VICTOR ZAMMIT LAWYER INVESTIGATES DAVID
THOMPSON MATERIALIZATION MEDIUM:
Brief report on the materialization
mediumship of David Thompson, Sydney 30th June 2006.
Seven etherians (spirits)
- including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, former SPR Montague
Keen actually materialized. I actually shook hands with
an etherian calling himself Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Friday
30th June 06. Content analysis of what he stated was consistent
with the character of Sir Arthur.
These experiences are also above the
'boggle threshold' and for Westerners, mostly outside our
comort zone. I regard these materializastions as most spectacular.
Extremely strict fraud prevention measures were taken.
These materialization results
will inevitably cause a revolution in the belief of the
afterlife. I ask the reader to keep an
open mind- especially when these experiments are being repeated
every week, over time and space and which are yielding the
same brilliant results.
Set-up and precautions.
The experiment took place in the home of David and Jean
at Castle Cove Sydney. Along with the medium, David Thompson,
and David and Jean were Tom, Rosheen, Chris, Paul, Mitch,
Wendy and Victor—a total of 9 people (3 female and
6 male all professional people including a lawyer, an accountant
and a media professional- all open minded skeptics).
Some of the sitters are highly experienced in physical mediumship
and very familiar with the tricks used by imposters claiming
to be physical mediums.
Prior to entering the room I was asked to search the medium
and confirm that he had nothing under his clothing. Rosheen
and I checked his track pants, pockets, his cardigan and
his shoes to make sure that they were normal. All of the
other sitters were searched as well and asked to leave outside
anything metal, lighters, matches, mobile phones etc.
Thirty minutes prior to the beginning of the séance
we set in motion an MP3 recorder with a very sensitive microphone
which recorded the entire 90 minute session.
The room was a small lounge-dining room in a middle class
suburban house in a quiet area. At the end of the room where
we were sitting the windows had been blocked out and there
was no furniture except for a number of straight backed
chairs and a large modular display cabinet about 2.5 meters
(8 feet) tall in which it would have been impossible to
conceal even a small person. The medium’s chair which
had arms was in the corner of the room. There were no trapdoors
–walls, floors and ceiling or recesses in the room.
Once everyone was seated, the door was locked and the key
given to me. A large sheet of cardboard was stuck over the
door to block any light and to seal the only door to the
séance room. A chair was placed behind the door underneath
the handle for added security.
The chair on which the medium sat was a metal one. The arms
were securely fastened, there were no loose connections
and there was nothing unusual underneath the chair. The
chair was placed in the corner of the room without a cabinet.
The sitters sat in a semi-circle facing the medium. The
medium was strapped into the chair by means of secure belts
and buckles firmly attached to the chair.
As well heavy plastic one-way (self-locking) cable ties
were secured through the buckles and cut off short so that
the only way they could be released was with a metal clipper.
I checked that the bindings were reasonably tight.
The medium had a black gag tied securely around his head
through his open mouth preventing him from making any more
than muffled sounds. I checked the knot and helped secure
a cable tie to the gag. As well cable ties were used to
tie the buttons of the medium’s cardigan to the buttonholes
and clipped off very short. On the mantelpiece in the room
was a set of drum sticks and a glass of water. Beside the
séance leader’s chair was a CD player with
a music CD, a small lamp with red globes and a cardboard
trumpet, the end of which was coated with luminous paint.
The Séance Experiment
The séance experiment took place in total darkness.
This is because ectoplasm is extremely sensitive to light
and to physical energy. The séance experiment began
with one of the sitters offering a short prayer followed
by the playing of the hymn “Jerusalem”. Soon
afterwards we heard very distinct fairly heavy breathing
and the loud clear voice of ‘William’ the spirit
“master of ceremonies” who welcomed us all,
talking slowly, using a low pitched resonant voice. The
voice sounded as if it belonged to someone advanced in age.
You can hear recordings of William speaking on my website.
The intention of this session was to ascertain whether or
not paranormal activity, was taking place. I can report
that the following actually happened.
1. William, the control, welcomed everyone to the circle
and introduced us to some spectacular movements of the trumpet
– go to my homepage (Listen to welcome-3 mins). He
then returned and promised that the phenomena in the circle
would become stronger over the next few months and that
those working on the other side would try to create natural
light. He stressed the importance of harmony among the sitters.
(Listen to William's plans for the circle- 5 mins)
2. Timothy, was the next to speak. He is the Etherian in
charge of the ectoplasm,-- responsible for the movement
of the trumpet and lightening the atmosphere.
3. Montague Keen- spoke directly to me by name and said
he would be working with me from the afterlife. (Listen
to Montague Keen- 3 mins).
4. Arthur Conan Doyle- gave an eloquent speech on the topic
of survival after death and how one’s state of mind
on crossing over determines what one experiences. During
his talk he came over to me and shook my hand. Note carefully
the "whooshing" sound at the beginning and end
of his materialization. (Listen to sound recording-
12 minutes -12 megabytes)
Three other Etherians then materialised.
The main physical phenomena
These were the events I and my wife Wendy personally experienced,
or else witnessed with the rest of the participants:
1. The translocation to a different part of the room of
the medium bound in his chair at the end of the meeting.
2. The reversal of the medium’s cardigan, with the
plastic ties still unbroken.
3. The trumpet, the luminous large end of which was operated
at tremendous speed and manoeuvrability with considerable
precision. At times it passed just an inch (2 centimetres)
away from our faces. We could feel a rush of air as it passed
us. At one stage it repeatedly tapped myself and my wife
on the head moving rapidly from one of us to the other although
we were separated by another person. After several minutes
we saw the trumpet being placed gently on the top of the
4. There was extremely loud drumming with the drumsticks.
5. There were very clear, loud and distinctive series of
seven definitively different voices we heard of different
pitch, rhythm, pace, intonation and modulation, all of which
answered questions intelligently.
6. Often the entities would begin speaking using direct
voice- an artificial larynx constructed from ectoplasm-
the sound coming from close to the medium. Then they would
materialize with a distinctive sound (see point 7) and start
to move around the room.
7. Before each entity materialized we heard and recorded
a peculiar loud “whooshing” sound which can
be heard in all of the MP3 recordings: Listen to MP3 file.(30
seconds 350KB). There was a similar but shorter sound when
entities de-materialized (Listen to MP3 file- 10 seconds).
8. All sitters commented on the abnormal cold around their
feet and legs.
9. At one stage the entity claiming to be Arthur Conan
Doyle (very well known author 1859-1930) approached me and
shook my hand. His hand felt warm and solid and was huge
- at least twice as large as the hand of the medium David
Thompson and significantly bigger than the hands of anyone
else in the room.
10. Several of the sitters were able to see the fingers
of a materialized hand in the light of the luminous strips
on the trumpet while it was held high in the air.
11. Toward the end of the meeting, Timothy was able to lift
the chair in which the medium was seated and bring it around
six feet forward right in front of me without any sound
Precaution against fraud.
• There was extra care in searching David Thompson,
the medium himself.
• There was extreme care in tying his both hands,
legs and putting the gag to make sure he could not vocalize.
The tags were locked irretrievably, which meant they had
to be destroyed to free them from David after the séance.
• There was also extreme care in inspecting the chair
he sat on.
• There were no floor, wall or ceiling trap doors.
• All the sitters were asked to hold hands whenever
materialization was about to take place.
• Towards the end of the meeting Timothy invited me
and another sitter to approach the medium in his chair and
feel that he was still bound and gagged while the entity
continued to talk to us. All security measures on David
Thompson himself and the chair were still intact. While
my hand was on David Thompson's gag, the materialized Timothy
was still giving instructions. It would have been a physical
impossibility for David to say anything under the circumstances.
• Rosheen, one of the sitters, felt that David’s
face was covered with what she thought were drops of water
but which it was later realized was ectoplasm.
• I held the only key then available to the only door
of the séance room.
• The only door to the séance room was sealed
from the inside.
• Vocalization location: care was taken to identify
where the etheric voices were coming from – it was
noticed they came from different areas, different heights
of the circle.
All present were absolutely convinced that paranormal activity
had taken place.
We are now in the process of using more sophisticated electronic
equipment to analyse the voices. This is especially important
because after this meeting, I attended another three meetings
and two world celebrities materialized – Louis Armstrong
and Mahatma Gandhi. We were able to do a prima facie (on
the face of it) correlations of their materialized voices
with their voices when they were alive and positive results
were obtained. We continue to proceed with caution and go
to the forensic voice analysis equipment to do full correlation
tests. So far, the conduct of the parties is consistent
with what we know about them. Full results will be put on
my website and will also be published in the next edition
of this book, in six months’ time.
With absolute certainty, I state - and guarantee
- that paranormal activity - communicating with entities
from the afterlife - did take place in the four sessions
that I attended.
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