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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The opposite of apport. Where apports are brought into the séance room, asports are taken from the sitting. Sometimes an apport disappears just as quickly as it appeared, and is found later in another room. The famous medium Eusapia Paladino was well known for making the valuables of some of her sitters disappear. The sitters would usually find them later when they returned home—though not always! In July, 1928, at one of the séances attended by Madame Fabian Rossi and the Marquis Centurione Scotto, the sitters were tapped on their heads by a small parchment drum. Also, the Marquis and Madame Rossi felt their hands squeezed by iron mittens. These objects were no longer in the room at the end of the sitting. The drum was found in another room and the iron mittens found lying at the foot of a suit of armor.


Fodor, Nandor: Encyclopedia of Psychic Science. London: Arthurs Press, 1933
Guiley, Rosemary Ellen: The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits. New York: Facts On File, 1992