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Spooky Times with Eric D

Oct 2, 2016

Eric Dwinnells and guest co-host Tom Cole are back to talk about talking to the dead! Specifically, they are talking about The Fox Sisters (Maggie, Kate, and Leah). In 1849, a series of strange noises started to emanate seemingly from nowhere in the Fox family home. The family could discover no natural explanation for the sudden knockings, cracks, and bangs so they decided it must be a spirit (naturally!).Ma Fox was unnerved, but the younger daughters (Maggie and Kate) thought of it as new kind of game and started to try to work out ways to communicate with the spirits. When older sister Leah discovered she hd the ability to speak to the spirits too, that's when things really got interesting! Acting as their manager, Leah took Maggie and Leah on a cross country tour that last many years.

It was the birth of spiritualism which became all the rage sweeping the western world from the mid 19th to the early 20th century. And it all started with two girls in upstate New York...but was it all a hoax? Were the girls producing these noises themselves? What was their life like on tour with sister /manager Leah? And whatever happened to Maggie and Kate? Find out tonight!

Also Eric talks about his run-in with the real life Patch Adams and drops so BIG news about his official involvement in the Salem Witch Trials of 2016!!!!

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