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Possibly hoping to show Doyle how easy it is to be fooled by mediums, Houdini once gave his friend an extraordinary demonstration, in his own home, in the presence of Bernard M.L. Ernst, Houdini’s friend and lawyer. Ernst’s memoirs reveal what happened that night.
Houdini’s remarks to Sir Arthur after the trick were to fall on deaf ears but is the very essence of skepticism. Unfortunately this only entrenched Sir Arthur’s position that it was done by supernatural means which goes to prove that people will believe what they want to believe.
A diagram from SF Gate of the location and number of suicide jumpers from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Contrary to the Indian Maharajas, they have survived the upheavals of history, and evolve in a parallel world but which is very real.
However, for some Africans, they are the shameful incarnation of the failure of archaic systems in the face of western colonization. They are blamed for their tribal conservatism which blocks the passage of traditional African societies toward modern states. For others, they are the guarantors of old cultural bases, the ultimate rampart before the anguish of an uncertain and tumultuous future. Be that as it may, they are still a presence in the countries, a reality that needs to be included.
Pics of the mission from lift off to splashdown.