The Importance and Irrelevance of the Hydesville Rappingsmbedewy
The “Hydesville Rappings” are the series of events in 1848 that catapulted the popularity of the Fox sisters named Leah, Margaret, and Kate. This is because it attracted widespread attention from the people in their community. This later drew the interest of the media which turned them into an international sensation. Their widespread fame caught the notice of spiritualists like the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the debunker Harry Houdini.
Many spiritualists attribute the development of modern spiritualism with the events that unfolded in the “Hydesville Rappings”, which involved the Fox sisters. For modern spiritualists, the activities of these sisters proved that spirits do exist and that communication with the spirit world is possible with the presence of a worthy medium.
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