In the 19th and 20th centuries, spiritualism took a hold on many societies throughout the world.

With the world believing that mediums could communicate with the dead, extraordinary stories began to emerge.

It was the fraudsters who would seek to benefit from this otherworldly craze. They would manipulate individuals into handing over their hard earned cash by using a variety of tricks and optical illusions.

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Just one of the fraudsters busy at work producing ectoplasm

One of the main tricks favoured amongst the fraudsters was the ability to produce convincing ectoplasm before the eyes of the world.

However, apparitions and strange manifestations were also used because they could not be easily explained by the average person of that time period.

Kyle Thompson – Soul Reaper Paranormal