Patrick Proctor Alexander - Spiritualism: A Narrative with a Discussion – 12 Miss J assured me that once, when the accordion was playing of itself, she distinctly saw a hand appear, take hold of the keys, and then vanish
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A description of the experience
SPIRITUALISM: A NARRATIVE WITH A DISCUSSION. BY PATRICK PROCTOR ALEXANDER, M.A.,
Miss J , the young lady seated next me, who, as a niece of Mrs. D , had seen much of the phenomena, at this juncture assured me that once, when the accordion was thus playing of itself, as it seemed, she distinctly saw a hand appear, take hold of the keys, make a pass or two, and then vanish. As not inclined to quite believe this, I asked if she was sure it was not the work of imagination.
'Oh no !’ she replied, ‘ it could not possibly be that; for I am not in the least an imaginative person;’ which seemed feminine, and not entirely conclusive.
In discussing the matter with me later, this young lady (though entirely believing) confessed she had doubts whether it was quite proper, as she did not find any warrant for it in Scripture. (She forgot, apparently, the Witch of Endor, who seems to have been a medium of near as much power as Mr. Home.)
Her notion seemed vaguely to be, that the Devil might be somehow concerned in it ; and perhaps, as the father of lies, he had really a good deal to do with it; though, in this sense, as I have said, neither Dr. Findlater nor myself could press a conviction home to him.