Ghost Trial of the Century
Term given by the New York Times to the legal contest in Arizona
from March to October 1967 in which 134 individuals and
organizations competed for the funds of the late James Kidd
(1879–ca. 1949), a prospector and miner who left nearly a
quarter of a million dollars for ‘‘research on scientific proof of
a soul of the human body.’’ The judge’s decision of October 20,
1967, awarded the funds to the Barrow Neurological Institute,
Phoenix, Arizona.
Fuller, John G. The Great Soul Trial. New York Macmillan,