Tagged: john anderson

The Wizard of the North – John Anderson

John Anderson, the Aberdeenshire magician who inspired Houdini – interview for “A history” magazine Last month I was contacted by “A history” magazine, who were looking into one of the most influential Scottish magicians of all times – John Anderson. Anderson was a professional magician, born in The Mearns, Scotland. He is credited with helping […]

Harry Houdini visits Aberdeen, Scotland

In 1909 Houdini dove into Aberdeen harbour and escaped from shackles underneath the waves. On 1st July, 1909 Harry Houdini, a famous illusionist and escapologist got chained and handcuffed, and thrown into the sea in Aberdeen Harbour. Thousands of people gathered to see the unbelievable escape attempt. The prevailing storm made Houdini’s stunt even more dramatic. […]