A Typical Case Of Identification

The following typical case of undoubted identification of a visiting

spirit is related by Smedley in his work concerning spiritualistic

experiences, and may be taken as a pattern to be followed by

investigators in demanding and obtaining proofs of identity in cases

where same is asserted. The medium in this case was a woman of high

standing in spiritualistic circles, and the seance took place in Mr.

Smedley's own home. The medium was at that time a perfect stranger to

the Smedley family, and to their little circle of invited friends. The

seance was opened by the singing of hymns, and before long the medium

went under control. Mr. Smedley says: "She passed under the control of

an intelligent being, opened her eyes, and manifested the greatest

amazement." He then relates the subsequent experience as follows: