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Background imageInvestigation Collection: Histological Diagram of a Mammalian Retina

Histological Diagram of a Mammalian Retina
RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Histological diagram of a mammalian retina. Original drawing by Ramon y Cajal

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Cid Officers as Dockers

Cid Officers as Dockers
C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand!

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Hall at Borley Rectory

Hall at Borley Rectory
Undated photograph of the hall at Borley Rectory, into which many things were thrown from above. HPG/1/3/4 (iv)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952

The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952
A page from the Illustrated London News, detailing the Eastcastle Street Robbery of 1952, when a Post Office van was hijacked and its contents, 200, 000 in soiled notes, were stolen

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Helen Duncan - Ectoplasm & Teleplasmic hand

Helen Duncan - Ectoplasm & Teleplasmic hand
Piece of card showing two undated photographs of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan blindfolded during a sance, producing " ectoplasm" and a " hand"

Background imageInvestigation Collection: The Blue Room at Borley Rectory

The Blue Room at Borley Rectory
Undated photograph of the Blue Room at Borley Rectory, where many manifestations took place. HPG/1/3/4 (vii)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Super Constellation 145925 Project Magnet UFO Investigation

Super Constellation 145925 Project Magnet UFO Investigation
A very rare photograph of a modified Super Constellation 145925, fitted with highly sensistive magnetometers. The aircraft was part of the TOP SECRET Project Magnet - a UFO Investigation run by

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Helen Duncan showing ectoplasm

Helen Duncan showing ectoplasm
Undated photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan showing " ectoplasm" bunched around Duncans mouth and twisted into a tail between her legs. HPG/1/4/2 (iv)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough
The GOLDEN BOUGH, discovered by Aeneas, was a focal point of Roman belief; for the full story, read Sir James Frazers multi-volumed investigation into its significance

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine

Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine
A boy with a harness and chain between his legs drags a heavy coal truck along a low underground passage in a mine at Halifax, Yorkshire

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Undated, sepia photograph of Borley Rectory from the front

Undated, sepia photograph of Borley Rectory from the front. HPG/1/3/3 (vii)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance

Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance with " ectoplasm" wrapped around her head and the end tucked into her nostrils, May 1931

Background imageInvestigation Collection: The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums

The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums
Undated photograph showing the method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums by means of electrical control. This is one of series of photographs documenting Harry Prices investigations into

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Melville Macnaghten

Melville Macnaghten
Sir MELVILLE LESLIE MACNAGHTEN Police chief, at Scotland Yard, played a leading part in the investigation into the nefarious misdeeds of Jack the Ripper

Background imageInvestigation Collection: View from within Borley summerhouse

View from within Borley summerhouse
Undated photograph of the view from within Borley summerhouse. HPG/1/3/3 (xii)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Photographs of Eleonore Zugun

Photographs of Eleonore Zugun and investigation with her at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research (September-October 1926)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: A desperate character. A woman detective pupil at the Baker Street school for lady

A desperate character. A woman detective pupil at the Baker Street school for lady sleuths, run by Mr Kersey, in disguise as a man puts the finishing touches to her character in order to further a

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Roger Casement Iln Import 21 Dec 07 July 20th

Roger Casement Iln Import 21 Dec 07 July 20th
roger, casement, iln, import, 21, dec, 07, july, 20th, 1912, human, rights, activist, photographed, senor, juan, tizon, peruvian, amazon, company, hanged, 1916, involvement, irish, nationalist

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Arcos House, Moorgate Street, London

Arcos House, Moorgate Street, London, offices of Soviet Trading Delegation after a police raid. 1929

Background imageInvestigation Collection: An air crash investigator at work in an indoor location with pieces of wreckage from a

An air crash investigator at work in an indoor location with pieces of wreckage from a plane crash set out on the floor. Date: 1960s

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Woman tecs of Baker Street: a college for feminine undergraduates of crime investigation

Woman tecs of Baker Street: a college for feminine undergraduates of crime investigation run by Mr Kersey for lady sleuths. Date: 1927

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (1885a'1959) - English chemist, inventor and Rector of Imperial College

Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (1885a'1959) - English chemist, inventor and Rector of Imperial College
Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (1885-1959) - English chemist, inventor and Rector of Imperial College, who developed the octane rating to classify petrol, helped develop radar in World War II

Background imageInvestigation Collection: A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood

A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood transfusion from a goat, at Dr Simon Bernheims clinic. France, ca. 1891. Engraving

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Volta, Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio (1745-1827)

Volta, Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio (1745-1827). Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s. Oil

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Andrea Vesalio. De humani corporis fabrica

Andrea Vesalio. De humani corporis fabrica
Vesalius, Andreas (1514-1564). Brabantian anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica. Oil

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Helen Duncan emitting ectoplasm from her mouth

Helen Duncan emitting ectoplasm from her mouth
Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan emitting " ectoplasm" from her mouth, containing magazine cut-out head, during sance, May 1931. HPG/1/4/2 (i)"

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Photograph of Borley Rectory taken from Borley Church tower

Photograph of Borley Rectory taken from Borley Church tower, dated 1937. HPG/1/3/3 (vi)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance with ectoplasm

Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance with ectoplasm
Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance with " ectoplasm" wrapped around her head and the end tucked into her nostrils, May 1931. HPG/1/4/2 (x)"

Background imageInvestigation Collection: French transfiguration medium Eugenie Picquart

French transfiguration medium Eugenie Picquart
Photograph of the French " transfiguration" medium Eugenie Picquart at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, in a trance during experiments, 1928. HPG/1/7/17 (ii)"

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book
Hector Quintanilla with other members of the staff of the United States Air Forces Project Blue Book

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Divers repairing the bottom of a ship at anchor

Divers repairing the bottom of a ship at anchor wearing John Bethells patent diving dresses. Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen. S. Bendixen Lith. Date: 1838

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Atlanta Microscope. Hartnack Berlin, 1922. Deutches Technikm

Atlanta Microscope. Hartnack Berlin, 1922. Deutches Technikmuseum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Drawing from a study of anatomy. Human muscles of the arms

Drawing from a study of anatomy. Human muscles of the arms
History of medicine. Drawing from a study of anatomy. Human muscles of the arms. 18th century

Background imageInvestigation Collection: PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). Vaccination of sheep against ant

PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). Vaccination of sheep against ant
PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895) French chemist and bacteriologist. Vaccination of sheep against anthrax. Agerville (France), 1884. Engraving

Background imageInvestigation Collection: A R G OWEN

A R G OWEN
Alan Robert George Owen Mathematician and psychical researcher, associated with poltergeist investigation and the Philip experiments Date: 1919 -

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Alan and Iris Owen, psychical researchers

Alan and Iris Owen, psychical researchers
Alan Robert George Owen (1919-2003), mathematician, psychical researcher and author, associated with poltergeist investigation and the Philip experiments (Toronto)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: GLC-LFB Fire Investigation Unit

GLC-LFB Fire Investigation Unit
Fire investigation teams were introduced to enhance the fire investigation capability of the Brigade. These units were watch related and placed strategically across London

Background imageInvestigation Collection: A sance with Willi Schneider

A sance with Willi Schneider
Undated flashlight photograph taken during a sance with Willi Schneider in his home town of Braunau, Austria, showing a white cloth " phantom" pinned to a curtain by means of a safety pin

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Helen Duncan during a sance showing ectoplasm

Helen Duncan during a sance showing ectoplasm
Double photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during a sance showing " ectoplasm" wrapped around her head and reaching down to the floor, May 1931

Background imageInvestigation Collection: The grave of Rev. Henry Foyster Bull

The grave of Rev. Henry Foyster Bull
Photograph of the grave of Rev. Henry Foyster Bull, taken 3 March 1947. HPG/1/3/6 (v)

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Undated photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan

Undated photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan, blindfolded during a sance, with her head covered with ectoplasm reaching down to floor. The photograph is annotated to show fraudulence

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Fate Magazine cover, Bridey Murphy in Ireland

Fate Magazine cover, Bridey Murphy in Ireland
Cover of Fate Magazine, depicting Bridey Murphy (alias Ruth Simmons, alias Virginia Tighe) -- the subject of a reincarnation experience visiting Ireland, home of the supposed Bridey Murphy

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Divers building a pier or jetty

Divers building a pier or jetty wearing John Bethells patent diving dresses. Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen. S. Bendixen Lith. 1838

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Divers boring and blasting rocks

Divers boring and blasting rocks wearing John Bethells patent diving dresses. Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen. S. Bendixen Lith. Date: 1838

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Bethells driving dress

Bethells driving dress
Men working on a Wreck wearing John Bethells Patent Diving Dress Patent. Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen. S. Bendixen Lith. Date: 1838

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Are You The Man? by Frank Price

Are You The Man? by Frank Price, first produced at the Opera House, Buxton, March 1909. A New Drama of Romance and Mystery. Showing a pointing policeman (sergeant). Date: 1909

Background imageInvestigation Collection: The Twelve Spies sent to explore Canaan

The Twelve Spies sent to explore Canaan
The Twelve Spies sent by Moses to explore Canaan - Numbers 13. circa 1690

Background imageInvestigation Collection: Adams Universal Microscope

Adams Universal Microscope - made by George Adams Snr. about 1755 for King George III, while he was still Prince of Wales



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