Monday, March 25, 2013

LINK: That time Houdini threatened to shoot all the psychics

Skepticblog has posted an interesting and well-researched article by Daniel Loxton about Houdini and Joseph Rinn's early investigations of fraudulent mediums and a bit of "lighthearted terrorism" committed by Houdini in 1896.

Many quickly produced Houdini biographies and especially TV and Hollywood movies root Houdini's anti-spiritualist crusade with his mother's death in 1913. But stories like this show that Houdini's passions and activism pre-dated his mother's death by many years.

Click here or on the headline to have a read at Skepticblog.

Photo from 'Houdini The Key' by Patrick Culliton.

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