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Photograph 6
Helen Duncan materialises a baby

Here we see ectoplasm emerging from the nostril of one of Scotland's most famous materialisation mediums ever, Helen Duncan.

This photograph was taken by Harvey Metcalfe, F.C.I.S., during Helen Duncan's early stages of development as a materialisation medium. It should be pointed out that the materialisations at this stage were experimental and were not intended to resemble deceased persons.

As can be seen below, Helen Duncan's feet were tied up and both hands were held by two sitters. The materialisation clears shows an attempt to materialise a baby. (The blindfold is to minimise the shock which the flashlight could cause to the eyes of the medium, who is extremely sensitive during this stage of the phenomena.).



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