Mediums & Psychics

A phenomenon that emerged in the early twentieth century in the study of mediumship and automatic writing, in which deceased psychical researchers appeared to be signalling to their living colleagues the fact of their having survived death. 

Russian woman who claims the ability to view inside human bodies and correctly diagnose diseases, and who submitted to scientific tests in the US and Japan, with mixed results. 

Analysis of the celebrated Thompson-Gifford case of ostensible possession, examining its value as evidence of survival.

Some personalities that communicate through mediums are unknown to anyone present and give details that enable their identity to be verified, strengthening the case for survival. 

Ninteen-thirties mediumship case in which four mediums, consulted separately, gave strikingly concordant information about the circumstances surrounding a mysterious death. 

German circle for physical mediumship founded in 2005 by Kai Mügge, noted for the magnitude and diversity of its phenomena, some of which has been observed in controlled conditions, but which latterly has been tainted by allegations of fraud. 

American women who as children were at the centre of poltergeist-type disturbances in 1848 and became progenitors of the Spiritualist movement. Their later claim to have faked their 'rapping' phenomena remains controversial. 

Israeli-born celebrity psychic known for metal-bending and telepathic feats.

Texts communicated through a medium, seemingly by deceased former monks of Glastonbury Abbey in the southwest of England in an attempt to help an archaeologist with excavations. 

Investigation of a Florida housewife who exhibits psychic effects, notably the spontaneous, involuntary and seemingly inexplicable appearance on her skin and clothes of flakes of golden-like brass foil.