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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Story of the Vanishing Spirit Book and the Appearance of Another

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


Why was DD Palmer — the founder of chiropractic — writing about ghosts???  And why can we not find these writings today?

In Old Dad Chiro, Palmer’s biographer, Vern Gielow tells us that the Aledo, Illinois Public Library held only the cover to his A Day and Night With the Spirits. Published in 1880, this text revealed the profitable hoax that a JH Mott played on people wishing to reconnect with their deceased loved ones.  This 40-page booklet would have been a very limited run and most likely thrown out with yesterday’s news after a single reading — which accounts for why it is so scarce today.

Actual ad for Spirits Book. This ad — aside from Palmer's biography — is the only physical proof we have now that his Spirit Book ever existed.

Actual ad for Spirits Book. This ad — aside from Palmer’s biography — is the only physical proof we have now that his Spirit Book ever existed.

I set out on a hunt to find a copy of it and to find out why DD was writing about ghosts. Continue reading




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