A History of Ghosts with Dan Akroyd

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Celebrated actor and businessman Dan Aykroyd was joined by his father Peter Aykroyd the author of A History of Ghosts, to discuss their family’s interest in the paranormal, which has spanned four generations. Peter’s grandfather Samuel was a spiritualist in Kingston, Ontario.

As part of a group known as “Dr. Aykroyd’s Circle,” they met regularly with a trance medium named Walter Ashhurst, who communicated with deceased spirits. Peter said he joined in on some of these seances, when he was a young boy. Of the various types of phenomena, “materialization” has impressed Peter the most, and he cited the case of when a medieval monk reportedly appeared before one group during a seance.

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