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The term whistleblower derives from
the practice of English bobbies, who
would blow their whistles when they
noticed the commission of a crime.
The whistle would alert both law enforcement
officers and the general public of
danger. Most whistleblower's are internal
paranormal group whistleblower's,
who report misconduct to a fellow
investigator or established ones within
Debunking The Paranormal
I wish I had a nickel for all the
people who have come to me telling
me secrets of false paranormal investigations
that some of our out front greats
put forth. Why do they do it? For
the truth or personal games? To destroy
someone's creditability in the field,
or to pump up their own standings.
But personally I believe we need tois
ying and yang in all areas of the
world. Those who believe and those
that do not, that's what makes the
world go round. Right !?!
So you want to become
famous or infamous in the paranormal
Becoming a debunker is easy. Easier
then becoming well known in the paranormal
haunted business field as a legitimate
person. It always seems to bring either
respect or ridicule to either parties
but it certainly shifts the haunted
spotlight from one to the other.
Harry Houdini was a spiritualist
or paranormal whistleblower, so are
today well known magicians James Randi
and Penn Fraser Jillette & Raymond
Joseph Teller. They try to expose
those fraudulent in the field of the
strange weird and debunk the paranormal
claims of those that fall under their
ever watchful eye. Whistle blowing
in the opinion of some is just what
the doctor ordered to clear out the
unscrupulous Investigators groups
and paranormal writers that have mislead
the public. But the eye of the public
is often blind. Unless you can make
a name for yourself.
Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 –
October 31, 1926) whose birth name
in Hungary was Erik Weisz (which was
changed to Ehrich Weiss when he immigrated
to the United States), was a Hungarian
American magician, escapologist (widely
regarded as one of the greatest ever)
and stunt performer, as well as a
skeptic and investigator of spiritualists,
film producer and actor. Harry Houdini
forever changed the world of magic
In the 1920s, after the death of
his beloved mother, Cecilia, he turned
his energies toward debunking self-proclaimed
psychics and mediums, a pursuit that
would inspire and be followed by later-day
conjurers Milbourne Christopher, James
Randi, Martin Gardner, P.C. Sorcar,
Criss Angel, and Penn and Teller.
Houdini's magical training allowed
him to expose frauds who had successfully
fooled many scientists and academics.
He was a member of a Scientific American
committee which offered a cash prize
to any medium who could successfully
demonstrate supernatural abilities.
Thanks to the contributions and skepticism
of Houdini and four other committee
members, the prize was never collected.
As his fame as a "ghostbuster"
grew, Houdini took to attending séances
in disguise, accompanied by a reporter
and police officer. Possibly the most
famous medium whom he debunked was
the Boston medium Mina Crandon, also
known as "Margery". Houdini
chronicled his debunking exploits
in his book, A Magician Among the
Spirits. But yet Houdini still be
lived in real ghosts and the afterlife.
These activities cost Houdini the
friendship of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Conan
Doyle, a firm believer in Spiritualism
during his later years, refused to
believe any of Houdini's exposés.
Conan Doyle actually came to believe
that Houdini was a powerful spiritualist
medium, had performed many of his
stunts by means of paranormal abilities
and was using these abilities to block
those of other mediums that he was
'debunking' (see Conan Doyle's The
Edge of The Unknown, published in
1931, after Houdini's death). This
disagreement led to the two men becoming
public antagonists. Gabriel Brownstein
has written a fictionalized account
of the meetings of Houdini, Conan
Doyle, and "Margery" in
The Man from Beyond: A Novel (2005).
Houdini demonstrates how a photographer
could produce fraudulent "spirit
photographs" that documented
the apparition and social interaction
of deceased individuals
Houdini died of peritonitis resulting
from appendicitis in Detroit, Michigan,
at Grace Hospital in room 401 at 1:26
P.M. on October 31, 1926, Halloween.
He is buried at Machpelah Cemetery,
82-30 Cypress Hills Street, Queens,
New York. His entire family is buried
there, mother, father, sister and
brothers - but not his wife Bess.
A plot next to Harry was planned for
her, but she couldn't be laid to rest
there, because Machpelah is a Jewish
cemetery, and Bess was Catholic. Bess
Houdini died on a train in California
enroute to NYC, and is buried at the
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Stevens and
Bradhurst Avenues, Hawthorne, New
The 2006 book The Secret Life of
Houdini by Kalush and Sloman has an
account of Conan Doyle's involvement
with the camp of "Margery"
and presents personal letters showing
that Conan Doyle and Mina's husband
strongly believed that revenging spirits
(not persons) would soon kill Houdini
for hiding the "truth".
The book further proposes Conan Doyle's
campaign to hijack Houdini's legacy
when a Spiritualist minister friend
of Conan Doyle, Rev. Arthur Ford ,
conspired with him to bring messages
from Houdini and his mother back from
the grave in séances, including
one on the roof of the Knickerbocker
Hotel, which would further the Spiritualists'
agenda. According to the book, Houdini's
wife felt so depressed that she actually
tried to commit suicide on the eve
of the séance. There is no
mention of the fact that, twelve days
after the séance, Bess Houdini
wrote a moving letter to Walter Winchell,
the columnist, which was published
in the Graphic, denying the words
she received from her deceased husband
were given to Ford by herself, denying
the charge Bess and Ford had conspired
together to perform a publicity stunt
to further their careers in the entertainment
industry. She trusted Ford's reading.
Neither is there any mention of the
fact that the Houdini code was already
widely known by the public months
before the séance.
Fearing that spiritualists would
exploit his legacy by pretending to
contact him after his death, Houdini
left his wife a secret code -- ten
words chosen at random from a letter
written by Conan Doyle -- that he
would use to contact her from the
afterlife. According to The Secret
Life of Houdini, this fear of the
Spiritualists was well-founded: Arthur
Conan Doyle's campaign to hijack Houdini's
legacy came to a head when a Spiritualist
minister friend of Conan Doyle, Rev.
Arthur Ford, conspired with him to
bring alleged messages from Houdini
and his mother back from the grave
in séances. The Secret Life
of Houdini alleges that Bess Houdini
was ill and self-medicating with alcohol
(other accounts add that she was taking
pain medication after a bad fall ,
and Ford may have talked her into
conspiring to assist him in creating
the impression he had contacted Houdini's
spirit. The book also states that
Houdini's wife felt so depressed that
she actually tried to commit suicide
on the eve of the séance.
Ford claimed to have gotten other
spirit messages pertaining to Houdini.
In 1928, he said he had heard from
Houdini's mother, who had said "forgive".
However, Bess had mentioned to a reporter
the previous year that an authentic
message from Cecily would include
At the séance, Ford claimed
to have contacted both Houdini and
his deceased mother via Ford's spirit
guide "Fletcher", and stated
that the message received was in the
pre-arranged code worked out by Houdini
and Bess before Houdini's death. A
brief letter supposedly signed by
Bess Houdini appeared, which read
in full: "Regardless of any statements
made to the contrary, I wish to declare
that the message, in its entirety,
and in the agreed upon sequence, given
to me by Arthur Ford, is the correct
message pre-arranged between Mr. Houdini
and myself." On January 10, 1929,
New York Graphic reporter Rea Jaure
filed a story entitled "Houdini
Message a Big Hoax!" stating
that Ford had confessed in an interview
to having paid Bess Houdini for her
cooperation, but Ford later claimed
the interviewee was an imposter. Further
muddying the waters were Bess Houdini's
conflicting statements about the success
of Ford's experiments; she is alleged
to have written an impassioned letter
to the famed columnist Walter Winchell
initially defending Ford, and a New
York Times article from January 15,
1929 has her responding to rumors
that the code had been "leaked"
in advance by stating that, "No
one but her husband and herself could
possibly have known the details of
the code. Neither overtly nor covertly
could it have been gleaned... To this
argument she clung." But by March
18,1930, both the New York Times and
Bess Houdini had modifed their stance.
"Numerous attempts to convince
Mrs. Houdini that her husband is communicating
through a medium were made,"
the Times said, "but she steadfastly
denied that any of the mediums presented
the clue by which she was to recognize
a legitimate message."
Bess Houdini held yearly séances
on Halloween for ten years after Houdini's
death, but Houdini never appeared.
In 1936, after a last unsuccessful
séance on the roof of the Knickerbocker
Hotel, she put out the candle that
she had kept burning beside a photograph
of Houdini since his death, later
(1943) saying, "ten years is
long enough to wait for any man."
The tradition of holding a séance
for Houdini continues by magicians
throughout the world to this day;
the Official Houdini séance is currently
organized by Sidney H. Radner.
1936 - On October 31, 1936, Houdini's
widow held the "Final Houdini
séance" atop of the roof of The
Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood,
California. While Houdini did not
come back, a sudden mysterious rain
storm after the memorial candle had
been extinguished led some press to
speculate this was Houdini's way of
signaling from beyond the grave. A
recording of the séance was
made and issued as a record album.
On March 22, 2007, around 80 years
after Houdini died, his grandnephew
(on his wife's side) George Hardeen
announced that the courts would be
asked to allow exhumation of Houdini's
body. The purpose was to look for
evidence that Houdini was poisoned
by Spiritualists, as suggested in
The Secret Life of Houdini. In
a statement given to the Houdini Museum
in Scranton, the family opposed the
application and suggested it was a
publicity ploy for the book.
whistleblower's, however, report misconduct
to outside persons or entities. In
these cases, depending on the information's
severity and nature, whistleblower's
may report the misconduct to lawyers,
the media, law enforcement or watchdog
agencies, or other local, state, or
Under most U.S. federal whistleblower
statutes, in order to be considered
a whistleblower, the federal employee
must have reason to believe his or
her employer has violated some law,
rule or regulation; testify or commence
a legal proceeding on the legally
protected matter; or refuse to violate
the law. If disclosure is specifically
prohibited by law or executive order,
disclosure may be considered treason.
However, no whistleblower's have been
tried for treason in the United States,
and it is not officially treasonous
to report illegal conduct by government
Some try to limit the impact of whistle
blowing by arguing that "role-prescribed"
whistleblower's (e.g. quality control
personnel or internal auditors) are
not whistleblower's in the traditional
sense because they are employed in
order to blow whistles. However, U.S.
courts have uniformly held that such
whistleblower's are protected from
Many U.S. federal courts do not distinguish
between internal and external whistleblowing.
For example, in the field of federal
environmental whistleblowing, federal
courts have protected only internal
whistleblowing as a matter of public
policy, holding that whistleblower
statutes encourage the free flow of
information, and that internal whistleblowing
helps resolve problems as soon as
Ideas about whistleblowing vary widely.
Whistleblowers are commonly seen as
selfless martyrs for public interest
and organizational accountability;
others view them as 'dobbers' or "snitches"
(slang), solely pursuing personal
glory and fame. Because the majority
of cases are very low-profile and
receive little or no media attention
and because whistleblowers who do
report significant misconduct are
usually put in some form of danger
or persecution, the latter view is
generally less held.
Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major
blow to government whistleblowers
when, in the case of Garcetti v. Ceballos,
04-473, it ruled that government employees
did not have protection from retaliation
by their employers under the First
Amendment of the Constitution.
The free speech protections of the
First Amendment have long been used
to shield whistleblowers from retaliation
by whistleblower attorneys. In response
to the Supreme Court decision, the
House of Representatives passed H.R.
985, the Whistleblower Protection
Act of 2007. President George W. Bush,
citing national security concerns,
promised to veto the bill should it
be enacted into law by Congress. The
Senate's version of the Whistleblower
Protection Act (S. 274), which has
significant bipartisan support, was
approved by the Senate Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs on June 13, 2007. However,
it has yet to reach a vote by Senate
as a hold has been placed on the bill
by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). According
to the National Whistleblower Center,
Coburn's hold on S. 274 has been done
to further President Bush's agenda
A paranormal investigator who researches
Paranormal Investigators claims of
ghosts and haunting's. With over 28
years in the field Stone reopens haunted
cases as well as investigates the
new claims of paranormal writers world
wide. Stone a firm believer in life
after death and ghosts believes that
to many cases today are tainted by
bad documentation or inept techniques
of poorly trained groups or individuals.
Stone states that ghosts and haunting's
are often subjective only to the individuals
that are so blessed to have had the
event occur to them personally. But
he does believe that some paranormal
occurrences do affect the public but
not to the degree that so many now
a days claims to happen so frequently.
is a ghost
is a continuous
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