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Oct. 12, 2020

BONUS: Haunt Weekly - The History Of Pepper's Ghost

BONUS: Haunt Weekly - The History Of Pepper's Ghost

Previously on Haunt Weekly, we asked you all for your favorite lighting tricks. Many of you, somewhat to our surprise, said Pepper's Ghost.

However, through sheer good fortune, Mental Floss Magazine published an article about the history of the...


Previously on Haunt Weekly, we asked you all for your favorite lighting tricks. Many of you, somewhat to our surprise, said Pepper's Ghost.

However, through sheer good fortune, Mental Floss Magazine published an article about the history of the illusion and it turns out to be way more interesting than either of us could have imagined.

Pepper's Ghost started life as an attempt to generate interest in science, became a carnival trick and today is actually crucial to a lot of the technology you use.

All in all, this history is a LOT more complicated than you might think and well worth the hour to look into.

This Week's Episode Includes:

Intro
Announce Last Week's Winner
Question for the Audience
What We've Been Working On
The Early History of Pepper's Ghost
The Henry Dirks Era
Enter John Henry Pepper
The Debut
The Decline
The Modern Legacy
Conclusions
All in all, this is one episode you definitely do NOT want to miss!