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Edison’s Talking Dolls Speak Once More

In 1890, Thomas Edison unleashed his infamous talking dolls – the first of their kind, each containing a phonograph with a pre-recorded cylinder. When played, they were intended to mimic the sounds of a young girl reciting nursery rhymes and prayers. But what consumers actually received – all 500 or so of them – was …

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The Ghost Pact: Promising to Visit from the Other Side

Speaking of Thomas Edison’s so-called spirit phone, that Discovery article I shared last night contained another snippet of info I found interesting: “[Edison] even made a pact with an engineer working with him, William Walter Dinwiddie, that the first who died ‘would try to send a message to the survivor from beyond,’ Baudouin said.” That …

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Thomas Edison’s Memoir Involving “Spirit Phone” Republished

Electronic voice phenomena and instrumental transcommunication are hot topics in the paranormal sphere, and for good reason. It’s one of those profound questions: Is there another side and, if so, can we communicate with it? It makes sense, then, that one of the world’s most famous inventors would give it a shot. According to Discovery.com, a …