A term (from the Greek for ‘‘dark-writing’’) proposed by Felicia
Scatcherd for psychographs, spirit writing on photographic
plates in unopened packets, and similar effects. Scatcherd
was a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London,
and helped W. T. Stead found Julia’s Bureau. She was associated
with the study of psychic photography. She died in 1927.
Madge Donohoe, widow of Martin H. Donohoe, British war
correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, was known to produce a
bewildering variety of skotographs—landscapes (often peopled),
flowers, star constellations, jewels, birds, dogs, hands,
eyes, and faces. Her gift was tested by F. W. Warrick, a chemical
manufacturer and well-known British psychical researcher.