October 15, 1892
Frederick Marion (1892-?) demonstrated telepathy and clairvoyance with great prominence during the 1930s.
Marion began performing at age 19. Inspired in his youth by performances of the magician Rubini, he billed himself in music halls as "The Telepathic Phenomenon" and "The Man with Six Senses." He performed feats, such as locating hidden objects, describing the contents of sealed envelopes, and dowsing. During World War II, the Austrian Army commissioned him to an officer whose job it was to find water for the troops. He also entertained the troops, and after the war, returned to the European music halls and eventually gave lectures, private readings, and public demonstrations.
Marion claimed he had no spiritualistic experiences and claimed what he was able to do was a result of his own mind powers, with no assistance from the spirit or any other world.
- In My Mind's Eye (1949)
- ↑ ESP, Seers & Psychics by Milbourne Christopher (1970)
- ↑ The Mind Readers - Masters of Deception by William V. Rauscher (2002)