Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Shelton pool test at 95

It was 95 years ago today that Houdini remained sealed in an underwater casket for over an hour in the pool of the Hotel Shelton in New York City. This was his last nationally covered outdoor stunt.

CLICK HERE to revisit a post I did on the 90th anniversary with all the details of this amazing feat.


  1. Unfortunately, I read that due to COVID the hotel has since permanently closed.

  2. The four page letter Houdini wrote to Dr. McDonnell after the test is fascinating. This was source material used by Silverman.