Throughout the world there are numerous spiritual
healers who claim to be working with a particular spirit healer,
often a doctor who died some time ago.
George Chapman (1921-2006)
One of the most stunningly evidential recent examples of a
healing partnership thought trance mediumship was the partnership
of George Chapman who died in 2006 with deceased doctor William
Lang who died in 1936.
Dr. Lang had been an eye specialist at London’s Middlesex
Hospital up until 1914. George Chapman was a fireman who had
no medical training.
For 60 years Dr. Lang conducted ‘spirit operations’
on patients referred to him by other doctors while George
Chapman was in trance. He performed these operations with
either no physical contact or a very light touch. The success
rate of these operations was very high.
Over the years Laurence Harvey, Stanley Holloway, Patricia
Neal, Barbara Cartland and Roald Dahl were among those said
to have sought the spirit doctor's help. A dental surgeon,
S.G. Miron, wrote a book about the remarkable healings, The
Return of William Lang (1973) after his own wife was cured.
Although physical healing was an important aspect of Chapman’s
work, he stated that the main purpose of Dr. Lang’s
was to convince people of the reality of life after death.
He also stressed the importance of testing the spirit to ensure
its authenticity, and cross-checking any claims made with
information available from physical sources.
Dr. Lang’s daughter, Marie Lyndon Lang, was initially
skeptical that her father was manifesting through George Chapman.
But after hearing his voice, observing his mannerisms, and
asking personal questions concerning events which only she
and her father knew about, she made this declaration: “The
person who speaks through George Chapman and claims to be
William Lang is, without a doubt, my father.”
For 31 years until her death at the age of 94 in May, 1977,
Marie Lyndon spoke regularly with her deceased father through
George Chapman. At her request, however, both her intimate
connection to the increasingly popular Dr. Lang and her consultations
with him were kept secret until her passing.
Dr. Lang’s granddaughter, Mrs. Susan Fairtlough, reacted
with anger when she heard that a healer was “pretending”
to be her grandfather. But after meeting George Chapman and
Mrs. Fairtlough had this to say:
" To my great horror, or rather, stupefaction, the man
who was in this room was indisputably my grandfather. It was
not him physically, but it was his voice, his behavior. It
was unquestionable. He spoke to me and evoked precise events
of my childhood. And I was so impressed that all I could say
was, ‘Yes, grandpapa. No,grandpapa’ (Fisher 2001).
After meeting Dr. Lang for the fi rst time in December 1969,
Dr. Robert Laidlaw of New York told how he discussed in a
professional manner certain ophthalmological conditions and
techniques, and added: “I fully believed then, and I
believe now, that I was conversing with the surviving spirit
of a doctor who had died some thirty years ago” (cited
George Chapman’s mediumship met his own criteria of
• The spirit communicator should speak as near as possible
to the way he spoke on earth. • He should use the same
phrases and mannerisms. • He should manifest other
• He should be able to give dates, names and details
of his earthly experiences that can be verified.
• He should be able to discuss intimate matters with
relatives and colleagues still on earth.