This is a photograph I scanned at the Rhine Research Center. I didn’t know what was going in this picture at the time, but the name Ed Wood was attached to it. When I later read about trumpet mediums, I guessed that this might be the explanation for that thing in the picture leaking ectoplasm. Trumpets were primarily used to amplify what was believed to be the voices of the dead, but they were used in a variety of ways, so maybe.
UPDATE: I’m told that the medium in this picture is Leonard Stott.