It wasn't an "official" Houdini seance, but in 1978 four researchers led by Mark McPherson gathered for a Halloween seance at what must go down as the best location of them all; the very room in which Houdini died! The article below from the The San Bernardino County Sun describes the seance inside Room 401 of Grace Hospital.
|Click to enlarge.
As the article states, this was a year before Grace Hospital was scheduled to be torn down, so it's likely this section of the hospital was already closed and offered the investigators a unique one-time opportunity to hold a seance in the infamous Room 401 (Corridor D). But what about the claim that contact was made?
In 1997, seance organizer Mark McPherson wrote and hosted a Houdini documentary called The Houdini File which aired on local Michigan television. In it, he offered a few more specifics about the 1978 seance.
hmmm) and that he would incarnate again through the child of a family member. When asked what he thought of the entire seance proceedings, the ghost of Houdini is said to have replied: "Misagosh!"
Now if we could only see more photos of this seance and get a last good look inside Room 401. Are you out there, Mr. McPherson?
Thanks to Jon Oliver for providing me with a copy of The Houdini File.