[The Theosophist, Vol. III, No. 11, August, 1882, p. 280]
In connection with the highly interesting narrative of T. Vijiaraghava Charlu (Theosophist for June) about the stone-droppings by Piśachas in the presence of Meenatche Ammal, the following memorandum, recently found by Colonel Olcott among his old American papers, will be valuable for comparison:
Please add to what you have already published, the fact that, at a “circle” held in the sitting room of the Eddy Homestead, on the evening of August 27, 1873, the doors and windows being closed and sealed, a stone, weighing 64 lbs., was suddenly dropped at my feet. I had noticed the same stone lying outside the house during the day.
(Signed) GEORGE RALPH.
Apparently, no phenomenon is capable of more conclusive demonstration than that of the disintegrability of stones, and their re-integrability, by the power of certain forces clustering about the mediums, and in India called Piśachas and Bhuts. The new Committee of the Academy of France would do well to investigate it as an important fact in physical science.