He was legendary in many ways, including his strange love/hate relationship with the media (he was labelled "Professor Monster-Works" at one time).
http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2010...
http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2010...
He was also notorious for exposing medium Eusapia Palladino.
http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2008...