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25 Haunting Photos of Séances From the Past

Spiritualism – the belief that living can communicate with the dead – flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was believed that communication with the spirit world was possible with the help of a medium, a person who claimed to be able to speak to spirits. The medium delivered messages from the dearly departed verbally or through levitation, table tipping, ringing bells or by excreting ectoplasm.
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