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Szalay, Attila - The ghostly arm folded back upon itself like an accordion and disappeared from view

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026369

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

The Mediumship of Attila von Szalay – Raymond Bayless [from Experiences of a Psychical Researcher]

Other odd psychical manifestations have occurred with Mr. von Szalay besides his "voices."

Some years back he was moving his studio, and I was helping him in this not so cheery task. We had finished the day's work, and he had retired to his old studio and I, rather than face a long, tiring ride home, stayed for the night in the new studio. I had gone to bed and was idly looking about the room, which was lighted by a streetlight, when on a closet door (to which for purposes of decoration he had fastened some sheets of metal foil paper) I heard sounds exactly as though human hands were scrabbling about on its surface.

I looked directly at the door but could see nothing which could have caused these sounds normally. The strange sounds died away, ending a very interesting and curious incident which I believe to have been of paranormal origin.

One of the strangest occurrences which I witnessed with Mr. von Szalay took place one evening in his studio while he was in his kitchen. I was sitting in the fully lighted main room facing a darkened hallway when I saw shooting out from behind the doorway a white, cloudy object about the size of a human arm. It instantly shot out into view and just as quickly returned to its place of origin.

 Its method of return was so very strange, so completely fantastic, that I almost hesitate to put it to paper. However, like Carrington, I have nerved myself to offer this peculiar event. The "arm," to call it that, which was in a position within height range for a normal arm, apparently folded back upon itself like an accordion and disappeared from view. This weird motion was so fantastic that I sat in amazement for a few seconds and then immediately described the incident to Mr. von Szalay, who had been in my range of vision all the while.

The source of the experience

Szalay, Attila von

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