Rappings                                                                    Back to Ghosts

Rappings have been noted as one of the earliest forms of communication
from the dead.  Often they are heard during a seance-type reading by a
psychic.  Rappings sound like: knocking, or tapping.  Also, similar sounds are
heard in haunted locations and are believed to be ghosts.  At one time,
rapping was thought of as an omen of approaching death.  

During the nineteenth century, a number of fraudulent people set up
businesses claiming to communicate with ghosts.  Many later admitted to
tapping the floor with their own toes to deceive their gullible patrons.