Friday, December 11, 2015
The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher
There exists around us a spiritual realm that some people, known as mediums, suggest interacts with us and from which we can contact our loved ones.
Is this so? Or can it be faked?
Around the turn of the twentieth century the renowned magazine- the Scientific American- sponsored a contest with a prize going to the medium proving an actual contact with a spirit being. They set up a committee of five men to investigate the claims.
One of these men was Houdini. A major case was concerning what the paper came to know as the Witch of Lime Street. Her name was Margery Her spirit contact was named Walter. She was very good at what she did. She was able to fool the experts except for Houdini.
But since this was the time when people were trying to contact the dead people were choosing to deny evidence.
The research is vast and the documents used to hunt down the time period are listed in the back for others to follow the evidence for themselves. Jaher does a good job of not editorializing.
This book is one that lets the reader come to his own conclusion concerning communication with the dead.
This book was sent to me free to be reviewed from blogging for books.com. I was not required to give a positive review in order to receive it. All opinions are those of the reviewer and not that of the publisher.