Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Bert Reese

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Revision as of 15:38, 17 May 2014 by Jpecore (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Bert Reese
BornBerthold Reise
circa 1841
Posen, Poland
Diedcirca 1926 (age 84)

Bert Reese (c.1841-c.1926) was a mind reader known for is skill with Billet Reading and conveyed to his "sitters that he had X-ray vision, which enabled him to discern written messages.


Reese emigrated to New York in 1861 and changed the spelling of his name to Reese. He became fascinated by a billet reader called Charles H. Foster, The Salem Seer and eventually became his pupil.

He reputation grew and psychic researchers, including Baron von Schrenck Notzing, hailed him as a remarkable clairvoyant, psychic, and message giver. He never declared himself to be a spiritualist, nor did he profess to have supernatural powers.[1]


  1. The Mind Readers - Masters of Deception by William V. Rauscher (2002)