Different Areas of Evidence for the Afterlife

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If you ever hear someone say: "Well, nobody has come back from the dead to tell us what it's like".

Tell them they are wrong.

Lots of people who have died have been able to have extended conversations in their own voice with their loved ones through an independent direct voice medium.

Is it the same as mental mediumship? NO. In mental mediumship only the medium can hear the voice of the spirit.

Is this the same as channelling?
NO. When a person channels, you can only hear the voice of the spirit coming out of the mouth of the medium. It is still the medium's voice.

Is it the same as trance mediumship? NO. In deep trance mediumship the medium is unconscious. A spirit takes over the medium's body but usually it is the spirit of the medium's guide speaking through the medium rather than the sitter's loved ones.

Is it the same as trumpet mediumship?
Not exactly. The spirits can construct the voice box inside a "seance trumpet"- a cone which can amplify the sound. The trumpet remains connected to the medium with ectoplasm but it can be moved around the room whispering through it into the ear of particular sitters. But the voices or a trumpet medium are not as loud as when the voice box is independent and able to be moved anywhere in the room without a trumpet.

Is it the same as physical mediumship? A physical medium is one who can be used by spirit to produce phenomena which can be seen, heard or felt by others who are present. Some physical mediums produce raps and taps. Some produce apports. Some produce materialised hands or spirit lights or their faces change into the face of the spirit (transfiguration). Some produce full materialisations. Some produce independent direct voice. And some produce of all the above at different times.


The Spirit team is able to create an artificial voice box outside the medium's body made with ectoplasm- a substance taken from the medium's body. In the photo on the left you can see the ectoplasmic voicebox on the left shoulder of medium Leslie Flint. Other photos of materialized voiceboxes can be seen online: Jack Webber and Margery Crandon.

Here are some independent direct voice and trumpet mediums who lived and worked in the USA that we have been able to find information about.

Please email books@victorzammit.com if you had experiences with any of these mediums and or can suggest additional resources.

United States of America

Jonathan Koons?? 1850s. gave up mediumship after 6 years- bullying.

Emily S. French (1831-1912)
Book: The French Revelation by N. Riley Heagarty.

Joseph B. Jonson (1854-1930)


Etta Wreidt (1859-1942)

George Valiantine (1874 – 1947)


Margery (Mina) Crandon (1888–1941)


Clifford Bias (1910-1987)

Sophia Williams (Chicago, mid 20th Century)

Frank Decker (1880- 1957)

Ethel Post-Parrish ( ? -1960)

Reverend Dorothy Flexer, Sarasota, FL. ( ?- 1996)
A Book written by Gerald O’hara being published by Ann Harrison of Saturday Night Press May 2017

Reverend Florence S Becker (1892-1979)

William Cartheuser??

D. Mona Berry ??

Rev. James Jacob Dickson

Hugh Gordon Burroughs (1930?-1970)
Book written by him:

Warren Smith and Penny Umbach- trumpet and materialisation mediums
at Camp Silver Belle in 1974

James Gordon- trumpet and materialisation medium Camp Silver Belle in 1975

Bill Donnelly- trumpet and materialisation medium Camp Silver Belle in 1975

Rev. Gladys Strohme Camp Chsterfield 1976 materialisation medium

Mildred Curren and Mamie Brown direct voice mediums Camp Chesterfield 1976

Keith Milton Rhinehart (1936-1999)

Dan Taggert Trumpet medium at Camp Silver Belle in 1985

Don Dugar (1941- 2007) Trumpet medium

Books for further research:

N. Riley Heagerty: The French Revelation.

Randall, Edward C.: The dead have never died (scan)
scanned free online

Randall, Neville: Life after death (1975)
An easy to read description of what happens when you die based on the Lselie Flint tapes/

Strack-Zanghi, Jeanette I Walked With Spirits:Gerda Slater's Proof of Life After Death Kindle Edition (2010) $3.99 on Amazon.au A fascinating account of direct voice and materialisations through multiple mediums at Camp Silver Belle and Camp Chesterfiled in the 1970's.

Usborne Moore, Vice-Admiral W.: The Voices (1913) - reprinted 2011

Online Articles

Michael Tymn
on Emily French

Michael Tymn on Etta Wreidt

Michael Tymn on Sophia Williams












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