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Baggally, William Wortley (d. 1928)

Baggally, William Wortley (d. 1928)

Former member of the Council of the British Society for Psychical Research. He cooperated with Hereward Carrington and Everard Feilding on investigation of the phenomena of the famous medium Eusapio Palladino in Naples during 1908.

Baggally joined the Society for Psychical Research in 1896 because he was interested in establishing experimental proof of survival after death, and he was not satisfied with the standard of evidence among most Spiritualists. His knowledge and proficiency in conjuring magic made him a shrewd and intelligent investigator of psychic phenomena. He experimented with many well-known mediums, including William Eglinton, Cecil Husk, Mrs. Corner, Mary Showers, Etta Wriedt, and the stage performers Julius and Mrs. Zancig. Baggally died March 14, 1928.

Sources:

Baggally, W. W., Everard Fielding, and Hereward Carrington. "Report on a Series of Sittings with Eusapia Palladino." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 23 (1909): 309.

Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

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