Helen Duncan was a genuine and
exceptionally-gifted materialisation medium in
whose presence the so-called 'dead'
reappeared to their love ones temporary physical
forms; and spoke with them and embraced them.
AMAZING SURVIVAL EVIDENCE, AND A FIGHT FOR
In the Second World War, Helen Duncan's
mediumship provided irrefutable evidence of the
survival of the soul after death. In one of her
seances a 'dead' sailor fully materialised
wearing his naval cap on which was written the
name of his ship HMS Barham. He stated
that this vessel had been sunk in enemy action, a
fact which the British government categorically
denied - but the 'dead' man had spoken the
truth: HMS Barham had indeed been sunk,
and not even the British War Office had yet
received this official news.
Spiritualist activists uphold that Helen Duncan
was then arrested as a spy, on the authority of
none other than Winston Churchill, Britain's
war-time Prime Minister. The government of the
day feared that her brilliant mediumship could be
a threat to national security, especially as they
were then planning the D-Day landings and
didn't want these secret details to be released
by 'dead' servicemen, who regularly appeared at
Helen Duncan was tried at the Old Bailey in
London under the antiquated 1735 Witchcraft Act.
Millions of people have come to believe that she
was found guilty through a miscarriage of
justice. In any intelligent person's estimation
her conviction was a ridiculous verdict,
especially as 40 witnesses testified to her
genuine abilities, and at least 300 others were
prepared to take the stand and vouch for her
genuine mediumistic ability. Helen even offered
to hold a seance in the courtroom under strict
test conditions, which would have proved that her
abilities were indeed genuine, but this request
was denied by the Judge. It's easy to see why
conspiracy theories abound regarding this legal
'judgement'. Helen Duncan served a term of
nine months in prison.
1951, the grossly outdated, and some would say
insulting, Witchcraft Act was replaced by the
Fraudulent Mediums Act, which at least recognised
the existence of genuine mediumship. Following
this, in 1954 by a British Act of Parliament,
Spiritualism was officially recognised as a
day, there is an active campaign to clear Helen
Click to visit The Official Helen Duncan
There's also an excellent book about Mrs Duncan's
mediumship and life, written by Alan Crossley.
It's called The
Story of Helen Duncan.
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