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  • Sir Edward Kelley or Kelly, also known as Edward Talbot (August 11, 1555 – November 1, 1597) was an ambiguous figure in English Renaissance occultism and self-declared spirit medium who […]

    Edward Kelley

    Sir Edward Kelley or Kelly, also known as Edward Talbot (August 11, 1555 – November 1, 1597) was an ambiguous figure in English Renaissance occultism and self-declared spirit medium who […]

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  • The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a non-profit organization in the United Kingdom. Its stated purpose is to understand “events and abilities commonly described as psychic or paranormal by […]

    Society for Psychical Research

    The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is a non-profit organization in the United Kingdom. Its stated purpose is to understand “events and abilities commonly described as psychic or paranormal by […]

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  • The Ghost Club is a paranormal investigation and research organisation that was founded in London in 1862. It is widely believed to be the oldest such organization in the world. […]

    The Ghost Club

    The Ghost Club is a paranormal investigation and research organisation that was founded in London in 1862. It is widely believed to be the oldest such organization in the world. […]

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  • John Nevil Maskelyne (22 December 1839 – 18 May 1917) was an English stage magician and inventor of the pay toilet. He invented many other important Victorian inventions. In the 19th […]

    John Nevil Maskelyne

    John Nevil Maskelyne (22 December 1839 – 18 May 1917) was an English stage magician and inventor of the pay toilet. He invented many other important Victorian inventions. In the 19th […]

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  • Ursula Southeil (c. 1488–1561) (possibly Ursula Southill or Ursula Soothtell), better known as Mother Shipton, was an English soothsayer and prophetess. The first publication of her prophecies, which did not appear until 1641, eighty years […]

    Mother Shipton

    Ursula Southeil (c. 1488–1561) (possibly Ursula Southill or Ursula Soothtell), better known as Mother Shipton, was an English soothsayer and prophetess. The first publication of her prophecies, which did not appear until 1641, eighty years […]

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  • Sorcerers who mastered the art of summoning powerful djinn walked the lands of Andalusia and North Africa. One such sorcerer left behind a handwritten manuscript containing forbidden secrets of the […]

    The book of deadly names

    Sorcerers who mastered the art of summoning powerful djinn walked the lands of Andalusia and North Africa. One such sorcerer left behind a handwritten manuscript containing forbidden secrets of the […]

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  • After touring the rest of South America, Herrmann headed to Russia. His tour led him all the way to Siberia. In St. Petersburg, he received a grand reception. He was […]

    Herrmann the Great

    After touring the rest of South America, Herrmann headed to Russia. His tour led him all the way to Siberia. In St. Petersburg, he received a grand reception. He was […]

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  • In Europe, drowning was used — more often than hanging, even — as capital punishment, at least for a time. In fact, during the Middle Ages, a sentence of death […]

    Execution by Drowning

    In Europe, drowning was used — more often than hanging, even — as capital punishment, at least for a time. In fact, during the Middle Ages, a sentence of death […]

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  • The Sator Square is a word square containing a Latin palindrome featuring the words SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS written in a square so that they may be read top-to-bottom, […]

    Sator Square

    The Sator Square is a word square containing a Latin palindrome featuring the words SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS written in a square so that they may be read top-to-bottom, […]

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  • Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced ‘Hume’) (March 20, 1833 – June 21, 1886) was a Scottish Spiritualist, famous as a physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety […]

    Daniel Dunglas Home

    Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced ‘Hume’) (March 20, 1833 – June 21, 1886) was a Scottish Spiritualist, famous as a physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety […]

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