Rita, A.
British private medium, who only sat with friends, in darkness,
without passing into trance, and kept up a running conversation
throughout with apparitions who apparently brought
their own light. In 1878, in a séance in Amsterdam, Holland,
he impersonated the spirit entity ‘‘John King’’ and was exEncyclopedia
of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Rita, A.
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posed as a fraud and accomplice of the medium Charles Williams.
Masks, false beard, and white muslin were found secreted
on him.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.