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People/Characters: Margaret Fox

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Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum
Ghosts: A Haunted History by Lisa Morton
The High Constable and the Rochester Rappers [short story] by Maan MeyersMaggie
The Magic Detectives: Join Them in Solving Strange Mysteries by Joe Nickell
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography by Jean H. Baker

Character description

Margaret Fox (1836–1893) was an American Spiritualist, born in Bath, Canada. In approximately 1848, in Hydesville, Wayne, County, NY, the Foxes claimed to hear rapping noises, which appeared to emit from the walls and furniture, in their residence. Margaret and her two sisters, Catherine and Leah, discovered that by means of a given code, communication could be established with presumably supernatural agency by which the raps were produced. The Fox sisters gave public séances in America and Europe. Margaret confessed to being fraud, and then retracted the confession.

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