How to Talk to the Dead

  • October 10, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Hydesville. 1848. Two sisters stumble across something otherworldly: an ability to communicate with the dearly departed. The Fox Sisters took their séance on tour and are the people most responsible for the Medium and Spiritualist craze that continues to this day.
What tricks and deceits did the Fox Sisters employ and what of the Ouija Board or Spirit Slates that came later? What about levitating objects and people? Mumler’s Spirit Photography? Ectoplasm? What of the last woman imprisoned for Witchcraft- if indeed she was?
Edinburgh Skeptics founder Ash Pryce brings a collection of tools and toys and will recreate elements of a Victorian style séance and reveal just how they did it. As a group you will take part in a theatrical experiment- just how convincing were those Victorian tricks and will they still convince today?

Featuring flying tables, Ouija Boards and ectoplasm, this popular show attracted regular full houses during the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.

Ashley James Pryce (or simply Ash) returns to Manchester for the concluding part of his psychic trickery trilogy!

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  • Andy S.

    An excellent talk. GMSS are really good at finding insightful talks presented by quirky individuals.

    October 10, 2013

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