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Daniel Dunglas Home

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Daniel Dunglas Home
BornMarch 20, 1833
Currie, Scotland
DiedJune 21, 1886 (age 53)
Resting placeSt. Germain-en-Laye cemetery
Known forSpiritualist

Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced 'Hume') (1833 – 1886) was a Scottish Spiritualist, famous as a physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will.


When Home was young, he moved with his aunt and uncle from Scotland to America, where they lived in Connecticut. After becoming well-known he traveled to England in 1855, and conducted hundreds of séances, which were attended by many of the best-known names of the Victorian period.

There were speculations and one eyewitness account by Mr. F. Merrifield in the Journal of Psychical Research describing the conjuring methods and fraud that Home employed.

Home died in France in 1886, and was buried in the St. Germain-en-Laye cemetery.


  • Incidents in my Life (1864)
  • Lights and Shadows of Spiritualism (1877)


  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 42, No. 7, July 1942, Amazing Sorcerers of Bygone Days, by Meloc-Stanley Jackson Coleman, DANIEL DOUGLAS HOME, page 28
  • Modern Spiritualism A History And A Criticism, by Frank Podmore (1902), CHAPTER III Daniel Dunglas Home, pages 223-244.
  • Sid Lorraine's Files Folder 15D General Articles on Magic 2 (copy No. 178 in the Alexander Archive)
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