Tag Archives: ghosts

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies

Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a major proponent of spiritualism and psychic powers. He believed in psychics, mediums, ghosts, and fairies. He also pissed off Harry Houdini.

Arthur Conan Doyle devoted a whole chapter of his book The Edge of the Unknown to a detailed argument that Houdini had genuine psychic power, but wouldn’t admit it. Curiously, Doyle and Houdini remained friends for a long while, in spite of public clashes over spiritualism. Perhaps they shared an appreciation of the value of public self-promotion. Eventually Houdini became outraged as a result of a seance in which Mrs. Doyle claimed to have communicated with Houdini’s mother, and the details she reported were obviously wrong.

Here’s a video of him talking about it a few weeks before he died:

Via Brain Pickings.

Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Stache ghosts

Pacman ghosts with mustaches

By Pauline Acalin.

Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Ghosts, busters

Via Ffffound.

Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Episode 5 – “Don’t Be a Hero”

Suspense and adventure is afoot. As well as the next big fad: near-porn. It’s Dave versus the death ray. And big brother versus football. And giraffes versus their necks. And Pac-Man versus the ghosts. Enjoy!

Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment