Home circle.

Here is a summary of our home circle.

Home circle held on 7th July 2015.

A physical séance can be intriguing and shocking, all evidence which is gathered in such a setting has to be checked and assessed before any results can be noted.

Henry Jaynes ‘Hank’ Fonda (May 16, 1905 to August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor who had a career spanning more than five decades.  In the séance there were several odd incidents which caused interest.  First as the members sat there were noted noises.  The sound of someone talking was noted, a male’s voice was clearly coming from a part of the room where no one was sat.  This was picked up by the members who asked if it was spirit voice could there also be some other form of activity and it was at that point that a peculiar ringing noise started to sound.  The noise was high pitched but only lasted for a short while.  There was no explanation for it from the séance itself as none of the objects were touched or moved but one of the items in the séance could make that sound if operated.  It was interesting as even though I was watching the object not working the sound seemed to come out of it.  This activity only lasted a few seconds.  It was then a cool temperature that had sitters asking why it was so cold and the medium spoke out about one male spirit who was evident in the sitting.  He was a male actor, someone who had acted in the theatre of New York.  The medium said he referenced a hard working life, a child actress link and that the fifties were important to him.  From the information given, the dates and the links talked of by the medium it is thought that the person was one Henry Fonda, he was someone who knew acting and who made his mark early as a Broadway actor.  Fonda appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins, he made his Hollywood debut in 1935 and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl.  It was that throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, 12 Angry Men and Mister Roberts.  Later, Fonda moved both toward epics as Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for the movie titled On Golden Pond, his final film role.

There were a few minutes in the séance when the medium referred to a Jayne link and it was not clear whether this was still for the first male spirit or for another link to someone else.  Then, the medium said clearly there was a female spirit and she was using the name Jayne.  This Jayne had an anniversary of a passing which had not long gone and she had links to the male spirit as she also knew the acting profession.

Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 to June 29, 1967) was an American actress she was also as with Henry Fonda someone who performed in films theatre, and television.  In the séance there were links to her being a lovely lady with an appearance of kindness, she loved to be a heart felt person.  She laughed, the medium said when she talked of moments in life when things go wrong and you just haven’t got an idea of what could come from those same moments in life.  Jayne was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.  She was one of Hollywood’s original blonde bombshells, and, although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture, an interesting date link which had been noted by members.  It was that Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, and a leading celebrity in 1957.  While Mansfield’s film career was short lived, she had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe for what she conveyed through acting to the audience.  In spirit she said that it was a short life, like a breath of fresh air but it was one heck of a gust of breath…you have to live life for the minute not the hours.  In life Mansfield did enjoy success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe, both in the 1955–56 Broadway version and also the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?.  Her other major movie performances were for The Girl Can’t Help It (1956), The Wayward Bus (1957), and for Too Hot to Handle (1960).  Interesting that in spirit the name Rita was mentioned several times but this was in amongst other speeches.  There was a coolness which was felt and hadn’t been noted until the medium said the spirit had left and that was when it felt suddenly a lot less cool that it had been while the medium had been referencing the spirit.

The séance was full of interest and what could be argued were intriguing unexplained evidence of action.  The argued spirit activity was of interest as it featured when spirit were being noted, the spirits were both acting individuals and were keen to talk of who they were.  The séance was intriguing and did allow for notes to be written on different types of activity, when these minutes of activity occurred and question how these incidents could have happened.