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Whispers in the Dark
Frauds & Hoaxes
"A quiz on the history of seances and Spiritualism in English speaking countries during the 19th and 20th centuries. Many unscrupulous people made a living by scamming a gullible and naive public at a time when early death was much more common."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which American president was known to have participated in seances in the White House?
John F. Kennedy
Seances were a prominent part of which belief system or religion?
Many seances made use of which of the following apparatus?
Which of the following was a group of scholars famous for their study (1884-1887) which debunked the practice of seances?
The Seybert Commission
The Warren Commission
Securities and Exchange Commission
Royal Commission on Spiritualism
What was the term for communication with spirits that consisted of the medium, while in a trance, writing notes that were purportedly messages from those who had passed away?
Which of the following new inventions was used extensively by Spiritualists and mediums as proof of life after death?
Which sly sisters were very successful and prominent mediums for many years before publicly confessing that it was all a hoax?
The Baer sisters
The Fox sisters
The Wolfe sisters
The Swann sisters
What was the name given to the substance that was sometimes produced from the body of a medium while they were in a trance while making contact with spirits?
In 1921, Spiritualist Thomas Lyn Bradford committed suicide in an attempt to prove the authenticity of communication with the afterlife.
Spiritualism died out with the outbreak of WWII and the use of the atomic bomb.
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