Harry Price – A scientific examination of Rudi Schneider – 07 Conclusions
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Rudi Schneider – A scientific examination of his mediumship, compiled by Harry Price (Honorary Director, National Laboratory of Psychical Research)
Who or what is Olga? After many seances and 'confidential' talks with 'her' I am completely at a loss to know whether she is really a figment of Rudi's subconscious mind or actually a discarnate entity. But I must admit that I-and I am speaking for myself only-have discovered no evidence that she is a spirit. However attractive the spirit hypothesis may be, I cannot honestly say we have proved that Olga is anything except perhaps a creation of Rudi's trance-state. I am quite convinced that there is nothing in the Lola Montez myth, and no one knows that better than Olga!
Personally, I have never heard her say that she is Lola Montez, and she conveniently shelved every question concerning this notorious international adventuress. Which reminds me that the reader is still unacquainted with the contents of Major de Montmorency's letter, in which he describes the adventure which overtook his uncle. (See Third Seance, Second Series.) This is a copy of the letter:
'ST. JAMES's STREET, S.W.1
21st November 1929
'DEAR MR. PRICE,
'With reference to our conversation on the telephone this morning, my uncle, to whom I referred, was Mr. Francis Leigh of Rosegarland, Co. Wexford, Ireland. As he was born in 1815, in 1840 he must have been 25 years of age; he was then-or had been-a lieutenant in the 10th Hussars. 'In Paris, in about 1840, Lola Montez became his mistress, and one day in a fit of jealousy she seized a pistol and fired it at my uncle; my uncle, in order to escape, jumped out of the window. As Lola Montez's apartment was on the rez de chaussee, my uncle escaped with a shaking.
(Signed) HERVEY DE MONTMORENCY