Monday, October 19, 2009

Tweance

I swear this is what they're calling it; "Twéance" is the first séance held over Twitter. A paranormal publicity stunt, the Twéance is set to try to contact Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Patrick Swayze. You can tweet your suggestions, as well.

Séances came into vogue in the late 19th-Century and were largely discredited by such skeptics as Harry Houdini. The séance holders used various means to fool those attending - efforts as simple as rapping on the underside of the table to elaborate feats requiring no small amount of agility or even accomplices. There were, however, a handful of occurrences - and people - which were never explained-away, even by Houdini, who was forced to admit that contacting the dead just might be possible.

Houdini remained a skeptic to the day he died, though he left a special message with his wife and asked her to try and contact him by holding a séance every Halloween. The séance is held to this day!

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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