Ena Twigg

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Ena Twigg (1914-1984) was a British psychic medium.

Born in Kent, England on January 6, 1914 Twigg claimed psychic ability from an early age. She married Harry Twigg a soldier in the Royal Navy. Twigg became a minister of a Spiritualist Church [1] and was the first Spiritualist Medium to be interviewed on British television.

The most-publicized incident involving Twigg was her claim that she had communicated with the spirit of James Pike, Jr. a man who had committed suicide in 1966. Twigg gave Bishop Pike information to him about himself and his son James.[2]

Although Twigg denied formerly knowing anything about Pike and his son, the magician and skeptic investigator John Booth suspected that Twigg had already known information about the Pike family before the séances. Twigg had belonged to the same denomination of Bishop Pike, he had preached at a cathedral in Kent and Booth speculated that she had known information about him and his deceased son from newspapers.[3] Researcher Georgess McHargue also wrote that Twigg may have obtained information from newspapers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Buckland. (2005). The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication. Visible Ink Press. pp. 418-419. ISBN 978-1578592135
  2. ^ Jon Klimo. (1987). Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources. Jeremy P. Tarcher. p. 143. ISBN 978-1556432484
  3. ^ John Booth. (1986). Psychic Paradoxes. Prometheus Books. p. 148. ISBN 978-0879753580
  4. ^ Georgess McHargue. (1972). Facts, Frauds, and Phantasms: A Survey of the Spiritualist Movement. Doubleday. pp. 269-271. ISBN 978-0385053051 "The fact of Jim Pike's suicide had been reported in major newspapers only a month before the first seance, and it would not have required much imagination on the part of Mrs. Twigg to guess whom it was that the bishop expected to contact."

Further reading[edit]

  • Ena Twigg, Ruth Hagy Brod. (1974). Ena Twigg: Medium. W. H. Allen.
  • Roy Stemman. (1971). Medium Rare: The Psychic Life of Ena Twigg. Spiritualist Association of Great Britain.