The conditions of the early 1900s - war, pandemic, greed - drove people to come together in a dark room to be guided by a medium in an otherworldly sitting. The Fox Sisters, Davenport Brothers, and Mina Crandon the Blonde Witch of Lime Street all rose in supernatural fame. The magician Harry Houdini investigated the practice as a hoax, altering his friendship with spiritualist adherent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the process. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook (@secret.passages.pod). Get in touch at https://www.secretpassagespodcast.com/. Researched, written, and produced by E.S. Rodenbiker. Cover art by @game.of.pricks.