Conversations With Spirits

By E O Higgins

The story of a dissipated genius in a borrowed hat and coat

Friday, 29 June 2012

The most haunted man in England


Harry Price

The second chapter of Conversations with Spirits (still live on is titled ‘The Redoubtable Harry Price’.

Harry Price was a real-life figure, and famous (in his lifetime, at least) as a ‘psychic investigator’.

By the 1930s, no radio broadcast or newspaper / magazine article about an alleged case of haunting was complete without a contribution from Price. He was also a talented and prolific writer, producing hundreds of newspaper articles and several best-selling books.

An accomplished conjuror, engineer and photographer, he sat with countless mediums, investigated thousands of apparently ‘haunted’ places, founded a National Laboratory for the scientific examination of psychic phenomena and amassed the greatest collection of occult literature in the world.  

Price was also a controversial figure, however, and was regularly accused of fraud and deception in his own investigations. 

Here is Harry Price talking about his psychic library (whilst smoking endless cigarettes, naturally). 


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