Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home - 10 Dr. Elliotson’s ‘ghost’ follows them rapping on the banisters and stairs
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
EXPERIENCES IN SPIRITUALISM WITH MR. D. D. HOME. BY VISCOUNT ADARE, [Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin 1841-1926] WITH INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE EARL OF DUNRAVEN. [Viscount Adare's father] 
No. 10 Seance
I arrived at home about half an hour before Home. Soon after we had gone to bed we both heard the hall door loudly slammed. I said, “Oh, Dan, you have left the door open, and someone has come in !"
He declared he had locked it, and put the chain up; however, we both got up and went down to see what was the matter. I found the hall door locked and the chain up, and the study and dining room doors both wide open.
I went into the study and heard raps, I then went out to where Home was standing in the entry, and we heard raps on the floor. He said, “0h, I am sure it is dear old Dr. Elliotson,''
“Yes," was rapped.
I then said, “In that case I suppose no burglars came in and we may go to bed again?"
“Yes," was rapped.
We went upstairs, Dr. Elliotson-following us rapping on the banisters and stairs. After we had got into bed-again we heard heavy footsteps walking about the room, and raps in various places. Home carried on a conversation with Dr. Elliotson for a little time, asking questions and receiving answers to them by raps.
He (Dr. Elliotson) told us that he had not suffered pain in passing away, and that he had found the other world very much what he had expected it to be; that he had not intended to frighten us by making a sound as of slamming the door, and that he would be more careful not to make so much noise in future; but that as yet he had only imperfect control over physical manifestations; that he had followed Home to the house, and was glad to be near him, &c. Home and I talked about him for some little time, he joining in our conversation, assenting or dissenting by means of raps.
Two days after this as we were getting up, about 10 o'clock, a bright sun shining into the room, loud raps came upon the floor, &c., and a long message of a private character was given to Home.