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with Florence Cook, materialisation medium

Photograph 4

William Crookes stands arm-in-arm with the fully solid and materialised Katie King

"I pass on to a sťance held last night at Hackney (London, March 29th 1874). Katie never appeared to greater perfection, and for nearly two hours she walked about the room, conversing familiarly with those present. On several occasions she took my arm when walking, and the impression conveyed to my mind that it was a living woman by my side, instead of a visitor from the other world... Mr. Volckman will be pleased to know that I can corroborate his statement that the "ghost" (not "struggling" however) was as material a being as Miss Cook herself" said Crookes in his book Researches into the Phenomena of Modern Spiritualism.


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