Missus Mooney’s Speaking To The Dead conjures up the very essence of the Victorian Seance and brings the tantalizing experience to life before your very eyes. You may question everything you believe to be true once the Spirit itself takes to the room and your senses leave you!
Victorians truly loved all things macabre and otherworldly. Starting in the 1850s and beyond seances became all the rage. These supernatural sessions allowed a “Medium” to speak to the dead and call upon spirits to answer questions for those in attendance. Spirits often entered the room as ethereal layers of mist to those who waited with bated breath.
Table Turning or Tipping was another way a “Medium” would reach out to the spirits. Often incorporated into seance participants would sit around the table with both hands touching the tabletop as if they were about to play the piano (fingers barely touching the surface) as the table began to knock, turn or lift. The medium would then ask questions to the spirits present in the room. The table’s movements would define the answers given in a predetermined manner. One tap for No, two for Yes, or perhaps a half-turn or rotation of the table itself to indicate a spirit was present. While no session is guaranteed to conjure up many spirits it is very rare that at least one spirit does not make an appearance in some form or another.
Missus Mooney’s Victorian Seance takes you back to the days when table-turning, ghostly voices, and apparitions channeled themselves through the “Medium”. This interactive evening will leave your guests with a sense of wonderment and awe while messages from beyond reach out to touch those in attendance.
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Ghost Stories for the Holidays
Victorians loved a good ghostly tale at Christmas. Dickens wrote dozens and his well known classic ghost story “A Christmas Carol” is still as popular today as it was in 1832.
The tradition of ghost stories was well-rooted in the hearts & minds of Victorians as they gathered around the table or in the parlour cozied up to a fire at the year when all of nature outside had appeared to have died. All Stories helped to pass the time but sensational stories that included Spirits, Ghosts or the Supernatural were a most welcome diversion while hours were spent indoors in the dim of candlelight.
Halfpenny Dreadfuls offers a return to those times when the interactive ghost story took those listening away from their day to day hardships. Our stories are Victorian classics that are sure to delight young and old during the holidays.
This season we have chosen The Ghost and the Bone Setter by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. A true penny-dreadful set in 1830s Ireland. The story is a dark, yet humorous confrontation between a ghost and the cemetery bonesetter coupled with the old superstition that the most recent person buried in a graveyard is obliged to retrieve water for the rest to allay the “burning thirst of purgatory.”
If you would like to book a Victorian Seance or Holiday Ghost Story please contact Missus Mooney here!