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Home Documents Haunted Houses. Post on Jan msl. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. All available anthropological evidence points to the fact that flamarion as the older popula- tion so the later comers to this country have been undergoing a gradual physical improvement, leading in stature and other respects in the direction of the type of the old Americans.

None of these new- comers are physically so different from the older stock that the admixture with them could be regarded as of possible biological danger. It is more likely that the newer admixture into the American stock, which is everywhere proceeding, will on the whole prove a wholesome stimulus and a casae that will result in a substantial benefit for the future.

The newer ad- mixtures will retard the completion of a definite American physical type, but there is no indication that they constitute any real danger.

So far as physique is concerned, the indi- cations seem decidedly hopeful. Appleton and Company, I This is the latest production from the pen of Camille Flammarion, the scholarly and eminently distinguished French as- tronomer.

It is a heterogeneous col- lection of data relating to so-called psychic phenomena and occult manifestations, substantiated only by the writer’s personal conclusions and opinions. At the start of his “Epilogue,” p. We must only admit that which has been proved.

We must be neither credulous nor incredulous. We must study without prejudice and above all, we must remain free and in- dependent. This is a concise analysis of the subject at hand. It is either a fact or a myth. It would also seem quite befitting, be- fore venturing into the depths of “Haunted Houses,” to give a brief refer- ence to the author and his recorded at- titude.

Therefore, ask me nothing. I am making a sincere confession.

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I know nothing of the cause of these phenomena. All I wanted in undertaking this examination was to have the opportunity of saying this: In laying to the account of the supernatural matters in occult natural philosophy which have a tolerable resemblance to feats of prestidigi- tation, they appear to a curious public to add imposture to insolence. In setting a financial value upon their talents, they seem to the moralist, who is investigating still unexplained phenomena, to place themselves on the level of mountebanks.

Whatever way you look at them, they are to blame. Accordingly, I condemn at once both their grave error in assuming to be superior to the forces of which they are only the instruments and the venal profit they draw from powers of which they are not master and which it is no merit of theirs to possess.


He venomously assailed and accused the Davenport brothers and charged them with criminality simply because he himself was already prejudiced in favor of the occult. Since i Flammarion has produced several volumes bearing on the occult, and in each and every one he has recorded the same prejudicial convictions. At the time of writing “Haunted Houses,” Flam- marion appears to have been 79 years old, so, for at least more than a half century his opinion on the occult has been estab- lished, yet he enjoins the reader to be “neither credulous nor incredulous” “admit nothing without proof.

The prologue of “Haunted Houses” is filled with re-hashed hearsay stories, nar- ration of dreams and hallucinary recur- rences, many years after the dream might have been experienced or the thing have seemed to happen. The first nineteen pages are devoted to Spiritualism and Materialism and on page z he snaps judg- ment and maintains the same attitude through the pages: A young woman, Mlle.

The old and convenient hypothesis of a simple hal- lucination no longer satisfies us today. What we must explain is the coincidence of death with apparition. Such is the impression made by an exami- nation of all the facts, and it becomes more convincing as we advance in the study of these phenomena.

All through the book he simply accepts statements as This content downloaded from Just the usual form of logical con- clusions practiced by and acceptable to “psychic students.

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When our in- formation shows that we have to flammariln with honest people, does not the simplest com- mon sense enjoin upon us to accept the narratives, to control them as best we can, and to interpret them with attentive care, after climinating cases of illusion and hallucination? He gives no evidence of having at- tempted assombrzdas in any case up to page 59, on which he says: This is what we must admit andex- plain. He admits it because he is willing to believe, even with- out evidential proof.

The fervor with which he grasps at and accepts these narra- tions as truth savors of all the subconscious innocence with which an unfortunate victim of dementia persistently repeats narrating the subject of his hallucination and, by his apparent sincerity in so doing the strong card with the Spiritualists- almost forces the conclusion that he, too, has lost his balance on this particular subject.

He speaks about Dr. Bert Reese pos- sessing supernormal powers. I am in a position to state that Bert Reese not only confessed his manipulations to mne, but begged me in front of witnesses not to expose him. I said I would, under con- dition that he would not claim super- normal powers. Richet also authenti- cated Argamnasilla, the man with the x-ray eyes who came to America, and I discovered and exposed this youth’s experiments.

In closing the first cassas, page 68, Flammarion writes: This whole chapter is simply a reprinting of the old time controversial material on witchcraft and demonology. The inconsistency of psychic students is here shown: Haunted houses are blamed on idiots, silly children, revengeful murdered persons, suicidcs and the like.

These all assombtadas to be endowed with super- normal power to do what they please, unrestrained after death, independently, notwithstanding the fact that spiritualists insist that phenomena can occur only through instrumentality of a medium, a mere tool of the departed.


Moreover, what becomes of the souls of the normal and super-normnal persons? Again, why do so few of the millions departed seem- ingly assert themselves? I have slept in cemeteries, in haunted houses and rooms where murders have been committed, and outside of an un- comfortable feeling from loss of sleep have never had any experiences. In one haunted house in particular that I in- vestigated at four o’clock in the mnorning, dishes would rattle and fall, doors would swing open, and things placed on the shelves would be thrown on the floor.

This content downloaded from He al- ways ignores the fool side, and gives im- portance to the willingness to believe. Page seems like a re-hash of stories they used to tell about the Davenport brothers.

Camlile “Biography of the Broth- ers Davenport,” p. On page 14I, he shuns accepting a rational explanation and plausible camiloe and persists in press- ing his claim to phenomenal mystery.

Up to page i58 Flammarion believes all the stories told him.

He has made a business of gathering them by mail and otherwise, and he says: But the strictest honesty obliges me to announce them. He has proved nothing and cannot prove any- thing, which is acknowledged on page i58 thus: Nearly eighteen pages are devoted to the narration by “the celebrated naturalist Russell Wallace,” merely another hearsay, and dating back to I89I thirty-four years of “extraordinary phenomena that took place in I fifty-eight years agoand as a summary of these eighteen pages Flammarion asks: They prove, like the preceding ones, that there are haunted houses, and that those who deny their existence either dasas not know the facts or act in bad faith.

We cannot take all the observers for hallucinated persons. Statement is simpler camillr ex- planation. He does not attempt to explain anything be- yond his personal belief, and that he has implicit confidence in each and every one who has cqsas him, aggregating hun- dreds of letters. Flammarion apparently follows the teaching of my friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, believing all he hears and sees that is favorable, without the casaa spark of evidence in substantiation.

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I have warned SirArthur against several mediums. I have informed him regarding Daven- port’s confession to me, but nevertheless he will write things as he originally fllammarion lieved, and Flammarion apparently works the same way.

Edited by Max Ebert. Walter de Gruyter and Com- fla,marion, I, i The remarkable progress in European pre-history is herc for the first time re- flected in an encyclopaedia of great erudi- tion and thoroughness. The editor, who is a professor at Konigsberg, has asso- ciated with him nearly one hundred col- laborators representing the best scholar- ship of Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and other north European coun- tries as well as Spain, Italy and Austria.

Among them are numbered such names as those of Guthe of Leipsig, Reche of Vienna, Thurnwald, Flammxrion and This content downloaded from Albion Woodbury Small [pp. A New Social Experiment [pp.

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