Hungarian Illusionist Harry Houdini’s Disdain for the Paranormal and the Reason Houdini Stopped Believing in Psychic Mediumship

Harry Houdini initally believed in psychics and mediums but soon after rejected anything related to the paranormal. After his mothers death, Houdini visited a well known medium of the era, the wife of Arthur Conan Doyle, who was the creator of Sherlock Holmes. After the reading had finished Harry was furious because the medium spoke in English and used the name "Harry" unlike Harry's mother Cecelia Weisz who called him by his real name, Eric, and only spoke to him in her native tounge of German...

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