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Most extraordinary claims disappoint on closer inspection. The late Sylvia Brown did not really have psychic powers and, after over a century of trying, parapsychology has not produced a single convincing repeatable experiment.
Dajo was able pass swords through his trunk without apparent injury. Here is a Pathe newsreel of one of his demonstrations:
Here is a paper by W. Peter Mulacz with an explanation of how Mirin Dajo accomplished his feats.
Unfortunately, there is a limited amount of information on Dajo available in English. I would like to more a know bout Dajo. I think his story is interesting psychologically and physiologically.
But beyond that, I would like to know more about Dajo’s beliefs and motivations. He apparently thought his performances would contribute to world peace and he was an advocate of Esperanto.
Several years ago, I had heard that the wife of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges was a cousin of Harry Houdini. I searched the Internet and looked through my collection of Houdini biographies but could find no mention of this supposed connection. Indeed, several Internet sites dismissed this as an urban legend.