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  • #21
    Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

    That woman needs a q-tip or one of those ear candle cone things. Yech.

    Thanks for the interesting post!!
    ><> just call me n8 <><

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    • #22
      Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

      Originally posted by Frogberto View Post
      I sure do like James Randi - I'm a member of his organization and I go to his annual conference every year in Vegas - it's a lot of fun. And in the skeptics forum, we discussed all the orifices that "ectoplasm" came out of during seances - yuck! Just give me the good old fashioned ghost photographs instead, please!

      Aren't those better than this:

      Good lord! What are the spirits trying to say with that... Eeeeuuuuuww.

      Of course you'd know who is Randi is... I know where you'll be in January... Sounds like a lot of fun!

      Thanks again for the amazing photos. They are truly priceless...

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      • #23
        Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

        Thank you so much for the info!
        "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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        • #24
          Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

          Originally posted by Angelica Gracey View Post
          Good lord! What are the spirits trying to say with that... Eeeeuuuuuww.
          I think they are trying to say that these frauds took your money in exchange for cheap magic tricks!

          CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST SEANCE PHOTO (and yes, those are supposed to be pictures of ghosts comign out of her nose!)



          This was BIG business in the 1920s to 1940s (when most of the imagineers, and Disney, were younger men), and left an impression on many people, however. As I mentioned in my article in the skeptics club on micechat, this website laments the end of ectoplasm, as well as the spirit writing, casts of hands, and ringing bells and playing instruments that used to be part of a good old fashioned seance:

          "Perhaps the best argument against the authenticity of the era of physical mediums is that they just don't seem to exist any more. True, there are occasional displays of photographs of dead people mysteriously appearing on bits of cloth (which have been surreptitiously exposed to photo developing solution), followed by the perpetrators getting booked for fraud by the local police department, but the enormous crowds and fame formerly attracted by mediums has been copped by magicians. And what do we have in its place? Snapshots with orbs that look like water spots or specks of dust, and ectoplasm that looks like camera straps. Boring. Also, EVP, or Electronic Voice Phenomena. Interesting. EVP are strange sounds, some like spooky or even familiar voices, caught on audiotape but unheard at the time of recording."

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          • #25
            Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

            Loved the post, indeed a nice history lesson.

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            • #26
              Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

              Uh, Frogberto got it all wrong. Leota is a real ghost.







              :lol:

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              • #27
                Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

                Wow, thanks for the cool thread!http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/seance/seance.html

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                • #28
                  Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

                  Awesome post, Froggy!

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                  • #29
                    Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

                    Originally posted by Asterix View Post
                    You're welcome, and thank you, and you are so correct. The Fox sisters started the whole spiritualist movement in 1848 when they claimed they could communicate with the dead, who would respond to questions by tapping.

                    "In 1888, Maggie made the infamous appearance when she denounced Spiritualism as a total sham. The years of alcohol abuse, loneliness and grief had taken their toll on her and she weighed the idea of committing suicide before finally choosing confession instead. She booked the stage at the New York Academy of Music and walked out on stage to announce she and Kate had created the strange rappings heard in their Hydesville home by simply cracking their toes. She also stated that Leah had forced them into performing as mediums for the public. "I have seen so much miserable deception," she reportedly said. "That is why I am willing to state that Spiritualism is a fraud of the worst description." Sitting in a box overlooking the stage, Kate silently affirmed her sister's confession."

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                    • #30
                      Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

                      Originally posted by 33 reject View Post
                      That woman needs a q-tip or one of those ear candle cone things. Yech.

                      Thanks for the interesting post!!

                      I've heard of spirit gum before, but never spirit wax... lol
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                      • #31
                        Re: Disneyland History: The Haunted Mansion seance room

                        Originally posted by Angelica Gracey View Post
                        You must like James Randi (http://www.randi.org/) then , he's a favorite Skeptic of mine.
                        I like him too. I think he's amazing!

                        And even though you are probably sick of hearing this by now, that was a wonderful post Frogberto! You are a boon to the board!

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