The Press: Found: Bridey Murphy

The woman who is creating the biggest stir in the U.S. this week is an attractive, 33-year-old Pueblo, Colo, housewife named Virginia Tighe. Millions of Americans know her in another personality as Bridey Murphy, the necromantic heroine of The Search for Bridey Murphy who has made reincarnation a fad more entrancing than canasta or flying saucers.

Bridey Murphy—born A.D. 1798, died 1864—first appeared in print in the fall °f J954, soon after a chance remark by Robert Cast, an attorney of Pueblo (pop. 80,800). Said Cast to his brother-in-law, William J. ("Bark") Barker of the Denver Post's Sunday supplement Empire: "Do...

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