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}


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

  2. i prefer his brother Hardeen...


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

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

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