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In his writings on the Fox sisters, Arthur Conan Doyle claimed the neighbors dug up the cellar and found a few pieces of bone, but it wasn't until 1904 that a skeleton was found, buried in the cellar wall. Rosna was ever identified."They [the neighbors] were convinced that some one had been murdered in the house.

Many of these early séances were entirely frivolous, where sitters sought insight into "the state of railway stocks or the issue of love affairs," but the religious significance of communication with the deceased soon became apparent.

Horace Greeley, the prominent publisher and politician, became a kind of protector for them, enabling their movement in higher social circles.

This was the first demonstration of spiritualism held before a paying public, and inaugurated a long history of public events featured by spiritualist mediums and leaders in the United States and in other countries.

Kate and Margaret became well-known mediums, giving séances for hundreds of people.

He declaimed the girls' means of hiding from bodily examination that would expose their fraud: The feminine security of these rappers against the inspection of their actual quomodo...

if by search warrant, stratagem, or vi et armis, the rapping instrument of these Fox girls had been exposed to the public, there would not have been one doubt about the nature and origin of the spiritual communications.

In 1848, the two younger sisters – Kate (age 12) and Margaret (age 15) – were living in a house in Hydesville, New York, with their parents.