[Note on “Stone-Throwing by ‘Spirits’”]
Theosophist, September, 1880
In the July number [see “Mysterious Stone-Throwing at Plumbstead,” p. 234] we reprinted from the Daily Chronicle an account of recent stone-throwings at Plumstead, England, by some mysterious agency. Among other cases reported in the English papers is one at Cookstown, near Belfast, Ireland, vouched for by the Daily Telegraph and the Belfast News Letter. The missiles, in this instance, fell under the very eyes of the police without their obtaining the least clue. The [London] Spiritualist [Oct. 15, 1871, p. 204] cites another similar incident as having happened at Peckham in broad daylight despite every precaution of the police to entrap any trickster. The editor says that Mr. William Howitt once collected a whole bookful of instances. The thing is well known in India, and that our friends in Europe may have the data for making comparisons, we will be glad if our readers will report to us cases that can be authenticated by respectable witnesses.