Did A Ghost Speak Through A Machine Or Were The Dodleston Messages Fake?

Tony Walker
14 min readNov 8, 2022
Old computer with computer text
BBC Computer Literacy Project

Did computers in the 1980s actually talk to farmers from the 16th century? The Dodleston Messages are a semi-famous 20th-century mystery in which a schoolteacher in 1984 in the peaceful English village of Dodleston, Cheshire, allegedly received messages from a man who lived in a house on the same site in 1546.

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