Making contact with the dead, 1967

Is there anybody out there? Spiritualist Association mediums say yes

The cover of the Observer Magazine of 29 October 1967 obeyed the law that whenever there’s a question in a headline the answer is always no: ‘Are the dead trying to get in touch?’

Which is not to deny the lengths they went to to appear open to the idea. ‘The extraordinary thing about ghosts is that we still don’t know whether they exist,’ wrote Paul Ferris. ‘Half a century ago, the dead walked at fashionable seances. More important, the supernatural was a nut serious investigators felt they could crack.’

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