An account of an unnamed Shaker brother’s visit to the Spirit Vale at Chittenden, Vermont. The visit occurred after William and Horatio Eddy had fallen out with each other, and the farm was occupied only by Horatio and his faction. The picaresque narrative was apparently written down by Elder Henry Blinn in May of 1876 from a recounting given by the unnamed adventurer who walked the gloomy country roads seeking to witness spirit materializations. The manuscript was apparently later donated by Alonzo Hollister to the American Society for Psychical Research, as the docketed information supplied on a covering sheet is in his handwriting.
American Communal Societies Quarterly