The Epworth Phenomena

Author: Dudley Wright
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,363 / 91 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.6
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 3,277
Added to site: 2006.06.26 13843
Genres: Non-fiction, Occult

To which are appended certain Psychic Experiences recorded by John Wesley in the pages of his journal.

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to me), or that Emily Wesley experienced similar things with doors and latches. So with the knockings, which Dr Crawford obtains at will, under excellent conditions. The Wesley raps were no more extraordinary, as described, than those at the Belfast circle; rather less so, in fact.** As to the other noises, the crashing among the bottles, which, however, were not broken, is rather specially interesting to me, for a friend of mine has frequently heard the same sort of thing in his own house; a sound as if all the crockery in the house were smashed all at once, yet nothing is found broken. I am compelled to believe in my friend's experience, and in its supernormality and probable objectivity-actual atmospheric vibration-because others hear it also. This friend has also "watched" footsteps descending the stairs in broad daylight, the sounds changing when they reached the bottom, where there was linoleum instead of carpet. There was no naughty little girl in the house, but my friend seems to have a mediumistic w


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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
Greg B.

Interesting story of a haunting from 1716-1717 in the UK. multiple witnesses. This is followed by several ghost stories from the 1700's.
Greg B.

C. Alan Loewen

The family of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism, experienced over a period of a few months, the phenomena of a poltergeist. Author Wright has compounded letters from the family to each other discussing the experiences and the impact of the haunting on their lives.

Included are brief sections of John Wesley's journal as he notes his adventures exploring paranormal events and his interviews with those who experienced them.

For lovers of paranormal mysteries, the book is a fun read. For those wishing to explore the interests and thoughts of John Wesley, the book adds a little known perspective on the great evangelist of what became known as the Great Awakening.

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