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The London Midnight Ghost Show (Expanded Edition) by Robert A. NelsonThe London Midnight Ghost Show
by Robert A. Nelson

This is Book Two of Nelson's ghost show trilogy -- the complete show script and described effects as used in Nelson's "London Midnight Ghost Show" (that originally sold for the equivalent of over $1800.00)!

The Nelson Enterprises framed many spook shows for others, after they launched their own, which was one of the biggest and finest ghost shows ever to take to the road.

This show, in three acts, contains demonstrations of apparent spiritism, including a full-light seance, sealed message reading, clairvoyance, a slate test, thought transference, table levitation, Alla Rageh's spine-chilling ghost story, spirit manifestations in the dark, and more.

Partial contents:

  • Opening Lecture
  • Crystal Gazing Act (Sealed Message Reading)
  • Pitch Book Sales
  • Séance in Full Light
  • Spirit Rope Tie
  • Floating Table
  • Spirit Slates
  • Static Electricity (Floating Bulb)
  • A True Ghost Story
  • Floating Spirit Faces
  • Materialization of Spirits
  • Notes on Using Luminous Effects
  • Closing Lecture
  • Booking and Exploitation
  • Nelson Ghost Show Poster
  • and more!

With this show, including the patter and routines, you'll know everything you need to present a ghost or spook show that's equal to any touring act. Nelson claimed that all you need is an assistant, a few rehearsals, and you'll be ready to make real money in the best theaters.

This book is not just of interest to performers. Collectors and those interested in the spook show craze will also add it to their "must-have" list. The show script is especially informative, to learn how Nelson set the proper mood and managed audience expectation throughout the performance.

While the original Nelson Enterprises manuscript contained mostly patter material, this revised and enlarged edition contains three new chapters, fourteen added illustrations, plus a description of the various effects (many that you already own), and in most cases, the methods are explained, too.

"Using lessons learned from his stage experience enabled Nelson to assemble a quality show that he sold to others—for big money." (From the Introduction by B. W. McCarron)

Are you a Nelson collector? This book was listed as No. 460 in the Nelson Enterprises catalog.

FYI, the other books in Nelson's Ghost Show Trilogy are "The Ghost Book of Dark Secrets" and "The Ghost Show Operator's Manual."

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.


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