This Patience Worth web site is for those people interested in paranormal phenomena but it is more than that, it is a place to find the writing of Patience Worth. Perhaps such writing was from a disembodied spirit who lived 350+ years ago in England and, for a short time in the American colonies, or perhaps it was from the subliminal mind of Pearl Curran, a living and breathing woman who lived during the early 20th century; or maybe it was achieved by thought transference between Pearl Curran and the many sitters around her Ouija Board, but whatever the explanation, it is writing of a superior quality that should not be forgotten.
Whether or not one believes in spirits, spirit communication or other phenomena generally associated with parapsychology, e.g., near death experiences, accounts of past lives, extra-sensory perception (ESP), PSI, Super-PSI, or spiritism is not a concern of this site. The story of Pearl Curran and Patience Worth is perhaps one of the most enigmatic of phenomena categorized as “paranormal” and may lend further tangible evidence to support one or more of those concepts enumerated above or it may provide evidence that the “Patience Worth” of Pearl Curran was a fraud. Whatever the case, “Ye shall judge a tree by its fruit” and the fruit of Patience Worth, ripened in the sunshine of her love for God and man, is sweet.
Please click on the ‘Recent Posts’ at the right for discussion of the Case of Patience Worth and Pearl Curran. I suggest that you click on Patience Worth first. Then follow the arrows at the bottom of each post for additional information.
NOTE: NOVEMBER 10, 2013
I just want to make a statement about this site. This site was designed to allow comments from anyone unless they were of a malicious bent or SPAM. I encourage anyone who may have an opinion about Patience Worth, Pearl Curran or any aspect surrounding the phenomenon of Patience Worth to comment and discuss in a civil way, points of view concerning Patience Worth. Space is provided on every page for comments.
The Case of Patience Worth has not been decided yet and after more than 50 years studying it, I myself still do not have an answer supported by clear facts. There is no consensus from those who have seriously studied the case as to just what was going on with Pearl and Patience. Was Pearl lying? Was she a fraud? Was Patience Worth an alter ego of Pearl Curran? Was Patience Worth coming from the subconsciousness mind of Pearl Curran? Was Patience Worth really a spirit of a woman who lived in the past? There is no irrefutable conclusion which yet solves this case. There is no clear consensus. There are many opinions, but anyone may have an opinion and opinions, even from learned people may have no basis in fact and may prove, over time, to be wrong.
There are those who vehementely opppose even any rational discusson about psychic or parapsychological ideas related to this case or other similar cases. These people will make any effort to destroy any site where ideas that Patience Worth may have been a spirit are discussed. In my encounters with those people they betray themselves as fanatical to the point of insanity, often forcing their poorly considered opinions upon others as fact rather than discussing the true evidence of the case. Most of them have not read the entire materials written by Patience Worth and generally have a preconceived idea or bias about reality, that is, they usually believe that materialism is the be all and end all of their and everyone else’s existence. So much the pity for them. They are so restricted by their narrow view of things that they writhe in their anger and bias against honest seekers of truth. Well, they are welcome here too as long as they focus on the issues to be discussed and not resort to name-calling and personal attacks on those whose opinions differ from theirs. Just stick to the facts mam, just the facts!