Why does one of the world's great research libraries have ectoplasm, a spirit trumpet and beard hair posted to Charles Darwin?
The answers lie within 'Curious Objects' at Cambridge University Library, which runs until March 2017 and is open free to the public.
This Curious Object broadcasts voices from the beyond using the medium of…mediums.
Apparently, the ‘Two Worlds’ spirit trumpet would float around the room emitting unearthly voices and exuding ectoplasm.
It was made in the 1920s and is part of the archive of the Society for Psychical Research.
We’re classifying this Curious Object under the heading of séance fiction.
For more information about Curious Objects, click here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ectoplasm-spirit-trumpets-and-paintings-from-pompeii-600-years-of-curious-objects