Sisters were known to be famous for being
the creators of spiritualism. The spirits
communicate with people known as psychics and mediums. That is what you
can call the Fox sisters. The names of the three sisters were Margaret, Kate
and Leah Fox. In 1848, the sisters lived in Hydesville, New York. The Fox sisters started to believe in
spirits because they heard unusual
noises throughout the house they lived in. They were convinced the house was haunted. The
noises they would hear included furniture being move and knocking. The fox
sisters decided to come up with a prank to scare the mother into believing in the bad spirits and ghost in
the house. After all, the mother didn’t
need a prank to be convinced that there was a ghost in house. She started to
ask questions to the ghost by asking it to knock and answers the questions
getting ask by moments in the house. Soon after, The Fox family found out there
was a murder in their house two
years earlier. The spirit was known as an older man in his early thirties
who was married with five children
of his own. That is when the sisters started to communicate with spirits. The
Fox sisters claimed that they could receive
messages for people from different
spirits amongst the dead. The
sisters started to perform rapping’s
that were similar to the noises happening in the house. For example, the
fox sisters used their toes for the
crackling noises. The noises in the house
triggered the Fox sisters to produce creative ideas about spiritual rapping’s.
The sisters perform their very first rapping at Corinthian Hall in
Rochester. The sisters wanted people to believe in spirits after the rapping’s to prove they could communicate
with spirits, and can deliver
messages from the spirits. Many people in the 1800's questioned the Fox
sisters on if the rapping’s were
real. Did the Fox sisters communicate with spirits? It was even more difficult
to believe because one of the
sisters claimed that communicating
with the spirits were fake as well as the rapping’s
that were performed in the 1800's.
Until this day the world has no evidence that the rapping’s were real or fake. We will never
know if the Fox sisters really communicated with spirits. The fox sisters
will always be famous for their mysterious and suspenseful performances.
Bann, Jennifer. "Ghostly Hands and Ghostly Agency:
The Changing Figure of the Nineteenth-Century Specter." Victorian
Studies 51.4 (2009): 663-85.
"Speaking With Spirits." Skeptic 19.2 (2014): 65. Academic
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Stuart, Nancy Rubin. "The Raps Heard Around The World." American
History 40.3 (2005): 42-80. Academic Search Premier. 8 Oct. 2016, http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.usca.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=11&sid=657367c5-b699-4264-bdde-ec45603b2b42%40sessionmgr102&hid=113
Walliss, John. "Continuing Bonds: Relationships Between The Living And
The Dead Within Contemporary Spiritualism." Mortality 6.2 (2001):
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Williams, Kathy. Western Folklore 69.1 (2010): 131-32. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.usca.edu:2048/stable/pdf/25735293.pdf.
Links for Further
Valente, K. G. ""Who Will Explain the Explanation?": The
Ambivalent Reception of Higher Dimensional Space in the British Spiritualist
Press, 1875-1900." Victorian Periodicals Review 41.2 (2008):
from the web, the John Hopkins University, gives information on how spiritualism begun.
Also, it provides who was involve in creating spiritualism.
Monroe, John. "Making the Séance "Serious": "Tables
Tournantes" and Second Empire Bourgeois Culture, 1853-1861." History
of Religions 38.3 (1999): 219-46. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.usca.edu:2048/stable/40587440.
This web source, from University of Chicago, provides information about the Fox
sisters experiences in the house that influence them to communicate with
spirits. It gives information about the spiritual rapping performed by the Fox
Kattelman, Beth A. "Magic, Monsters, and Movies: America's Midnight
Ghost Shows." Theatre Journal 62.1 (2010): 23-39. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.usca.edu:2048/stable/40587440.
This web source, from the John Hopkins University, provides information about
how spiritualism grew after the world heard about the Fox sister’s experiences.
People started to be involved in the sisters spiritual rapping performances.