Support for Sir William Crookes: A Letter to Michael Mosley

Medical Journalist Michael Mosley presented the six-part series The Story of Science on BBC Two.
The first part was broadcast in the UK on April 27, 2010.

Dr Michael Mosley
Dr Michael Mosley: British journalist, medical doctor, producer, and TV presenter

Professor Michael Mosley
BBC 2 Television
Wood Lane
London W12 7RJ
14 May 2010

The Story of Science: BBC 2 Television

Dear Professor Mosley,

Many thanks for giving Sir William Crookes good coverage on your programme (Tuesday 4th May 2010). However, please be careful of the negative propaganda that has been aimed at him from powerful obscurants. Sir William was not interested in the religion of Spiritualism, hence his statement that “Spiritualists look upon scientific investigation as a desecration of their shrine.” He also said to the medium Bertha Harris, “Cut out the Spiritualist jargon.”

What this great scientist was more than just interested in was the subatomic phenomena that happens during experiments with a materialisation medium. I have also run into the same block from Spiritualists that Sir William hit during my experiments with a contemporary materialisation medium. I am enclosing my paper that was published by the Society for Psychical Research in October 2004 ‘A Rational Scientific Explanation For So-Called Psychic Phenomena’. This had been censored by the SPR ever since I first submitted it in 1983. I only found out that it had at last been published thanks to this enclosed email from the Nobel Laureate for Physics Professor B.D. Josephson of Cambridge University.

As the Spiritualists flatly refuse to release any materialisation mediums for scientific experiments we are unable to provide the definitive proof that it is a scientific fact that we all survive the death of our physical bodies. With this proof of survival nobody will go to a Spiritualist church and grovel before their ministers of religion.

Yours sincerely

Michael Roll