Gambier Bolton, Robert – Ghosts in Solid Form – Experiment 08 Test with a deep trance Sensitive, resulting in the materialisation of a female entity who then dematerialised gradually like the Cheshire cat
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
EXPERIMENT No. 8
Place — Wilton Crescent London, S. W. Sensitive D male, aged about 34.
Whilst this (male) Sensitive was seated in a corner of the room, and wedged in there tightly by the ring of Sitters grouped round him-Sitter No. 1 being not more than three feet from him — a female entity appeared, who at once walked out amongst the Sitters and stood talking to them for more than five minutes. When at a distance of about eight feet from the Sensitive, one of the legs of the wooden chair on which he was seated suddenly gave way, and he fell forward into my arms, as I happened to be the Sitter No. 1 and nearest to him. He was in deep trance, breathing heavily and groaning slightly.
Contrary to our expectations, the entity was not nearly so startled as were the Sitters, her first thought being for him. She stood perfectly still at the spot where she had been at the moment of the accident, and directly we had propped up the chair temporarily, and had placed the unconscious Sensitive upon the seat once more, she walked slowly towards him and then de-materialised, as she often used to do, passing to all appearances through the floor.
This was always an interesting portion of the experiment to watch. The feet and ankles would first disappear; then slowly the legs, up to the hips, would sink downwards; next the body up to the neck followed- after a few words of farewell — by the face, the top of the head remaining for about thirty seconds on the surface of the floor, the dazzling white of the drapery, in which the head had been draped during the appearance of the entity in our midst, showing plainly above the dark-coloured carpet. The de- materialisation lasted for about a minute and a quarter from first to last, and was clearly visible, by artificial light, to all present on every occasion.