Ohio Memory has published a new post, “"A Book for Skeptics" and the Spirit Room”
In the mid-1800s, a new spiritualist movement swept America, and people everywhere began conducting séances in an attempt to communicate with otherworldly bodies. In Athens, Ohio, Jonathan Koons, an enthusiastic participant in this movement, created a “spirit room” in which he and other interested parties sought to contact spirits and angels, and insisted that they had been successful. A Book for Skeptics: Being Communications from Angels (1853) was written as documentation of that success. […]
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