Houdini & Doyle
THE SKEPTIC AND THE BELIEVER
Houdini and the famous author of Sherlock
Holmes were great friends. They both attended
many seances and shared an interest in spiritualism. Doyle and
his wife even went so far as to hold a seance for Houdini and
his wife Bess. The purpose of the seance was to contact Houdini's
dead mother. Doyle's wife claimed to have made contact, but Houdini
remained skeptical. The incident put a strain on their friendship.
They were to battle again over the
Sir Doyle was absolutely convinced that the medium from Boston was genuine.
Houdini was called in to investigate the Margery case and soon
Doyle and Houdini were exchanging angry words in the press.