The Ghost Club and the First World War

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Wartime Revelations of a Ghost Hunters’ Dining Club The Ghost Club was a private, but not quite secret, dining club that met in London to discuss ghosts, naturally. Sir William Crookes, one of the leading lights of the Society for Psychical Research, was President of the Ghost Club throughout the duration of the war. According […]

The Society for Psychical Research at the Outbreak of War

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Investigating the Paranormal During the First World War All of these strange signs and portents did not go unnoticed. The popular press reported some of them, the Spiritualist press almost all of them. Nor did they go uninvestigated. At the outbreak of the First World War there already existed an organisation for the investigation of […]

Conan Doyle’s Premonitions of War

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Prophecies and Premonitions of the First World War A month before Britain declared war on Germany, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published an astonishingly accurate description of how the war would develop in a new and previously unimagined way. Author Envisages Unrestricted Submarine Warfare ‘Singularly prophetic.’ The short story ‘Danger! Being the […]