Saturday, November 19, 2016

LINK: Providence man says he knows where Houdini's treasure trove is

Houdini got a lot of press attention this past Halloween (the 90th anniversary of his death), and I've been playing catch up. Today I have a link to the most unusual article of the batch. The Providence Journal profiled Noah Schwartz who believes he's on the verge of discovering Houdini's lost "treasure box."

Schwartz tends to demand your attention by saying he is the reincarnation of Houdini. If he's pressed, he'll say that he is not really claiming to be Houdini resurrected, but the recipient of "inklings" and feelings, "faint echoes" of Houdini "being transmitted through me."

Noah first shared this info with me via the Wild About Harry Facebook page. He's clearly passionate about his quest, but I admit I could never quite puzzle together his theories about airships, C.M. Eddy, and the Superman Building. And his claim that he's the reincarnation of Houdini is, of course, hard to verify.

But now The Providence Journal has done the leg work and gave Noah an impressive front page spread in their Halloween print edition (above). Who knows? Maybe the extra attention will help solve the mystery.

Click here or on the headline to read the online version at The Providence Journal.

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6 comments:

  1. Well, he's persistent and unique. I'll give him that.

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  2. Harry had to deal with this kind of tomfoolery when was alive. One nut showed up at 278 with a Bible claiming to have had a conference with Bismark and Jesus.

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    1. Is that from Kalush? I don't recall that story.

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  3. Negative--it's Silverman page 301. Mr. Stuckel showed up at 278 with his tomfoolery.

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  4. It seems that this person Noah is a little unhinged. Showing up at an elderly woman's house and pounding on the door, yelling and scaring her is just not right. Harry would not approve of his methods at all. I hope his obsession doesn't escalate further to cause harm.

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