"We're All Mad Here…."
On April 11, 1923, Houdini visited the First Spiritualist Temple in Los Angeles to investigate a recent ghostly phenomena that had drawn headlines. A year before, Mrs. Mary Fairfield McVickers had stated that when she die a photo should be taken of her casket at 5 o’clock on the day of her funeral and that she would appear. When McVickers did die, a photograph was taken precisely as requested during her funeral at the First Spiritualist Temple on March 23, 1923. Sure enough, on the photo appeared several smudges of light that resembled faces hovering above Mrs. Vickers’ earthly remains.