He even cooperated with psychical researcher Sir William Crookes in an experiment. Crookes could detect no foul play and announced Home’s abilities as true. The skeptical Frank Podmore grudgingly admitted that, “Home was never publicly exposed as an imposter; there is no evidence of any weight that he was even privately detected in trickery.” Although Podmore did not concede that Home had mediumistic abilities, he neither refuted his abilities either. Even the great Houdini couldn’t figure out how he produced the results he did. Whether truly a medium of outstanding abilities or a very clever conjurer is still disputed. He remains therefore, the greatest medium of the age (19, 20).