A New York City Paranormal Event

R101D.jpg If you’re in New York, the Parapsychology Foundation is hosting an event on March 27th that will include a screening of a new film by their Film Archivist, Irish Artist Susan Macwilliam, and selected readings from Awareness, a book written by the medium Eileen Garrett about her psychic abilities. (Eileen Garrett was the Foundation’s co-founder.) I’ll be going!

Thursday, March 27th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Baruch College Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street, Room H763
FREE, but donations accepted.

Susan MacWilliam’s film is 13 Roland Gardens. It features Eileen Coly, Garrett’s daughter, talking about her mother’s famous R101 Airship seance, where Garrett communicated with the dead crew of the British airship which crashed in France on October 5, 1930, killing 48 people. Mrs. Coly also talks about living above the Harry Price Laboratory at 13 Roland Gardens. Price was a well known psychical researcher from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

The picture is from the Bedfordshire Library website. “National feeling surrounding the disaster was huge; the funeral procession through London was watched by thousands. The bodies were then taken by special train to Bedford to be laid to rest in a communal grave in Cardington cemetery.”

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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6 thoughts on “A New York City Paranormal Event

  1. Sorry this is out of place, but I couldn’t add it to the Feb. 28 posting. Chimp update: I bought the video mentioned on the Save the Chimps website — a PBS Nature video. It came today, and I’ve watched it twice already. I’m going to send it to my brother, so he’ll know where the donation in his name birthday present is going. But first I want my 80 year old father to watch it, because he’s busy making things to send to the New Mexico facility — the website says “they don’t have much to look at” at that facility. After seeing the video, I’d say that’s a gross understatement.

  2. Your father is making things to send to the chimps? You have the best family in all the world.

  3. It’s events like this that make me regret ever having left New York. Do let everyone know how it goes!

  4. You might enjoy reading Nevil Shute Norway’s autobiography “Slide Rule”. He was one of the principal engineers on the R100, the privately funded counterpart to the R101. The R100 worked well but was scrapped because of the R101.

    As a kid, I read Nevil Shute’s novels because my parents had them in paperback and I read whatever was available. I finally got around to reading everything he wrote, including the autobiography. Really interesting stuff.

  5. Wait, isn’t he the On the Beach guy? Going to google now … ohmygod he is and all these other things. What an interesting guy! I had no idea. Now I’m very curious about him! Where should I start? Should I start with the autobriography?

    And Weston, yes, I will!

  6. You could do worse than to start with the bio. I loved “Trustee from the Toolroom” the best, I think. And “A Town Like Alice” was based on true events in WWII. It is also called “The Legacy”, depending on when and where it was published.

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