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Lady Wonder and Mrs. Fonda

 

 

Editorial Comment:   In 1953, I stood before Lady Wonder and asked, "Lady, what is my middle name." I remember maintaining a blank mind. Lady didn't move. Mrs. Fonda said, "Lady answer the question." Lady didn't move. The instant I thought of the spelling of my middle name, Lady's head moved to the keyboard and she typed it accurately. As a result of my experiences with Lady, I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that Lady possessed a psychic ability generally unknown and beyond our understanding in science. Clearly, there was no trickery or deception. We are honored to present these stories of Lady and Mrs. Fonda.

A.C. Griffith
June 14, 2003

 

"Mind-Reading" Mare Baffles Scientists     -  July 18, 1927

One Richmonder who has given some thought to the phenomena stated today that "Lady" was the heroine of her kind. In the day when horses have lost caste, due to the popularity of the automobile, a mare performs such feats as to make scientists wrinkle their brows in despair.

"Lady" Carries Blood of Great, "Saturday" - December 7, 1928

Richmond -- Instances of mind reading horses are of rare occurrence; in fact, this writer does not recall one of record in Virginia's equine history except it be that of the chestnut filly Lady Wonder, and her development seems due to the creative genius of Mrs. C. D. Fonda at whose home in Chesterfield county this equine prodigy has attracted the attention of scientists being now subjected to the tests of professors from Duke University.

Mind-Reading Horse Is Termed Phenomenon by Psychologist - February 24, 1946

Richmond -- Lady Wonder, the Petersburg Pike mind-reading horse, yesterday was called "a genuine phenomenon" by a visiting psychologist, Dr. Thomas L. Garrett.

Dr. Garrett, a native Richmonder, who is living in New York, is editor-in-chief of a monthly psychology digest, "Your Mind," which is to be published here. With him was Lesley Kuhn, managing editor of the magazine.

The two men, who said they had exposed many mind-reading and fortune-telling acts in the country, were obviously impressed by the 21-year-old horse who spells out the answers to questions.

The Mare Solved The Mystery - Stranger Than Science, 1959

Three-year-old Ronnie Weitcamp left his three small playmates in the front yard and ran around the house. It was a few minutes before noon on October 11th, 1955. Two hours later Ronnie was the object of one of the most intensive searches central Indiana ever saw, a search that led into many states and, finally, to a horse that had the answer.

 

Resting place of Lady Wonder and Mrs. Fonda

 

Lady Wonder is sleeping at the Pet Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia

 





















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