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Here is a curious document from the trunk of Earl Davis’ manuscripts. He describes in some detail, and with care about the particulars, an experience that he takes to be of a psychic phenomenon. This took place on the night before Halloween. Three couples, including Earl and Annie Davis, met with two who were reputed to be "impersonating mediums". One of the mediums, Mr. James T. Rhodes, went into a trance and presented himself as a deceased but very close friend of Davis'.

To our knowledge, Earl Davis never did anything with this document. It is interesting that it was bound closed, whereas most of his materials were bound open, so that the first page was visible.

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Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.

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Record [of Experience of a Psychic Phenomenon]



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