By Tom Interval
Did you know Houdini died on Halloween 1926? Before his death, he and his wife, Bess, made a pact that the first to die would try to contact the survivor from “the great beyond.” If contact wasn’t made within 10 years, the pact would be broken. As it turned out, Houdini died first. This recording, which I posted on YouTube last year, captures Bess’s final attempt to contact Harry. It’s the final official Houdini seance, which took place on Saturday, October 31, 1936, 8:30 p.m., on the rooftop of the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood, California.