The Ghost of Thomas Lacey
Created by Erin MacIndoe Sproule and Rebecca Swabey.
Music composition by Curtis Walker aka blunderspublik.

An experiential project and audio documentary podcast exploring seances conducted in 1960s Kitchener by a mysterious medium. The University of Waterloo Special Collections and Archives has 154 audio reels of séances led by medium Thomas Lacey at the home of Otto Smith. This project will be presented as part of AFTERLIFE at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener from September 2019 - January 2020. The tapes will also be explored through an audio documentary podcast exhibited at THEMUSEUM and released online on Itunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher and TuneIn.


This project is in collaboration with the Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library.


Launch Party | September 19th 2019 @THEMUSEUM
7pm - 10pm | Tickets $19.99 | Cash Bar 19+ Event

Listening Party | October 2nd 2019 @THEMUSEUM
7pm - 9pm | Tickets $7 for Anthroscope Subscribers | Cash Bar All Ages Event

Podcast Online Release | Halloween Day 2019 
 @ Itunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn

Selected Press

The Museum Presents: AFTERLIFE a séance experience, Toque Magazine, The Adventure Issue
Interview on The Morning Edition with Craig Norris CBC Radio Kitchener-Waterloo
Kitchener séances subject of new audio documentary, archives exhibit CBC Kitchener-Waterloo


The Ghost of Thomas Lacey is supported by a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund and a production grant from Ed Video Media Arts Centre.