Monday, 23 June 2008


Welcome to Part 2 of the "Lost Mirabelli Photographs". All who are familiar with the contemporary witness accounts know, why for researchers of the paranormal it is so highly interesting to gain access to all the experimental photographs to compare them with the rare non-portuguese accounts of his mediumship that sound so marvelous and only could be compared with the productions of Home.
The publishings Part 1 and Part 2 here on are the most complete collection of Mirabelli-photos ever published on the internet.
Some years after the famous seance-accounts some international researchers, like Driesch of Germany or Dingwall of Great-Britain, were visiting the medium that seemed to be very exhausted. In a few spontanous sittings more or less distinct telekinetic movements could be observed but none of the spectacular productions, that made Mirabelli so famous in Europe. Unfortunately the invitation of Schrenck-Notzing and others to come to Europe could not be realized because of the early death of the Medium

One of the most controversial photos out of Mirabellis mediumistic production era. Allegedly showing the medium during one of his many spontanous self-levitations. In 1992 the well known researcher Guy Leon Playfair found traces of a retouchment under the mediums feet what would be the only allegation of fraud against Mirabelli ever charged

Regularly new sitters were requested to enclose Mirabelli into the experimental straight jacket and do the binding of the ropes around his legs

Showing a typical situation at the Academy of Psychic Studies Cesar Lombroso (São Paulo), in full daylight the medium can be clearly seen by all attending with both hands controlled

Before a new sitting was made the medium is here carefully examined by Srs. Drs. Carlos Niemeyer and Dr. Alegretti Son, appraised doctors; the baron of Ergonte, writer and known researcher of the paranormal; Dr. Sylvio De Campos, lawyer and figure of the São Paulo Republican Party; Dr. J. Motta, director of periodical "São Paulo", lawyer and journalist, and other gentlemen of high social position.

Mirabelli produced trance writings in 29 languages. Many of them were essayistic writings over many pages on philosophical or political topics of the languages country. Witnesses describe that the writings were produced in an incredible high rate of speed

Automatic writing in Arabic. Benath the signatures of the witnesses

The writings were produced while the medium was in deep trance, often with eyes rolled upwards

Mirabellis trance writings refered to many political, social and scientific issues exisisting in the countries of the specific languages

Trance work of Mirabelli what he later called "The Saints from the Beach"

When de Castro observed the appearance of a white veil on Mirabellis side inside the experimental area, what often pronounced a Materialisation process of a full spirit form, he calls further witnesses from the observation area to sit with him and Mirabelli

In the Academy of Psychic Studies Cesar Lombroso (São Paulo) the second photographed grade of the materialisation is achieved and the sitters called to sit now in a row with Mirabelli witness the production-process of the full form now slowly separating from the medium

With medium under absolute control the third stage of the materialisation has been completed and the full form is able to retreat some metres from the medium into the room

Behind the controlled medium in the empty experimental space at the Institute the Poet Parini has materialized reciting poems of his own

Allegdly taken in the very moment the phantom is vanishing into thin air. Beside sitters look surprised in the direction, where the figure was sitting seconds before. On the other side of the now empty chair we see Mirabelli in controlled condition through 2 sitters, probably de Castro and de Goes

Spontanous development of this image in plaster while a sitting organized by one of Rios Police Directors Dr. Armando Franco Soares

On the empty chair to the head of the table in the Academy of Psychic Studies Cesar Lombroso, São Paulo, to the side of the medium immediately before this photo was taken a full form had vanished completly under the eyes of the acdemic sitters

House where the medium Mirabelli was born in the "Rua Amando de Barros", Botucatu (São Paulo)

Materialization of a female spirit, taken in Mirabellis house in Rio.

The phantom of a nun is materializing at noon slightly floating above the ground

Photograph by Dr. Thadeu Medeiros. According to him this photo was taken the 20th of July 1934 at noon. Slowly descending from its floating position is the phantom of a nun Mirabelli meant to identify in this and other photos (of better quality) as his deceased sister. All together 4 times this phantom showed itself over the producing-period of Mirabelli

The materialisation of the dancer Chamára Zabelle in earlier stage as in the following photo

The completed materialisation of Chamára Zabelle slowly begin to dance, because she was a known dancer before she died in London a few years before

Showing the hall of the Brazilian Psyichico Institute (Street of the Native land, 490, São Paulo), where many Mirabelli Seances were held, because of its 25th year of existence. Photographed around noon between the gifts and to the medium right are Dr. Eurico de Goes, Dr. Carlos de Castro, to the left; Professors Chaves and Berti and ladies; Colonel Fernando Sonnewend and family; Lieutenant-colonel Marinho; Mr. Haroldo Cross and lady; Mr. Affonso Martins and lady; Mr. Oscar of Oliveira Borges; and many more people known in the Rio society

Shortly after one of the always very exhausting seances with Mirabelli - sitters still holding hands - witnesses check several paranormal productions like in this case trance writings of the medium

Gradually a full form materializes and is then identified by its attending family (see next photo)

Photograph of the materialisation of the deceased lawyer Dr. Abílio de Carvalho by Professor de Goes. This photo show characteristics of the deceased like the eyeglasses. The full form is sitting in a chair. Allegedly the attending family of Abilio was able to identify him.

Materialized Hindu in full light of the day in the mansion garden of the medium in Tucuruvy (São Paulo). 1rst Photograph

2nd photograph of the Hindu materialized in the garden of the residence in Tucurury (São Paulo). Shortly after this photo was taken, the figure starts to rise up into the air like many of Mirabellis Fullforms and vanishes gradually

3rd photograph of the materialized Hindu during the day. In this snapshot the figure floats 3 - 4 metres above the ground.

Dr. Eurico de Góes giving the medium magnetic passes underneath the trees of the Villa Pritze, in São Paulo Brooklyn (São Paulo) in the afternoon hours.

Sunday, 22 June 2008


(The Author wants to express, that his presentation of the photographs in this article has nothing to do with his opinion regarding the genuity of the alleged phenomena. K.M.)


Medium Carmen Nicoletti serving as an instrument to form a huge full form materialisation developing behind her

In this image we see the medium exuding ectoplasm for the benfit of the full-form materialisation beside her and the visible spirit hand

A spirit with a bunch of apported flowers places on hand on the mediums shoulder, while another spirit hand operates the record player

The mediums Antonio Alves Feitosa and Carmen Nicoletti, at the moment when they process the exteriosation of the "nervous fluid" or ectoplasm.

Materialized hands touching the record player. The Circle Leader is playing the guitar alongside.

Materialization of the Spirit of "Sister Tereza" in a public meeting of the Spirit Center “Mais uma Estrela que Nasce” the 5-11-1960, through the mediumship of Antonio Alves Feitosa. Shiny cords of ectoplasm connect the medium to its materialised spirit form

Antonio Alves Feitosa materializes two hands operating the record player. Out of his ears and nose he exudes large amounts of ectoplasm connecting the hands and holding one trumpet high up in the air


During a session of spirit healing a spirit materializes in full form behind the head of the patient. Two independent spirit hands manipulating the head area of the patient. To the right the deeply entranced medium is seen exuding cords of ectoplasm connecting him with the spirit form and the cabinet

Two materialized hands appear below of the patients own ones; to its right side stands the materialized Spirit and the medium is in deep trance

The fully materialized spirit form places apported flowers on the body of the patient

Materialization of the Spirit of "Sister Francisca". She is hugging one of the participants of the meeting. The same médium of the previous photos Jose Costa Lima is seen lying in deep trance.


Taken in Rio de Janeiro in the house of the Prados early 1921. From left to right: 1) Srta. Antonina Prado (automatic writing medium), 2) Eurípedes Prado; 3) Sra. Prado
(the main medium); 4) Stra. Alice Prado; 5) Erastóstenes Prado.

The teacher Ettore Bosio stayed one year at the house of the Prados to document the occurring phenomena through photographic means, all displayed below
"Joao" was called in his last incarnation Felismino de Carvalho and was a rebel fighting against the oligarchic brazilian government until he died in 1900. He was the uncle of the médium and had a good-tempered character before he became the spirit control of Senora Prado.

At first the control spirit "Joao" left the cabinet to welcome the large audience of sitters of the 21th of June 1921.

After Joao went back into the cabinet a female spirit appears in front of the 70 sitters. "Anita" claimed she was a florist in her time on earth. She is responsible for the many perfect parafin-"gloves" of different flowers

After Anita dematerialised a sailor appeared. But not before the seance of the night of the 24th of June he disclosd his name "Marinheiro"

Photo of the sitters of the public seance of the 21th of June 1921 held at the house of the Prados

In these two photographs spirit apported two different objects into the hand of the medium, who is standing inside her cabinet

Before this photo was taken Mr.Prado wanted his dead son Antonio to materialise, but only a pair of hands showed on the left shoulder of the medium

The magnesium light reveals a developing materialisation in the back of the mediums cabinet, first at her shoulder, then behind her waist

The materialisation moves around the waist of Senora Prado, who is urged to stand up to display the materialisation in full view

Taken in total darkness this materialisation claimed to be the deceased garandfather of the medium

All parafin-items were achieved in April 1921

Direct writing example of the spirit "Guilherme"

Could “João” have opened the machine and impressed the plate? Asking this while communicating with Joao through means of table tipping the alphaabet, the spirit answered: I want to know your opinion on mine first photographic work! So this photograph was allegedly been produced through paranormal manipulation of the plate.

In this photograph the spirit shows itself outside the experimental control cage for proof-issues. The entity allegedly identified itself as Manoel Barbosa Rodrigues - a deceased regular sitter of the seances in the Prado-house.

Pic 30, 30A and 31 show incomplete materialisations. The Author stresses, that seldom the circumstances are optimal to gain complete materialisations. These 3 he declares all as incomplete.

The materialised spirit of the deceased child of a female sitter, taken inside of the cabinet, that now shows itself as a adult, and shows facial features of itself how he looked like before he was dying

On the wooden floor a spirit hand is touching the feet of Mr. Manoel Tavares. Mr. Tavares claimed to have distinguished different fingers of the ectoplasmic creation

One photo made while the dematerialisation-experiments of the 16th of January 1921. Despite the photo should show the medium in its chair (see upcoming photo), the camera took the spirit-body of the immediately dematerialised medium

The medium in its chair, taken while the dematerialisation-experiment

Photo taken in another phase of the De-Materialisation-experiment 8:30 in the morning of 16th of January 1921. The mediums body has vanished to a large extent. Only some transparent shades can be seen.

Photograph taken the 30th of January, at 9 in the morning. Clearly visible is the facial physiognomy of the spirit "Joao", as he is reproduced in photo 3 when he was still living

Photograph of a group of Spirits taken the 10th of February 1921, 8:30 in the morning.

Photograph of 23 of March, 9 a.m.. To obtain this picture of the more fully materialised spirit "Joao", Bosio writes, many accounts were being made. Finally Joao presented himself as showed in the photograph.

Photograph taken at 3o'clock of the afternoon of the 25th of March 1921 by Bosio. The body of the materialising ghost is by now all transparent. In the sessions it gave the name of "Evangelista". Its luminous shades fan out in all directions.