In much of mediumship history, there have been examples of animals being apported into the seance room or indeed materialized from the medium from some other dimension. You will see from the images and paragraphs below, that it was not always something like a beautiful dove or something of a more spiritual nature and one would have to wonder at the level of spiritual advancement these visitations were from, of course one can only duduct from a perceptable space and make a conclusion based on the evidence presented.
The Warsaw Experiment “Bird” Materialized in Experimental Physical Séance in Warsaw!
There are instances on record in which the visitants, who appear to be born into temporary existence through the agency of a materializing medium, were not human beings. They were the “beasts that perish”; animals whose presence inspired fear. To Franek Kluski, a Pole, whom the late Dr. Gustave Geley, Director of the Institut Metapsychique International of Paris, called the King of Mediums, we owe the most incredible experiences of this kind which scientists ever had the good fortune to share.For the consideration of those who would accuse them of temporary insanity there are flashlight photographs, which demand an explanation. The best of these pictures (which is reproduced in Dr. Geley’s classical Clairvoyance and Materialization(1) was taken in 1919 in Warsaw. A bird, described by Prof. Pawlowski, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a hawk or buzzard, was heard to stretch its wings with a whirring sound, accompanied by blasts of wind. It “flew round, beating its wings against the walls and the ceiling; when it finally settled on the shoulder of the medium it was photographed with a magnesium flash, as the camera was accidentally focussed on the medium before, and was ready”.
There was no possibility, we are assured, of introducing that bird surreptitiously into the room or hiding it after the manifestation. It appeared and vanished in the way of human phantoms.
The Warsaw Experiment “Ape-Man” Materialized in Experimental Physical Séance in Warsaw!
There was another, more dangerous customer in charge of a completely luminous old man. Prof. Pawlowski describes the man (an Afghan native who called himself Hirkill) as a column of light. He illuminated all the sitters and even the more distant objects of the room. The light appeared to be focussed in his hands and in the region of his heart.
Accompanying him always was a rapacious beast, the size of a very big dog, of a tawny color, with a slender neck, mouth full of large teeth, eyes which glowed in the darkness like a cat’s, and which reminded the company of a maneless lion. It was occasionally wild in its behavior, especially if persons were afraid of it, and neither the human nor the animal apparition was much welcomed by the sitters. The lion, as we may call him, liked to lick the sitters with a moist and prickly tongue, and gave forth the odour of a great feline, and even after the séance the sitters, and especially the medium, were impregnated with this acrid scent as if they had made a long stay in a menagerie among wild beasts.”
“Psychic Science”, April, 1926.The acrid scent was very pronounced with the weirdest of all these apparitions – the Pithecanthropus, which showed itself several times. “One of us,” writes Dr. Geley, “at the séance of November 20th, 1920, felt its large shaggy head press hard on his right shoulder and against his cheek. The head was covered with thick, coarse hair; a smell came from it like that of a deer or a wet dog. When one of the sitters put out his hand the Pithecanthropus seized it and licked it slowly three times. Its tongue was large and soft. At other times we all felt our legs touched by what seemed to be frolicsome dogs.”
According to Col. Norbert Ocholowicz, “this ape was of such great strength that it could easily move a heavy book-case, filled with books, through the room, carry a sofa over the heads of the sitters, or lift the heaviest persons with their chairs into the air to the height of a tall person. Though the ape’s behavior sometimes caused fear, and indicated a low level of intelligence. it was never malignant. Indeed, it often expressed goodwill, gentleness, and readiness to obey… It was seen for the last time at the séance of December 26th, 1922, in the same form as in 1919, and making the same sounds of smacking and scratching.”
Of another small animal, reminding the sitters of a weasel, the following description was quoted by Mrs. Hewat McKenzie, widow of the founder of the British College of Psychic Science:
“It used to run quickly over the table onto the sitters’ shoulders, stopping every moment and smelling their hands and faces with a small, cold nose; sometimes, as if frightened, it jumped from the table and rambled through the whole room, turning over small objects, and shuffling papers lying on the table and writing desk. It appeared at six or seven seances, and was last seen in June 1923.”
Large photo of “The Apeman” which Materialized several times in Kluski’s Experimental séances.
Those Physical phenomena that occurred in Kluski’s Experimental Seances, are still in debate as unexplainable and remarkable.
Another Photograph from The Warsaw Experiment, Physical seances with the Polish Medium, Franek Kluski
Dr. Gustav Geley called the Polish Physical Medium, Franek Kluski; The King of Mediums.
NSRC Source and Referance: Nador Fodor, These Mysterious People, Chapter 6, 1934