Monday, 9 September 2019

1121) Daniel Dunglas Home

Daniel Dunglas Home (1833 – 1886). Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will. His biographer Peter Lamont opines that he was one of the most famous men of his era. Harry Houdini described him as "one of the most conspicuous and lauded of his type and generation" and "the forerunner of the mediums whose forte is fleecing by presuming on the credulity of the public." Home conducted hundreds of séances, which were attended by many eminent Victorians, such as Anthony Trollope, Robert Bell, Lord Lytton, A. Conan Doyle and others.

- "The red-haired and freckled Home attended school in Greeneville... At the time Home was described as "tall and thin, with blue eyes and auburn hair, fastidiously dressed but seriously ill with consumption"."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Dunglas_Home

- "Home was about 5 feet 10 inches in height, slim, blue-eyed and red-haired, often tired or ill, but always fastidious in dress.https://en.wikibooks.org/…/Mind-Matter_…/Historical_Evidence

- "... where the ghosts of antiquity anointed the red-haired huckster as their champion on earth."  https://books.google.it/books…

Daniel Dunglas Home by Nadar

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