John Beattie, Spiritualist

posted: 11/07/16
by: Kelly McClure

John Beattie is not the easiest spiritualist to Google, but he has a vast and notable history within the paranormal world. According to a book called The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult by Clement Cheroux, Beattie was renowned in the UK for organizing his own seances as controlled experiments and taking photographs as they were being held, often yielding beautiful and eerie results.

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Johann Zahn designed the first camera in 1685 and Beattie performed these experiments in the 1800s, making him truly a member of the first generation of paranormal investigators.

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