"Next morning we splinter off into our groups. My tutor is another popular English medium. She is reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor in her forties: a rolling terrain of voluptuousness and eye shadow, balanced on tiny, dressy black heels. Mediumship came to her one night when she went to see a gypsy. She describes a curtain opening in her mind's eye and suddenly there they were: the spit-its, to use her pronunciation."
--Mary Roach, Spook; Science Tackles the Afterlife p. 173 (A very good and FUNNY book.)