refuse to be tested by scientists ...
well he would have to move objects around in the dark without
over one of twenty people seated close together and close
to him, make voices be heard from all corners of the room,
including some twelve inches from the ears of various sitters.
He would need to move a trumpet and other object at tremendous
speed in the pitch dark, missing people's noses by the tiniest
fraction of space. He would need to be able to duplicate
the voice of his control and answer detailed questions about
the afterlife, keeping the voice consistent for many years.
He would need to duplicate live fingers and hands which
are seen on a luminous plaque and be able to walk across
the room and stand on the toes of people sitting together.
Sometimes he would need to split himself when two people
materialize at once.
And most of all he would need to be able to duplicate the
voices and intimate knowledge of the deceased loved ones
of at least three people in the audience. And he would need
to be able to do this not once but hundreds of times, often
with the same people remembering what he had told each one
some ten years previously.
I offered $500,000 for any genius magician or any genius
skeptic anywhere in the world to duplicate the phenomena
produced in the Circle of the Silver Cord seances. NOT ONE
applied - partly becaue they knew they could NOT duplicate
anything we can do. Perhaps they were also put off by the
condition that if - and when - they failed, these skeptical
magicians would have to pay us $500,000.
Highly professional James Webster, a master magician from
England stated no magician can do what the gifted mediums
in the Scole experiments did- that says it all