Monday, July 16, 2012

Margery the Medium - Cemetery


Mina Stinson Crandon, better known as Margery the Medium was born in Canada in 1888. She became famous as a Boston Medium who came up against Harry Houdini. Controversy still exists today as to exactly what took place. Margery claimed Houdini tried to sabotage her and did things to make her appear fake. He denied it.

However, some claim that Jim Collins admitted after Houdini had died that he placed a ruler in the 'Margery Box' to try and make it appear that Margery was a fake. On top of that he claimed Houdini told him to do it. But I don't know if Jim Collins actually said this. It's terribly out of character for him.

Margery died on November 1st , 1941 in Boston. She is buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. Below is a map showing where she is buried in the cemetery. X marks the spot, approximately. Update: The red X on the map should move over to the right slightly. The grave is next to the roadside on Birch Ave.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Washington Irving Bishop's Grave



Washington Irving Bishop was a Victorian Era Mentalist/Mind Reader, or what we might think of today as a Psychic Entertainer. One of his signature feats was driving a horse drawn carriage blind folded. He got his start working with Anna Eva Fay and later Jacob Randall Brown. He had an interesting life and an even more interesting death which you can read about here, http://www.themagicdetective.com/2011/03/strange-life-death-of-washington-irving.html

Bishop is buried in the Green-wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232
He is buried in Lot 5628 Section 117