When Stephen O'Brien took the platform he linked a war veteran with a relative in the audience. 'His name is William,' said the medium, 'he sailed on HMS Victorious in World War Two, but returned unhurt.'
'That's right,' agreed the relative.
Stephen continued: 'He's telling me "We sailed near to Folkestone Harbour".'
The communicator then referred to 'the two houses' he had left when he passed. 'The settlement will take six months,' added Stephen. 'Does that make sense to you?'
'Yes, it's right.'
Stephen then described Aunt Lizzie, dressed in old-time music hall costume complete with a feather boa. 'She was in amateur operatics,' he explained.
'She was,' agreed the recipient.
A Protestant and a Roman Catholic returned to one woman: 'I'm the Reverend Harries, looking for Mrs Rees, one of my flock,' said a clergyman. When Mrs Rees was located he added that he had officiated at her family's services.
'That's right,' agreed the woman.
'And he's brought a Catholic nun with him; Mother Maria,' added the medium.
'I knew her well,' replied Mrs Rees.
Stephen then explained there was an unexpected visitor with the clergyman: 'About thirty years ago he christened a stillborn baby boy in your family, signing the cross in water on his forehead,' he said. 'He's brought the boy with him but he's now a grown man, of course.' This unusual message was accepted by Mrs Rees.