According to a recent press release, Canadian television, radio and phone clairvoyant Kim Dennis contacted Mr. Jeff Blood, closest living relative of the Houdini family, claiming she was in contact with Houdini and requested a meeting. Blood arranged to meet at Scranton’s Houdini Museum.
At the meeting, after asking if anyone had questions for Houdini, Blood referred to a health question that only Houdini would know. Dennis promised to answer the question later. Paranormalist Curator Dick Brooks then brought out three questions sent by magician James Randi, whose answers were sealed in an envelope.
The release says that Dennis declined to consider the questions, abruptly stopped “and angrily walked out, never to return.” Dennis later declined a television interview from network affiliate WYOU TV, ran away up some stairs to the parking lot and got into her car.
According to The Houdini Museum, Houdini's wife Bess attempted to contact Houdini for ten years after his death, and then passed on the responsibility to Walter B. Gibson, writer and Houdini’s biographer. Mr. Gibson, in turn, passed the responsibility of doing the seances to Dorothy Dietrich before he died.
"We have it all on tape,” says magician Dorothy Dietrich. "If she [Dennis] were truly psychic she'd have known these questions were forthcoming. Many have tried to contact the great Houdini since he died in 1926 but none have succeeded."
Kim Dennis starred in her own television series "Antiques Psychic" three years on Canadian Learning Television (CLT) and the Access Network, and is well known throughout Canada.