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Hallucinations Census (1882-1895), 1882-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPR/24

Scope and Contents

17,000 people in Britain were asked by SPR 'Have you ever, when believing yourself to be completely awake, had a vivid impression of seeing or being touched by a living being or inanimate object, or of hearing a Voice: which impression, so far as you could discover, was not due to any external physical cause?' 1684 people replied positively. They were asked to give a detailed account of their experience, carefully questioned, and their stories evaluated by SPR.


  • Creation: 1882-1895


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13 archive box(es) (13 boxes, paper) : paper

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