The Houdini Séance
By Stephen Wagner, About.com Guide
It was the night of October 31, 1936. Halloween night. The men and women sat at the round table with joined hands. They awaited the message – the message they had hoped for every Halloween night for the past 10 years. But the message did not come.
Finally, one woman rose from the table and announced to the others – and to a listening radio audience – “Houdini did not come through,” she said. “My last hope is gone. I do not believe that Houdini can come back to me, or to anyone…The Houdini Shrine has burned for ten years. I now, reverently… turn out the light. It is finished. Good night, Harry!”
Even though Bess gave up the séances herself, she asked magician Walter B. Gibson to carry on the October 31 tradition. For many years, Gibson, along with several other magicians, held the séances at the Magic Towne House in New York City. Countless other “unofficial” Houdini séances have been held by local psychics across the country throughout the years – all in good fun, but with no definitive proof of so much as a “hello” from Harry Houdini.
Today, the official Houdini Séance is held at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. And true to the times, they have been conducting séances on the Internet.
Read more and get links to the séance at Ask About.com
If you want to see the last 1936 Séance from his wife Beth at You Tube below.
Houdini final seance