British private medium, who only sat with friends, in darkness, without passing into trance, and kept up a running conversation throughout with apparitions who apparently brought their own light. In 1878, in a séance in Amsterdam, Holland, he impersonated the spirit entity "John King" and was exposed as a fraud and accomplice of the medium Charles Williams. Masks, false beard, and white muslin were found secreted on him.
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.
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