John Ellis was a hangman in England from 1901-1923, executing 203 people. He was a notably mild mannered man who especially hated taking the lives of women. He ultimately committed suicide, probably because of the stresses of being a hangman. In this seance, he speaks about being haunted by the memories of the executions and describes at length his regrets over taking the life of a woman named Thompson. The historical record shows that John Ellis hanged Edith Jessie Thompson on January 9, 1923. He wrote his memoirs titled Diary of a Hangman. In this seance, he explains that now he regrets his actions as an executioner.
He explains that people who commit crimes are often just weak and are influenced by earthbound souls.
31 minutes, recorded 1962