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Did 'ectoplasm' ever have any basis in fact ?

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#1 Still Waters

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:41 PM

First coined by physiologist Charles Richet at the end of the 19th century, ectoplasm was long believed to be a supernatural substance manifested by spiritualist mediums during attempts to communicate with the deceased.

 

The appearance of ectoplasm during séances was particularly common during the late 19th and early 20th centuries when it would often be said to manifest through a medium's nose or mouth and form the shape of the spirit that they were attempting to communicate with.

 

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:39 AM

All I know is that I see a lot of t.v. Investigators react,when they feel that something that felt like cobwebs brushed against them. They don't ever find anything on themselves. It's a good question. I've never heard of anyone collecting a sample.




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