we get kind of pushed out of the tribe so to speak so a while ago a cartoon these two sharks and conversation and one to the other. The pressure to be great is too much. I'd rather be known as the just okay White Shark so conversation about this fear of failure with a friend last week and she said all my life. I have been trying to figure out what my deepest fear was and I've just toggle between is it the fear of being bad you know being a failure. Ours is the fear of loneliness being separate and we started talking about that and she said she would play it out say well what if. I was just really bad but I wasn't lonely are what if I was like completely lonely but I wasn't bad and she realized when she really sorted out that the worst twists fear of separation that it was the isolation but usually they came together because when she felt bad she felt cut off but I think it's really powerful to realize. How much are sensitive? Not Okay goes hand in hand with them working to be cut off and removed from any real connection with others so this fear failure and then there's the fear of missing out foam. Oh which many of us really know close in daily of not getting something we want where fear of not getting that connection with another person fear of not having something workout financially or a chance to impress or gain influence or have an adventure have another experience that matters so grasp after gratification and it and it goes to spiritual realms to the sphere missing out. I noticed people. Retreats will be sharing experiences. And there's a few like God that person was sitting all blissful and dissolved into Rainbow Light and I've just been like dealing with my neurosis and so it's like in spiritual life to fear of missing out. I I remember longtime ago. Actually one of my father's favorite stories of two men who their friends that have these spiritual conversations about what was possible. And really they believed in the afterlife and they were really fascinated with what they would be able to experience and they made an agreement as they got older that Horford died. I wouldn't some way send a message about what it was like. What was the experience? And so one of them died and took some months but the other one start having seances and so on and finally he heard his voice and he confirmed it was San many said. So what's it like? What's the afterlife? Like and his friend said well we we? We have sex and we sleep then we eat and we have sacked so many sleep then goes over nervous and expensive. Wow so that's what happens like heaven I'm not having a Moose in Wyoming. I don't know what you believe. That's one version of reincarnation so a fear of missing out and then our deepest fear really and this is the fundamental the loss of our life. And that's the sense of living with the uncertainty and fragility of our own existence. And we each have that. It's again rigged into our nervous system. And so while we might be fixated on a particular thing if we scrape beneath the surface will find that there's fear and often at set deep fragility of you know how to preserve me the existences self. So the path to waking up from tramps is to get it okay in the transit fear. That's the beginning of waking up just to know what's happening and once we identify it then there's enough presence to pause and deepen attention and this is where we're going now. How do we deepen attention? So we've noticed it. Okay I'm caught. I'm shrunk again I'm fixated. I'm spinning and strangling worries. Okay now what but if we noticed that we can pause now in Asian artwork and this is also the gateways of temples and the dollars and so on a lot of the way it's a -pected the spiritual transformation is depicted is with these animal headed deities these very aggressive and fearful and rage looking gods and goddesses and that the only way you can to the center of the Manala are into the temple gates is to go through a passageway through these Rachel Scary Deities and the message in that and the message that we get really in the wives teachings of all cultures are to wake up from the transit fear. We actually have to go through the fear and s awake away as possible.
A True Ghost Story
"Welcome to kids miss and mystery. Sign your host Kit crump. We've been talking about and researching psychics clairvoyance paranormal things with crystal balls and Ouija boards. Next week we start Wednesday with interviews with a psychic and clairvoyant and I thought since clairvoyance talk to spirits it only appropriate that today I provide you with a real ghost story. Let me tell you finding a real ghost story. It can be as simple as going to the library or bookstore but the ghost story. I'll read today. Came to me from an individual with what I can only call real life experience as you listen. Keep in mind that I'm reading. Someone else's encounter with the ghost mildly contribution to the tail is traditional editing. I found necessary. Otherwise the words make up. The story are all authors who assured me are all true and because she was simply writing about her encounter. There will be no title to the story. Here we go ellen. Richmond rides about her encounter with the ghost as follows. The room was small behind attached to a store that sold all things. What got the curtains were pulled shut on the only two windows but only partially blocked out the light in the middle of the room was around table and six chairs one was more like thrown or the medium would sit. We were instructed to hold hands. There were no candles know. Incense the room was bare. Except for the table and chairs. We were five childhood friends on the verge of college. We'd lost one. Recently Billy had drowned. We'd pooled our money and sought out Madam Hester. She reminded me of my grandmother and more the face. A thousand lives with no attempt to hide wrinkle. Silver Hair tied back tight. She spoke with smokers voice. We were instructed to remain silent until contact was made at which time each of us could ask one question beginning with me and moving clockwise. She made it clear we were to ask a single simple question. Batum Hester unlike a TV medium didn't chant or roller head from left to right and when she made contact she didn't nod the only indication of contact when she spoke. And it was billy's voice. We all exchange looks of amazement. What is Your Question Ellen? When Billy's voice spoke my name I felt lightheaded but managed to ask. What was your favorite form of transportation? Matama Hester was sitting. Ramrod-straight is fixed on the center of the table. I think I was holding my breath until billy answered my question my bicycle. That was it a two word answer. Jesse was next and ask if billy like math. We all knew that he hated math. This time his answer was a single syllable. No it had been decided by Jesse and his girlfriend Sarah who sat on his right that the three of us should establish that we were really speaking with billy. Nothing in this obituary or at his funeral would have provided information about his love for his bicycle. In eight of math. Sarah had always flirted with bill and I knew who question would make or break. The seance did you kiss me under the old weeping willow tree no can the answer under the Nolan Street Bridge. I leaned forward nodded at Sarah. Whose eyes were like saucers. I heard Tom take a deep breath. Give us a physical sign. As evidenced in connection has truly been made you could have heard a pin drop as we waited for a response than the room was filled with the sound of that. Stupid Bell. Billy. Used to ring when he wrote his bike wanted to get someone's attention. Mickey gave my hand squeeze his would be the last question but it would break Madam. Hesters rule his question would be a single requestion. Definitely not simple. We all miss you. Billy and we'll be leaving the area and the end of summer and would like to see you one last time to say goodbye. I could hear my heartbeat. My Eyes Burn with the request. I'd know billy since I was three. We were best friends. All of us were on a picnic on the riverbank when he decided to go for a swim my last memory of his broad shoulders back and Bright Red Trunks. Z. Waded into the water. His answer came as a shock. Meet me at my grave. Batum Hester raised her gaze from the center of the table. I hope all your questions were answered. She said I would have thought that his answer meet me at my grave would have been followed with at midnight but it was broad daylight. Four o'clock we all piled into the SUV. That Jesse's parents had given him the graduation. The town's only cemetery was located just past industrial district at the south end of town Jesse parked at the front. We climbed out and walked as one pass the older section of the cemetery to the Green Tree Lawn. That made up the newest portion. Billy simple headstone was located next to. The fence separated the older section from the newest when I saw him sitting on his headstone. I look left and right I was alone and realize that I'd kept walking but everyone else had stopped when they sign. I took a couple more steps until I was arm's length away. At that moment I realized my face wet with tears I reached out. I'll miss you but never forget. He raised a hand in extended his index finger. There couldn't have been more than an inch between fingers when billy vanished. An I fainted. That was eight years ago but I remember billy on his gravestone like yesterday. I'm currently er nurse and often work at night shift alone. Of course with the doctor on call. I've never had any other paranormal experiences. But carry a picture of billy many nights. When I'm alone I call out his name. There's never a response but I never feel lonely.
Talking to the Dead
"Today we're talking about the seance communicating with the dead has been around for centuries United States just after the civil war when so many men lost on. The battlefields was so little attention to their identification left to be buried until the battle that had killed them had passed often buried in mass graves leaving family and loved ones with no idea what happened to their father. Son Brother husband the grieving American public search for answers in media and through seances across Europe following world. War One sounds flourished often led by celebrities like Sir Arthur conon on and doyle the author Sherlock Holmes but critic arose from the World Magic from roughly nineteen twenty to nineteen twenty. Six Harry Harry. Houdini made a part of his. Life's work to expose. Mediums in the seance but the magician wasn't always so intent on exposing those would communicate with the dead. The great magician had two women in his life his mother and his wife. They were the law of his life when his mother Cecilia. Steiner Weiss died of a stroke. Nineteen Thirteen Harry. Houdini sought out a medium that would allow him to speak with his beloved mother but for decades his axe x his own acts had included. Sounds as were the highest form of deception. When he attended a seance could identify the very tricks tricks adhered used in his own acts? He went on the warpath exposing the fraudulent gatherings. Houdini he's former. Education was slight his self education. Commence the magician had a great love of books and of research built a formidable personal library when in the nineteen twenties he strode into the public public arena to confront fraudulent mediums. He proceeded from home lined with books and manuscripts about their methods of deception. Visitors to the online line collection can view July thirty first nineteen twenty five letter in which we need describes his extensive library of letters and documents related to the spiritualism his attacks stem from both shameless self-promotion sincere commitment to the public photographs and the Digital Houdini collection and show his exposures a rich penelope of psychic fraud sleight riding spirit photographs fingerprinting a spirit and trump and mediums. Who would transmit voices through the musical instrument articles and images present? Houdini greatest challenge many any crandon. The Media Mona's Marjorie. A woman who fooled one established academic mind after another. She found her greatest champion in Sir Arthur CONAN doyle. Genie was never able to expose her as an outright fraud but he did block her progress. Her name was Minna Crandon but the world knew her as Marjorie a pseudonym adopted to protect her from publicity. She lived with her husband successful. Surge in Leroy Crandon on Boston's affluent Beacon Hill. It was there in their house online street in one thousand nine hundred twenty three that she purportedly discovered she had psychic power specifically the ability to levitated objects generator. Called noises. Materialized spirit forms warms. The phenomenon were controlled. She said by the spirit of her deceased brother. Walter who would speak through Mina in a a gruff decidedly unspiritual manner. His No nonsense conference liberally laced with profanities before long binders talents came him to the attention of researchers and she was closely studied on an off for an suing ten years and through examination of the claims and counterclaims counterclaims so the various researchers would require a book length essay. I'm not that ambitious instead what I'd like to do. Compare and contrast the accounts of the initial investigation as presented in two influential books science and Para Science by Brian a angles nineteen eighty-four mediums and mystics. And the occult by Melborn Christopher. Nine hundred seventy five with only occasional forays into other sources verses when necessary and the process. We may not learn anything conclusive about March but we will learn something about the hazards and frustrations nations of studying. The paranormal was Marjorie. A greater magician than Houdini. Or was she the real thing able to call up dead and hold for
The Round Schoolhouse of Japan
"Podcast. It was requested by tyree. Hesse told me on the island of Hokkaido so herod has tyree in today's mystery. Japan's most haunted placed first a bit about Japan. Japan has made many iconic spine chilling moments in the history of the horror. Reveal John Laura yet is considered to be one of the safest places to live in the world. The United States has roughly four times more violent crimes in Japan. Gun crimes in Japan are ranked at point six per hundred residents compared to the United States. Eight point eight that said the. The United States boasts hundreds of haunting from the Pacific northwest these coast but perhaps none so chili's those across the Pacific and Japan today will visit Japan's haunted schoolhouse and Japan's largest island Kaido nestled on the shore of Lake. Mu G me which is kind of wetland Liza creepy ruins of a former schoolhouse at has a sinister reputation. As one of the most haunted places in Japan the structure was built in one thousand nine hundred six and designed in a round shape there is referred to as the round schoolhouse from nineteen forties up to nineteen seventies seventies. It was used as an elementary school than it was closed for. Unknown reasons and left to fall into ruin tablespoon desa collecting dust. They're all lined up as as if expecting students. The surrounding grounds have become a thick tangle of overgrown brush that surround the building. The playground is consumed by force growth. The only way to reach the round schoolhouse is by foot. Rumors Sprang up almost immediately after the school closed locals claim that the woods around around the school were haunted with shadowy figures received period out from behind trees several students who ventured into the woods surrounding the schoolhouse who reported missing stories surrounding the haunting. The schoolhouse soon attracted paranormal. Investigator concluded that indeed there was a dark force present for nearly thirty thirty years. People came from all over Japan to visit the school house in hope of Seen Ghost as recently as twenty twelve. Paranormal investigators have said they were chased from the woods spy. Well some claim to have been followed by creepy shadows. The schoolhouse has no history of violence Lila or tragedy and some speculate that the images that lurk in the woods the shadowy images that seem to chase people are the Oct- those used occupy. The schoolhouse are not go. said all but the product of an open door to another dimension in the United States. We have Halloween spirits rice. Shaw usually. They're very short demand candy. Still Halloween is a time of seances. A meeting of which time people attempt to make contact with the dead especially especially through an agency of a media but in Japan summer is known as a kind of ghost season. One reason for this is that summer's traditionally believed not to be when ancestors spirits. visit the land of the living during the festival of Oman and families gathered together to remember their deceased once. In fact in summer when you visit an Amusement Park in Japan you might notice that one of the more popular attractions may be the haunted houses where you can have some real l. hair raising experiences as for the round schoolhouse being a doorway to another dimension if you have a chance to travel around the beautiful island of Hokkaido. Don't don't forget to visit Lake Maya Tsim and rows schoolhouse there. Then decide
The Man From Beyond Nearly Killed Harry Houdini
"Harry Houdini. Now the story starts at Niagara Falls. So that's where we'll begin. Most people relate Niagara Falls with the image of someone going over in a barrel. I will take a look at the fall and a flow of water of over three thousand one hundred sixty tons as per second. The word formidable fits the first person to go over. The false was anti Edison Taylor sixty three year old schoolteacher who took took the plunge in an oak pickle barrel five feet long three feet around the year was nineteen o one. The entire event from climbing into the barrel to climbing now took twenty minutes. She died April Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty one now. Remember that date magician. Harry Houdini Love I. Love Niagara Falls. Visited them numerous times with his wife. Beth he told her that he was drawn to the false by their sheer power. Houdini Cop Film Own Bug in eighteen ninety nine and nineteen one the same year. That Annie Edson Taylor made her plunge over the falls he made. They dispersed movie. His second film was a Hollywood feature film the grim game and came out in nineteen nineteen. It was successful enough that he went on to make the third film. The man from beyond most exciting action took place at Niagara Falls was filmed the same day as the passing of an Edison. Taylor who was the first to go over the falls in a barrel Harry. Houdini was athlete from a young age in as a teen when numerous metal simple diving and swimming events held in and around New York he could oldest breath for five minutes and had the ability to slow his heart rate although oh he was a magician in that he was accomplished in both cards and coin. Magic he found his calling as an escape artist and the marketing of that talent taking on all challengers in the process the effected combined his skills of Escape and working while underwater was best demonstrated when he was shackled. Cool hand and foot locked in a packing crate and lowered into a river when it came time to film the ban for beyond Houdini is the hero was due to rescue the heroin from going over Niagara Falls. The actress was strapped into a harness with cables could be reeled out or pulled in she. He was filmed clinging to a rock just above the edge of the falls airy was to swim to take her off the raw swimmer to safety but Houdini would have none of the leather harness in cables he started upstream so he could swim with the current but when he neared the boulder heroin clung to the speed of the water was was a champion ten miles per hour as he neared the boulder was cleared to his wife film crew that he was out of control and was be swept along faster Astra than he could swim. The story goes that the actress saw that Houdini was in trouble and extended her arm which he gratefully took and essentially clung to her as she was pulled in needle say that part of the film was cut out and it was also the last film with short lived movie career now. For the controversy there are several counts of how he wore a leather harness. Also these claims are false. The report of his rescue that I use here was taken from a portion of notes. Were not to be released until after his wife's death a similar account came from his biographer. Prefer Walter B Gibson. Gibson was a close friend of both Harry and his wife. BESS for ten years after Houdini. Death best kept a candle burning. And during a CEOS each halloween she would attempt to make contact she finally gave the event and the candle to Walter. B Gibson who who continued with the annual sales until giving charts or the same seance to magician dorothy dietrich the man from beyond that nearly killed Harry.
Witches & Saints: Helena Blavatsky
"Russian German family at the age of Seventeen Helena married a Russian military officer her and Provincial Vice Governor named Nicky four Bobowski. They separated after just a few months and when her marriage fell apart Helena became interested in spiritualism Eliza him a cultism an esoteric in eastern philosophies spiritualism refers to the belief in communication with the dead particularly through mediums mediums and cultism refers to belief in the power and influence of the supernatural both spiritualism and to cultism were particularly really popular during this era and would become even more so over the next century many historians attribute interest in this movement to the clash between enlightenment at science and traditional religious beliefs people were looking for a new spiritual paradigm that encompassed and reconciled both the scientific revolution. Shen and the spiritual realm for the next few decades of her life. Helena claimed to have traveled throughout Asia and Europe searching for religious in philosophical awful truth's. She said she spent several years in India and Tibet studying with Hindi and Buddhist Gurus in eighteen seventy three. Eh Helena arrived in New York City there she met a man named Henry Steel. All caught who shared her spiritual and intellectual interests two years later the pair along with several others founded the Thea- Sahfiqul Society Helen describe the affi as the synthesis emphasis of science religion and philosophy. She said the Osophy revived ancient wisdom beneath all religions around the same time. Helena traveled to Chinden Vermont. It was the height of time known as the epidemic of wraps people all over were taking part in seances is with self-described mediums and spiritualists and believe that spirits were making rapping noises on tables and walls in an attempt to communicate when one reporter wrote that the noise got louder and more frequent wants Helen. I got town. Her celebrity was solidified eighteen seventy seven then Helena published her first book entitled Isis Unveiled Highlighting the importance of mystical experiences and laying out the basic elements of her thea Sophocles a belief system despite the book gaining attention the Thea- Sophal Society was losing members in the US so two years later in eighteen seventy eighty nine Helena and Henry Ohl Kat moved to India and established a theological society headquarters there they started a society journal earn all and gained a significant following in the country. Helena faced rebuke from around the world at various points in her life including from her Indian followers she was often accused of faking spiritualist activities an investigation done by the London Society for psychical research found that she there's a fraud in eighteen eighty five though a century later those findings were reevaluated by the same organization and found to be unjust not long after that eighteen eighty five judgment Helena left India she moved to Germany than Belgium and then London she wrote three more books about her beliefs called the voice of silence the secret doctrine and key to the Sophy Helena died in in London in eighteen ninety one despite the fact that many described Helena Charlatan she had a significant impact on the introduction and advent end of alternative religions philosophies in the West she helped to turn Europeans and Americans toward Asia for spiritual inspiration during a time when traditional Christian beliefs were facing new challenges Holland up levesque's influence was just the beginning of a spiritual movement that still evident today eh as Westerners continued to turn eastward for spiritual inspiration and practice her influence is also heavily felt and what we now call the New Age Movement Mint Tune in tomorrow for the story of another remarkable historical woman
Governor Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation And Richard Nixon discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Here's one pretty big story that got buried because of the pre presidential presidential democratic debates and it's a story about an American president who is racist and no it's not the one you're thinking of some surprising audio recordings have surfaced of a phone conversation. Nearly a half century ago between President Richard Nixon and future President Ronald Reagan President Richard Nixon recorded himself talking to then California Governor Ronald Reagan in October nineteen seventy one the day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People's Republic of China Reagan had phone Nixon at the White House to vent his frustration at African delegates who celebrated the vote <music> cover comfortable where the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation said it said that fifty years ago he shouldn't have and he would be the first person to apologize. You'll be the first person you should be the only person to apologize. What does I mean? It would be weird if he was like well apologize but only if those monkeys apologize I what a strange thing to say. Also they like if he said there's a recording he said the thing so now that recording come out Ronald Reagan will have to be cancelled which is going to be hard because life cancelled him I well it takes a lot of work to cancel Hansel a dead person. You got to hold a seance some this spirit back from the dead. We like Ronald Reagan. We have called you back to tell you by Felicia so now because of these newly released tapes Ronald Reagan officially has a racist Asterix next to his name as do many former presidents Woodrow Wilson was a segregationist Andrew Jackson wiped out native Americans. Thomas Jefferson had sex with his slaves and George H W Bush shot to Puck Yeah said it proved me wrong so on the one hand it there's disturbing that America has a history of racist presidents but look on the bright side it also means that Donald Trump is more presidential than we
Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason women's college basketball poll
"Notre Dame is number one in the preseason AP women's college basketball poll, the Irish are the defending national champs. They returned four starters. From last season's team in second is Yukon, followed by Oregon Baylor in Louisville is ranked fifth followed by Mississippi State and magician. Harry Houdini his childhood home in New York City is being dedicated today. It's on east seventy ninth street in Manhattan and was originally a boarding house after the ceremony New York magicians will conduct a seance at Houdini apartment building to try to communicate with the legendary escape artist. Just as they do every year who d- died on Halloween in nineteen twenty six at the age of fifty two your next news update at ten thirty. I'm Paul miles NewsRadio eight forty W H, A S, Kentucky, atas, breaking news, weather, and
Why Is the Winchester House Built So Strangely?
"Most of us want to get home construction over as soon as possible, we worry about the expense and complained about the inconvenience but four Sarah Winchester construction was a way of life for thirty eight years. She had construction going twenty four hours a day at her home in San Jose, California. This was no ordinary construction job, though, the house is an oddball labyrinth of rooms that at one point reached seven stories. It's filled with weird things like stairs and doors. The go nowhere. Not to mention the ghosts. Sarah Winchester didn't start out looking for this kind of project born Sarah party in eighteen thirty nine. She was one of the social stars of New Haven, Connecticut, although she only stood four feet ten inches. She was known for her beauty and sparkling personality in eighteen sixty two Sarah, married William Winchester, who has the air of the Winchester, repeating arms company, the company had developed the repeating rifle a gun that was easy to reload and fired rapidly at a rate of one shot. Every three seconds. The gun was used by northern troops in the civil war. And it was also known as the gun that won the west the young couples started a family in eighteen sixty six but their daughter any died in infancy and Mr. Winchester died of tuberculosis fifteen years later distraught over these losses, MRs Winchester, visited a medium for spiritual guidance. The medium told her that the Winchester family had been struck by terrible curse and was haunted by the ghosts of all those killed by the Winchester rifle their spirits were seeking vengeance. And the only way to appease them was to build a house for them. But the ghosts had another request that the house never be completed never stopped building. The medium told MRs Winchester, or you will die. We can't know exactly how she interpreted this advice. She might have thought the spirits would get her if she stopped or she might have seen the continuous construction as a path to eternal life. Mrs Winchester, headed west to build a home for herself and her ghosts. She bought a six room farmhouse on one hundred sixty two acres in California and set to work she served as her own architect. But it's possible that some ghosts had a hand in designing the house as well. Every night. Mrs Winchester would retreat to her say aunts room and receive instruction from the spirits on the progress of her house, the next morning should present her construction workers with hand-drawn sketches of what was to be done. Sometimes it seems she didn't care what she built as long as she could hear the hammers of her crew. The crew might spend a month constructing a room only to be ordered to destroy it the next month because MRs Winchester paid well, no one disputed her instructions. A MRs Winchester had inherited twenty million dollars and just less than half the Winchester, repeating arms company stock that left MRs Winchester with a daily income of about a thousand dollars to spend on her house. That's equal to about twenty five thousand dollars a day in today's money. But what if those doors and stairs to nowhere doors may open onto walls or in the case of? Second-story door to the outside resulting in a big fall for anyone who might try to exit that way a closet door on the second floor seance room opens onto a first floor sink several feet below the stairs to nowhere are pretty much. What they sound like stairs. Go up until they reached the ceiling, and then they just stop. These might have a simple explanation. The stairs were likely part of the original house that MRs Winchester bought and when she started adding onto the home she covered up the stairs. Whether it was accident or on purpose. Mrs Winchester, usually covered up her mistakes by just continuing to build around them because she had no master plan for the house. Her architectural ideas didn't always work out since she had no deadline for completion should either. Tear down the mistake or cover it up with something else. But the new stairs. She built also zigzag back and forth going around and around in circles and most are only two inches about five centimeters tall, some people. Think that these touches were designed to confuse the evil spirits that were haunting MRs Winchester, the height of the stairs served a very specific purpose, though, she had very bad arthritis and these. Small stairs allowed her to get around. However, MRs Winchester might have deliberately installed some of the other weird touches believing that ghosts would get lost on stairs. That went nowhere or accidentally step out a door that went outside if the sound strange to you today, you're not alone. Even at the time that MRs Winchester was building the house. She was regarded with suspicion some dot her and eccentric with too much money on her hands and her home took on the nickname mystery house, not long after her death because MRs Winchester left, no, diary or other communication. We honestly have no idea. What might have been going on in her mind? What we do have is her house, which is still open to tourists. Mrs Winchester died in her sleep in nineteen twenty two and the house was sold to a group of investors who wanted to create a tourist attraction to this day. It's hard to know exactly how many rooms are in the house because people keep getting lost when they try to count. But it's estimated that about one hundred sixty rooms are in the home. It had reached seven stories by nineteen o six for the top three floors collapsed after the nineteen o six San Francisco earthquake. Some other famous numbers associated with the house include. It's forty-seven fireplaces seventeen chimneys to basements. Six kitchens ten thousand window panes and four hundred and sixty seven doorways despite these impressive numbers. There are only two mirrors. Mrs Winchester thought ghosts were afraid of their own reflection. Mrs Winchester, also had an obsession with the number thirteen many things installed in the home feature. Thirteen of something a thirteen window panes thirteen wall panels thirteen sections of flooring thirteen stairs in each staircase. Their thirteen bathrooms sinks that have thirteen drain holes and the sales room has thirteen coat hooks and beyond the stairs and windows to nowhere. There are other architectural oddities all over the house stare posts were installed upside down and chimneys served. No, purpose are all over the house. Their cabinets that are less than an inch deep. That's about two and a half