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(Some Guy)   Remember when Houdini threatened to shoot all psychics? Good times   ( skepticblog.org) divider line
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2013-03-29 08:42:02 AM  
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Houdini and I drew up a letter that we sent to the  New York Mercury. It read:

To the Editor of the  New York Mercury:

As I frequently attend spiritualistic seances, where materialized spirits are said to come out of a cabinet, I wonder if I would be breaking any law if I fired a pistol shot at one of these figures and a dead body was found on the floor.
D. G.

This bit of lighthearted terrorism was no joke for the practitioners of the psychic trade. According to Rinn,

This letter, when published, created consternation among spiritualists, especially mediums, and for fully six months no medium advertised that he was giving materializing seances, for fear some fanatic might be tempted to fire a shot at a cabinet spirit. During that period only flowers were materialized.

HAHAHhahahahahahahah.....  Houdini, you were quite the character.
2013-03-29 08:39:42 AM  
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How is this silly? This is no difference to questioning rhe powers of a Benny
Hinn. Big money is made fleecing believers.
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