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Sir A Turner's Psychic Experiences

Scary Books: Indian Ghost Stories
: S. Mukerji

General Sir Alfred Turner's psychic experiences, which he related

to the London Spiritualist Alliance on May 7, in the salon of the

Royal Society of British Artists, cover a very wide field, and they

date from his early boyhood.

The most interesting and suggestive relate to the re-appearance of

Mr. Stead, says the _Daily Chronicle_. On the Sunday following the

sinking of the
itanic, Sir Alfred was visiting a medium when she

told him that on the glass of the picture behind his back the head

of a man and afterwards 'its' whole form appeared. She described

him minutely, and said he was holding a child by the hand. He had

no doubt that it was Mr. Stead, and he wrote immediately to Miss

Harper, Mr. Stead's private secretary. She replied saying that on

the same day she had seen a similar apparition, in which Mr. Stead

was holding a child by the hand.

A few days afterwards (continued Sir Alfred) at a private seance

the voice of Stead came almost immediately and spoke at length. He

told them what had happened in the last minutes of the wreck. All

those who were on board when the vessel sank soon passed over, but

they had not the slightest notion that they were dead. Stead knew

however, and he set to work to try and tell these poor people that

they had passed over and that there was at any rate no more

physical suffering for them. Shortly afterwards he was joined by

other spirits, who took part in the missionary work.

Mr. Stead was asked to show himself to the circle. He said 'Not

now, but at Cambridge House.' At the meeting which took place

there, not everybody was sympathetic, and the results were poor,

except that Mr. Stead came to them in short sharp flashes dressed

exactly as he was when on earth.

Since then, said Sir Alfred, he had seen and conversed with Mr.

Stead many times. When he had shown himself he had said very

little, when he did not appear he said a great deal. On the

occasion of his last appearance he said: 'I cannot speak to you.

But pursue the truth. It is all truth.'

I am confident, Sir Alfred declared, that Mr. Stead will be of the

greatest help to those of us who, on earth, work with him and to

others who believe.