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Slim King
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I miss Bob. Behind the scenes he was always a great help to me. I'm sad that was was never able to point him to the 2011 Magic Magazine article where they actually FOUND the Houdini Code people said never existed....
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What's sad is disingenuously posting to a 3 1/2 year old thread when your interlocutor is no longer around to offer a rebuttal. Just had to get a jab in, didn't you? Stay classy, Slim. Stay classy.

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Also adding the ridiculous "behind the scenes" thing as if for some reason Bob treated anyone different like that.
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On Mar 6, 2015, Payne wrote:
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On Mar 6, 2015, Slim King wrote:

debunk it if you can .. With real facts. Smile



From an article on the matter written by Alvin Richard Plough published in the October 1956 edition of "The Linking Ring"

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Immediately after the Ford séance broke, Mrs. Houdini was contacted by Bernard B. M. Ernst, a prominent attorney, then President of the Society of American Magicians and Harry Houdini's personal attorney.

His first words to her were "Harry would roll over in his grave if he knew what you did."

She had already admitted to Mr. Ernst that she had supplied the code to Ford and after all the publicity he was to go on a lecture tour and she was to share in the profits.

Ford also admitted this was the fact in his interview with Rea Jaure.

Ernst, Theo. Hardeen, Houdini's brother, and several close magician friends of Houdini, decided something must be done to straighten out Beatrice, so they engaged a personal manager to handle her affairs, one Edward Saint, who remained in that capacity until her death.



So not only did Bess admit her culpability in the fraud, Arthur Ford himself did so as well. This is believed to be the reason he never pursued the matter further nor tried to claim the prize money.

Dunninger even got involved in the scandal

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As soon as Joseph Dunninger read the glaring accounts in the newspaper he contacted Mrs. Houdini and she admitted to him that the code
message delivered by Ford had been mentioned in a book published by Harcourt, Bruce and Company, entitled Houdini and His Life Story.
This book had been published a year before the seance was held.

Immediately thereafter, Dunninger, as Chairman of Science and Invention Research Society, challenged Arthur Ford. The challenge which
appeared in most of the New York and Brooklyn dailies read in part:

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"If Ford has secured this message by any spiritual communication with the late Houdini, it would, to my thinking, be a simple matter for him to further, as well as for his spiritual reputation, read a sealed letter I have in my possession, which was written and addressed to me by Houdini. If his work is genuine and sincere, as he claims it to be, I am sure he would have no objection to
accept this challenge and collect $21,000 for his time and trouble".



Mr. Ford did not accept the challenge.

During the interview with Ford the girl reporter, Rea Jaure, asked him: "What are you going to do about the Dunninger challenge?"

To which Ford replied: "Oh, that is simple. I can always say that the 'spirits do not come through' ".



So it appears your claim has been Debunked with facts and has been for years and years and years.


Thank you, Payne. I knew if anyone was going to come up with a legitimately researched response, it would be you. I had read that Bess had slipped the message to Ford, but not the details.
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Rea Jaure was proven a liar at the hearing... She changed her name and fled New York after she was exposed as a criminal. She had hired an impersonator to frame Ford but she neglected to pay him his fee and he appeared at the hearing and fingered Rea as a crook!!!!!! The magazine rag The(Porno)Graphip collapsed under $11 million in lawsuits in 1930... rotflmao .. BTW ..
TUNE IN TO COAST TO COAST AM for their Halloween special .. Yours truly will be reporting on this amazing story!!!!!!
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Now why should we believe you?
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Slim King
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Because it's the truth. Check it out. 😇 Ask Kreskin☎️
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More Information tonight on Coast to Coast!!!!! Smile Smile Smile
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BTW... Bob saved me $150 on my Mystic Seer. A fantastic fellow!!!!! 8 hours to go!!!!! It's all coming out!!!! By 1967 Dunninger had made his peace with Arthur Ford.. Read what he wrote on pages 177 and 178 of Magic and Mystery... The Incredible Psychic Investigations of Houdini and Dunninger. I think members from Coast to Coast AM can call in or text in questions .. I'll be ready!!!! Smile
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