According to Williams, spiritualism likely was popular due to the deaths of loved ones during the Civil War and World War II.
And an interest in the paranormal seems to have increased after the terrorist attacks on Sept. "Most of the people who get into the paranormal or get into the spiritualist movement, it's because they're hurt.
Honestly, are television executives that woefully ignorant of the increase in teenagers engaging in ‘cutting? I have no idea, but it just doesn’t seem like a great idea having a cutting/bloodletting session included in our ‘entertainment.’ You know -- just in case.
If you remember last season, Susan took a couple of opportunities to go into trances.
So much so that I did a blistering paragraph on how “It feels wrong in here.” is not evidence!
Seances would offer a way to interact with spirits but Williams largely distrusts them.
Those involved would be asked to keep their hands clasped or on a table while skeptics wouldn't be allowed to sit at the table and the mediums could not be touched during the process.
It was too easy to dupe the audience, said Williams, pointing out modern investigators pull off similar tricks by hiding in the dark.
Night time is best, however, because there is quiet and less activity to worry about interference. The magician Harry Houdini became well-known for calling out the shams."The main reason was it was just getting attacked." Scientists and investigators began to disprove theories. Devices now popular in the field look at frequencies in the electromagnetic field while others record sounds and video in varying quality. " Williams' lecture was part of the Fun Friday Series being held at the Masonic Temple Ballroom in Bennington. Margaret Fox went on to call the movement "an absolute falsehood from the beginning to the end," admitting she and her sister fooled people. "I don't know how many times I sat in what was an empty room, asking random questions then I go home and listen to a recording where I'm getting sweared at. This episode was titled “Sacrificed Mayan Spirits: Belize” and included investigating some Mayan temple ruins with a guy that thinks the spirits in residence are going to start following him home.Somehow in the middle of explaining all of the activity that has taken place at the site the caretaker and some of the connect with the spirits.BENNINGTON — Kris Williams came to town Friday but she wasn't in search of ghosts.