The name given to an object such as a piece of jewelry, money, fruit or flowers, even live animals which supposedly materializes out of nothing in the presence of a medium or psychic.
During the height of spiritualism in the late 19h century, the production of apports, or 'apporting', was one of the most common, prominent and effective features at a seance the live dove was a popular favorite, sometimes flying through the air and striking the sitters.
At other times these apports would appear on the table, or the laps of those present. Most mediums said the objects were gifts from the spirits, but many were later exposed as frauds, being discovered with objects hidden in their clothing to produce just at the right moment during the seance, which were usually held in darkened rooms, making sleight-of-hand much easier.
Branches of trees, armfuls of fruit and flowers, jewels, and live lobsters are among the more extraordinary reported apports.
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Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing; (2) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group.
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