World Disaster in Near Future

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

World Disaster in Near Future is an article published in the Daily Mail on 20 september 1925, including a part of an interview with Arthur Conan Doyle.

World Disaster in Near Future

Daily Mail (20 september 1925, p. 7)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Dread Prophecy of Evil.

Urged by Spirit World to Warn the Living: England to Suffer Least.

London, Saturday.

A terrifying prophecy of an impending world disaster is made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the famous creator of "Sherlock Holmes," and a noted spiritualist.

"The spirit world warns me," he declares, "that a great catastrophe is hanging over the world.

"England will escape more lightly than any other nation, though I can give no reason for this knowledge.


"Of late, these messages of the impending doom have been so urgent and so repeated that I can no longer remain silent.

"I feel that it is my duty to warn the world of the fate which most certainly awaits it.

"And that doom cannot now long be delayed — of that the messages from the Spirit world have convinced me."


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who has lectured on spiritualism in many countries, is an M.D. and an LL.D. of Edinburgh University. He began to practise at Southsea, Portsmouth in 1882, and after eight years, travelled extensively in the Arctic regions and in West Africa. He has published more than fifty novels, and is a recognised authority on Spiritualism.