Shiels, Tony ("Doc")

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Shiels, Tony ("Doc")

Well-known contemporary magician who presents conjuring and mentalism in a setting of "psychic power." In his publicity to fellow stage magicians, Shiels gives instructions on how "to bend metal in the Geller style to teleport and levitate to become a successful witch to raise ghosts and poltergeists, etc." However, Shiels also acknowledges the reality of PK and ESP as well as the effects produced by conjuring and mentalism.

Shiels claims to have taken several photographs of the Loch Ness monster but most researchers have dismissed them as a hoax attempt. He has also been accused as the hoaxer behind some photos of fairies and Morgawr the Cornish sea serpent.


Chorvinsky, Mark. "The Mary F. Morgawr Photographs Investigation." Strange Magazine 8 (Fall 1991): 8-9, 11, 46-48.

. "The Shiels-Related Fairy Photos." Strange Magazine 9 (spring/summer 1992): 24-25, 60.

Clark, Jerome. Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Phenomena. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.

Shiels, Tony. Entertaining With "ESP." UK: David & Charles,1974.