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Sofie Lachapelle on the Supernatural

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

History Professor explores our fascination with the unknown.   - by Teresa Pitman
From the mid-19th to the early 20th century, there was great interest in séances and other supernatural occurrences. Inevitably, there were also many people attempting to understand and explain these puzzling phenomena. U of G history Prof. Sofie Lachapelle’s new book Investigating the Supernatural (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011 and noted in Vanity Fair magazine's "Hot Type" column this past June) provides a fascinating look at the various attempts made to explain séances and other such events with a focus on events in France.         Read more in @Guelph