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HISTORIC GHOSTS AND GHOST HUNTERS

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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2009, 03:54:23 am »

The inference is irresistible that a more or less intimate connection exists between the disturbances at Tedworth and the triumphs of latter-day mediumship, and it thus becomes doubly interesting to examine the evidence for and against the supernatural origin of the performances that so perplexed the Englishmen of the Restoration. This evidence is presented in far greater detail than is here possible, in a curious document written by the Reverend Joseph Glanvill, a clergyman of the Church of England and an eye witness of some of the phenomena. His point of view is that of an ardent believer in the verity of witchcraft, and his narrative of the Tedworth affair finds place in a treatise designed to dis[Pg 28]comfit those irreligious persons who maintained the opposite. It is therefore evident that his account of the case is to be regarded as a piece of special pleading, and as such must be received with critical caution.
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