Peters, Alfred Vout (1867-?)

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Peters, Alfred Vout (1867-?)

British clairvoyant and trance medium. When still a child he was conscious of the presence of other ghostly children and remarked to his mother, "I suppose they are God's angels who come and play with me after you leave me?" He often had dreams that came true, saw visions, and heard voices. His mediumship began in 1895 when he attended a séance at his sister-in-law's house. Three years later he acted regularly as a medium controlled by a guide named "Moonstone."

Peters's mediumship figured in Sir Oliver Lodge 's book Raymond, or Life & Death (1916), which largely concerned séances with Peters and Gladys Osborne Leonard. In 1899, Peters held a séance in London in which he had the strange experience of being controlled by a living person. There were two ladies at the sitting and a third, a well-known medium, acted as the control of Peters from Paris. Evidential messages were reportedly given.

Peters scored some notable success in demonstrating psychometry in connection with the box of religious enthusiast Joanna Southcott at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research in 1927, before the box was officially opened by psychical researcher Harry Price.

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