Guided to a Physical Mediumship Séance
Reader’s Letter: This story about physical mediumship séance took place when I was a young woman may seem unbelievable but it really happened…. We had just finished our Sunday tea when I announced to my mother that I must go out immediately. I put on my hat and coat and walked down the street not knowing where I was heading. It was as if I were in a vacuüm or trance like state.
I went up some steps and knocked on a door. A woman let me in and led me to an almost pitch dark room where I was shown to a seat. I had no idea where I was or why I was there but was told afterwards that it was a séance. A person stood in the middle of the circle, about 5 ft 7″ high, who seemed to be in control of proceedings. Now this is the marvelous part: from the man arose another man’s head and shoulders. It was my ‘dead’ father with his distinctive mustache and wearing his fir-lined waistcoat and black and white check pants. I wasn’t afraid at all. He said that I must not worry about him and that he was happy.
Everybody there had someone come to visit them: there were old women, a man with a stick, a soldier, young girls etc. For some, the short man spoke and gave messages from the apparitions. Nowadays if I want to see the spirit people my room goes cold and I look round and there they are.
Mrs Tinsley Lancashire
CRAIG’S REPLY: You really jumped in at the deep end. You had visited a physical mediumship séance in which the spirit communicator materialized probably out of ectoplasm, a white misty substance that forms from the demonstrating medium’s body. To be guided to a meeting like this without even knowing what a séance was is in itself remarkable.
PHYSICAL MEDIUMSHIP SEANCES FRAUDS?
There are many mediums like myself who would give their right arm to experience what you did that evening. Unfortunate what I have seen so far has been either self-deception or blatant fraud. One alleged ‘physical medium’ that we went to see should really been committed to an asylum. He was sincere but channels the most ridiculous nonsense while we all sat in a black séance room. It would have been hilarious if it wasn’t for the fact that there were bereaved people present. Similarly I have seen physical mediums who are complete frauds. They do some interesting stuff while being tied securely to a chair but I’m sure a good escapologist could easily reproduce the antics I’ve seen.
Today we have night cameras that are capable of filming in total darkness. I’m ready to accept that there is such a thing as physical mediumship but – even though I’ve seen supposed top physical mediums – all I have seen to date is definitely fraud in my opinion. They say they cannot film when anyone wears metal and cameras would interfere with these sensitive conditions yet one of the mediums I watched sat under an air conditioning unit. So why the big deal over a little camera?
Jane and I are horrified by what’s out there at the moment. I have written about my experiences in a new book that will be published in June 2017. (See my Psychic Shop for details)
Have any other readers seen physical mediumship? Were you impressed or angered by what you saw? Please add your comments below
References and Works Cited
The above story is from my series of books about the paranormal check out these two great books:
- Real Ghost Stories – Sightings, Ouija Board Messages and Séances
- Real Angels and Spiritual Encounters