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A white, viscous and formless substance with an ozone-like smell which is said to extrude from the orifices of mediums during contact with the "other side." This substance is supposedly molded by spirits to assume physical shapes.
Ectoplasm has frequently been photographed in such a form, but the existence of the substance has never been proven.
In fact the distinctive texture and smell of ectoplasm can be created using various ingredients, such as a mixture of soap, gelatin and egg white. In the late 19th century many fraudulent mediums used muslin.
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Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing; (2) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (3) The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Handy Volume Edition, Oxford University Press.
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