(October 31, 1927-January 7, 2001)
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Called The Godfather of Bizarre Magic
Nicknames were Daemon and Count Dracula
Expert in the fields of close up magic and mentalism
Wrote the books 'Curiosities of Old Edinburgh,' 'Scottish Witches,' 'Handbook of Horror,' 'Witches' Brew,' 'Macabre and Mental Mysteries,' 'Devil's Diary,' 'Castle Dracula Mentalism' and 'Mind Your Magic'
Past president of The Edinburgh Magic Circle
Film extra in the movies 'Chariots of Fire (1981),' 'Conquest of the South Pole (1989),' 'Lucia (1998)' and 'Looking After Jo Jo (1998)'
Died of a stomach aneurysm at age 73
Why he might be annoying
He was an accountant who studied psychology but dropped out of college to pursue magic.
He worked at the Edinburgh Wax Museum, dressing up as Dracula and emerging from a coffin to scare visitors.
He wrote and delivered daily and weekly horoscopes for a Scottish radio show and a weekly phone-in show on astrology.
He was a heavy smoker and whiskey drinker.
Why he might not be annoying
He served with the Royal Air Force in the Middle East during World War II.
He once infiltrated a séance and then wrote an extensive report about the scams being perpetrated by such con artists.
He belonged to several magic organizations, such as the International Brotherhood of Sorcerers, and lectured at the Scottish Association of Magical Societies.
He volunteered to give readings for the blind.
At an October 1984 convention in Chicago, he was guest lecturer to a group of magicians, psychics, para-normalists and psychologists on the subject of Goetic and Unusual Magic.
Famed magician Tony Andruzzi deemed him 'the one who started Bizarre Magik.'
Credit: Scar Tactics
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