In the distant 1920s a man from Detroit was completely taken over by his fixation with the occult and the supernatural. He was convinced there was indeed an afterlife and he was desperate to prove it. So in order to fulfil his quest, he decided to take extreme measures.
Thomas Lynn Bradford placed an ad in a local newspaper seeking a partner for his afterlife project. A woman named Ruth Doran responded to his ad, completely oblivious to the fact that the man was about to try something completely mindless and take his own life. Days after Bradford had contacted Doran police officers found him dead in his apartment. Since Doran claimed she had nothing to do with his death and the coroner stated Bradford had died from gas asphyxiation, Doran wasn’t arrested. According to reports, the experiment had do prove that Bradford could contact Doran from the afterlife.
Of course, the man’s experiment didn’t work. No matter how hard Doran tried to sense his spirit, it never spoke or materialized in front of her.