Interesting subject, or series of subjects, to read up on, a long term area of curiosity for me, but please correct any probable errors in the comments. Upon the kind of thinking, it is inductive as opposed to deductive reasoning, thus unlike the characters of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest creation of Arthur Conan Doyle. And, it may be said the thinking spiritualists are those who collect the stories as self-evident oddities in a similar fashion to Charles Fort, although Fort's excuse what he was archiving the stories and not creating nor supporting a religious movement based on wishful and inductive thinking. If I think of more notes I'll add them here.
P.S. excuse the audio near the end, I must have made a minor error in the editing process.