The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Arthur Conan Doyle investigated psychic phenomena objectively as a member of the Society for Psychical Research for years, before becoming convinced of their reality and following spiritualism as a religion. Houdini famously debunked phony physical mediums, but was hopeful that he could receive a valid communication through a psychic medium from his deceased mother. This presentation will highlight their history together, examine novel research methodology and feature a 10-minute excerpt of a sitting with a psychic medium, during a reading in which both men appeared to respond.

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