Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

Pearl Curran in 1919 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch In early 20th-century St. Louis, Pearl Curran claimed to have conjured a long-dead New England puritan named Patience Worth through a Ouija board. Although mostly unknown today, the resulting books, poems, and plays that Worth “dictated” to Curran earned great praise at the time. Ed Simon investigates the[…]