Ghost Trial of the Century

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Ghost Trial of the Century

Term given by the New York Times to the legal contest in Arizona from March to October 1967 in which 134 individuals and organizations competed for the funds of the late James Kidd (1879-ca. 1949), a prospector and miner who left nearly a quarter of a million dollars for "research on scientific proof of a soul of the human body." The judge's decision of October 20, 1967, awarded the funds to the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

Sources:

Fuller, John G. The Great Soul Trial. New York: Macmillan, 1969.