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Brief history of Helen.
Helen Duncan is probably one of the most famous and gifted physical mediums in
the history of spiritualism, her gifts enabled the spirit people to actually
perform full bodied manifestations.
During the 1930s & 1940s Helen was travelling the length of Britain giving
people demonstrations of physical manifestations in their churches and home
circles. All this was achieved whilst Helen was in a deep trance state which
allowed the ectoplasm to ooze from here, creating the full bodied manifestation
of the sitters loved ones. One event which left to a dark period in her life
was the materialisation of a dead sailor from His Majesty's Ship "Barham" who
appeared and announced the fate of himself and the ship three months before it
was officially reported by the authorites. Because of the paranoia of the
British authorities during war time Britain many people in charge were worried
that she was either some sort of spy or that she had the potential to release
sensitive information regarding the D-Day Normandy Landings. With paranoia
brewing, one of her séances was infiltrated by plain clothes police officers
masquerading as members of the public. The officers stood up during the séance
and made a grab for the ectoplasm but fortunately this time round the spirit
world was able to dematerialise the substance before they could catch it.
She was then arrested and charged with an old 1735 witchcraft Act and accused
of taking money for fraudulent purposes, she was then sent to the notorious
Holloway prison whilst they built a case against her. Her defence wisely
decided that the best way to prove her gifts were real was to demonstrate
physical manifestation in the witness box. This panicked the defence in case
she actually pulled it off because their intentions weren't really to proof if
she was genuine or not but to lock her away as they believed she had the
potential to give away sensitive war time secrets, which was never how Helen
worked. Her only crime was to give evidence of life after death. Anyway, in the
end the courts decided that she was plain dishonest and sent her to prison for
After her release Helen had a strong calling from the spirit world to continue
her work, but things were to get much worse as her gift and loyalty to serve
eventually killed her.
In November 1956 Police raided a séance she was giving, during the proceedings
a plain clothed policeman stood up and blew his whistle
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to signal the start of the raid, at this point the Police committed the worst
possible sin when working with physical manifestation, they grabbed the medium
whilst she was in a trance. This caused the ectoplasm to retract into her with
so much speed that it caused second degree burns across here stomach. She was
rushed to hospital but died of her injuries five weeks later.
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