Tuesday

houdini's eyes.



did you know that houdini died on halloween day? and that for a decade after his death his wife, bess, held a séance on october 31st in order to contact him? apparently shortly before his death, houdini made a pact with bess that if he could, he would return and make contact with her from the other side. they devised a coded message that only he and she knew, but after 10 séances in 10 years, bess had not received her husband's personal message. here is a recording of bess at her last séance in 1936.

{image via houdini himself.
&
the full staged recording 
of the 1936 séance}

7 comments:

  1. i'm currently kinda obsessed.

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  2. I just love this! Who knew . . . and the séance?! Amazing . . .

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  3. i prefer his brother Hardeen...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Hardeen

    haha i never knew he had a brother until watching boardwalk empire.

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  4. ooh, now i really want to watch that show!

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  5. Hopefully you can give me a photo credit for the above Houdini image and a link to my site. Thanks.

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