On a March evening in 1848, two young girls inadvertently began an international religious movement: Spiritualism. It wasn't long before Maggie and Kate Fox had careers as world-famous mediums. Famed for their countless performances and seances, the Fox sisters were celebrities for the same thing that would have gotten them burned at the stake two centuries prior, and they were called upon by everyone from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Mary Todd Lincoln.
But did the Fox sisters have abilities in communicating with the dead, or was it all just a scam? Here is the incredible, twisting, and strange story of the Fox sisters.
The Fox Family Moved Into A Small Home In Hydesville, NY, Where The Strange Sounds Began
After Several Nights, Kate Tried To Respond To The Rapping Sounds
Townsfolk Came To Hear The Spirit For Themselves, And Disturbing Information Was Revealed
The Spirit Shared That It Had Died In The Fox Home
A Group Of Men Began Digging In The Cellar To Find The Spirit's Body
Eventually, Kate And Maggie Both Moved In With Their Older Sister Leah, Who Helped The Girls Hone Their Abilities