at the chapel the spirit lamp was taken out and placed onto the ground, he
connected the cell and the bulb and tested the switch, Yes! It worked, he turned
it off and then began to call upon any spirits present to make themselves
a minute or two, he asked again, “Spirits, come forth I mean thee no harm, I
come with love and light.” With these words the bulb began to flicker, even though the switch was off and no hand touched the Spirit Lamp at all.The air
grew colder and the medium shuddered, part fear, part delight, for he knew not what was about to happen!
medium asked a simple question, are you there?
spirit lamp bulb flashed once…Indicating, Yes!
night grew ever darker the spirit lamp continued to answer the mediums
questions, flashing once for yes and twice for no, with three flashes for
night turned into day and the medium grew weary from his nights encounters with the
spirits, he cleansed the spirit lamp, and he made his way home to his lodgings.
continued to use the board in several places, Warstone Lane cemetery, St Paul’s
Church where the ghost of a police officer is said to wander the square looking
out for lost souls from one of the many public houses in the area. From his
records of his encounters with the spirits, he spent four years contacting the
dead in various places around the area but he always returned to the Key Hill
Cemetery area as this produced most of his spiritual communication. This may
have been his downfall as and we only have the accounts of witnesses at the
time, but he was found wandering around the cemetery carrying his spirit lamp, screaming and clawing manically at the empty catacombs that once had housed
the earthly remains of the long departed, these remains had long being removed
as the bodies had been placed in lead lined coffins and sealed, this proved
fool hardly as there were no escape paths for the various gases that one
produces after death and this lead to spectacular eruptions of mesmeric
proportions of putrid body parts and the noxious liquids that they carried with
them that oozed from the catacombs. The remains of these poor unfortunates were
buried elsewhere maybe in the cemetery, maybe not….but one thing is quite sure
from the now crazed ramblings of the medium, that is the spirits of the
departed certainly did not like their earthly remains being moved. The medium
was committed to Winson Green Asylum later to be called Birmingham City Asylum
he stayed there mainly in isolation from what we could gather from the very
patchy records that we did manage to track down until he died of natural causes
in 1906. There was no post mortem and the records for this period circa 1906 are
now closed with a “Do not serve or search order” on them? We applied to see
them and were told they no longer exist?
Where this poor medium was buried
remains a mystery to this day, though we think it was probably one of the many
paupers burial grounds around the Asylum.
thing is for sure whatever sent the medium into a state of crazed mental
instability is certainly still around today, though the catacombs in the
cemetery are now bricked up and sealed a few remain open. Maybe to allow the
spirits to come and go as they please. As upon visiting the cemetery one feels
a certain sense of overpowering oppression and overwhelming sorrow.
our story ends only to say what remained and what you now hold in your hands is
a spirit lamp build to the schematics found in the mediums possessions that
were bought from general public auction when the asylum finally closed in the
We think it was a most fortunate find at such a macabre auction, but we will let you decide this for yourselves.....
taken a long time to find someone with the skill to build the Spirit Lamp and
someone even braver to test it out.
confirm that we have tested this seemingly innocent Spirit Lamp and the results
have been close to unbelievable.
the Spirit lamp with respect and I’m sure the results you see and maybe feel
will be amazing.
only left to say go forth into the unknown and be safe.
How the board works (A performance view)
only fair to say that while the story of the Spirit lamp is all well and good
it needs to be explained how the Spirit Lamp works. As you can see there is a
label albeit it faded and dusty that explains that the bulb will flash once for
a YES, Twice for NO and Three times for MAYBE. Of course you can make this
spirit lamp flash as often or as little as you like once you know the secret
behind the workings of this box.
So how does it work, well as popular
spiritualism states all spirits bring about a change in energy to the
surrounding area they are in, this energy can be channeled and electrical
devices if sensitive enough can pick up on these changes and if the devices are
built to certain specifications they will allow the spirits to channel their
energy into this world through these devices.
The Spirit Lamp is one such device
and while quite crude in its workings, it works well and allows the departed
spirit to speak to us via a series of flashes of a bulb.
Indeed one can ask the
spirit to speak via the bulb by say selecting an object from a pile on a table
or a book for example by flashing a certain number of times, say you want to
test a spirits knowledge of a subject you could ask them to flash the bulb 5
times in quick succession or indeed twice slowly. The choice is yours, just
make sure you treat the spirit with the same respect you would expect to be
treated with yourself.
will receive the following.
handmade spirit lamp to the very specification of the original.
necessary something that will make the spirit lamp work under all séance
instructions along with the story and background to the spirit lamp,that will
further cement into the minds of the spectators that this device is real.
the history included in the story are based on real places and can be
researched further if you so wish, the character in our case the medium is complete
The spirit lamp is sold for entertainment
spirit lamp is covered by a full lifetime warranty which
covers all electronics apart from the bulbs and batteries.
One word of warning do not drop or throw the spirit
lamp, or immerse it in a bucket of water, this may stop the spirit lamp from
Disclaimer:- This Spirit Lamp, the contains and all instructions are for
entertainment purposes only, any other worldly powers you may appear to have
will be of your own doing. We are not responsible in anyway, shape or form any
misdoings you may or may not have when using this Spirit Lamp.
We can certify that this board has been handmade and gimmicked with our
electronics and will only work in the ways stated above.
Enjoy the magic and please remember it is a magic trick!