Throughout human history, thousands of events have occurred for which there seemed to be no rational reason. Many of those events today can be explained by science, but some remain unexplained. In the, in the city of London, a club was created made up of people who wanted to know more about this type of phenomenon classified as paranormal.
The origin of the Ghost Club can be found in 1955 at the University of Cambridge. Several fellow Trinity College scholars began meeting to discuss ghosts and other unexplained phenomena. In 1862 , some of the members of that original group were in London and decided to found the Club of Ghosts . Its purpose was to discover what was true and what was fraudulent behind them. Among the first components of the group we find figures such as Charles Dickens or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle .
The so-called “paranormal” phenomena and ghostly apparitions were fashionable in Victorian society so that mediums who claimed to get in touch with deceased people proliferated. One of the first investigations of the Ghost Club was about the Davenport Brothers , alleged spiritualists from the US The Davenports were magicians who presented their illusions as authentic communication with the afterlife. They claimed to be able to contact ghostly spirits and, among others, presented a trick in which they were tied inside a box with various musical instruments. The box was closed and despite the fact that they apparently remained linked, the music played, according to them thanks to their spiritual powers.
On the death of Charles Dickens in 1870, the Ghost Club dissolved . However, other people took it up again in 1882, although with the difference that if at first the intention of its members was to be critical and as rational as possible in their beliefs and research, the second batch of members was of a very different, since in general they were defenders of spiritualism and convinced believers .
The Ghost Club investigated such well-known cases as Borley Rectory or Glamis Castle in Scotland and exposed many frauds related to alleged ghost photographs to the public. Currently it continues to function as a non-profit society that welcomes among its members all those people interested in paranormal phenomena.