Ninety-year-old Sid Radner has had a lifelong fascination with Harry Houdini and tries to contact the escape artist and magician every year on Halloween at the Official Houdini Seance. StoryCorps hide caption

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Beyond The Grave: Contacting Houdini

A lifelong Houdini fan, 90-year-old Sid Radner has been holding seances every year on Halloween, the anniversary of the magician's death, to try to contact him.

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