Brandon Hodge is a collector, author, historian, and the prevailing authority on automatic writing planchettes and early spirit communication devices. Long fascinated by the bizarre occult world of tipping tables, séances, Spiritualism, and ghostly encounters, Brandon acquired his first automatic writer—a boxed E.I.H. Scientific Planchette—nearly two decades ago. He has since traveled the globe documenting, collecting, and lecturing on the world’s rarest séance artifacts. His research on Spiritualism history has appeared in the pages of the Smithsonian Magazine and Collector’s Weekly, and he is the regular columnist on spirit communication devices for Paranormal Review, the magazine of the venerable Society of Psychical Research. His collection has been featured on numerous radio, television, and film programs, including The Midnight Archives, Oddities and Mysteries at the Museum. Brandon is a boardmember of IAPSOP and caretaker of the world’s finest collection of writing planchettes and other séance-related devices, all featured on his popular website, MysteriousPlanchette.com and his Facebook Page.