Musings

I Am A QEDcon Fan, Here’s Why

27 April, 2015 // 1 Comment

I feel as though QEDcon and the organisation team behind it does not get enough credit. Sure, they won an award last year for their brilliance, sure there are thousands of adoring tweets and Facebook messages telling them how amazing they and their events are, sure they sell every ticket and pack out the large venue in Manchester, sure over 500 [...]

Derby Ghost Investigators Disturb Robbery, Raise Interesting Questions

19 April, 2015 // 9 Comments

A Paranormal Investigation team in Derby have disturbed and stopped a robbery happening in a location they were investigating over night. According to the Derby Telegraph ‘ghostbusters had been invited in to investigate spooky goings-on at the building, including odd noises. But, during their session at the business, the team from Derby [...]

That Child Who’d Vote UKIP

16 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

A British schoolchild has been filmed telling Tristram Hunt that he would vote UKIP in the upcoming General Election because they’d “get all the foreigners out of the country.” The video is really difficult to watch because it’s awful to see a child repeating what he has probably heard adults saying. As children we trust [...]

“Feel like a Mulder, Question like a Scully”

5 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve written before about the moment on a case investigation when something happens and you’re not quite sure what is going on and it’s equal parts exciting and equal parts intriguing. I think that’s the closest you can get to feeling like Mulder and Scully on one of their more adventurous cases. Sure, it might end up to be [...]

JREF In Forgetting-Women Shocker?

30 March, 2015 // 3 Comments

Some people have reacted in horror, anger and confusion as the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF) revealed the confirmed speakers for their 2015 conference, The Amazing Meeting. Why? Because there are 20 men and 2 women and, out of these 22 speakers 21 are white. So much diversity! There are more speakers to be announced for TAM 2015 and I [...]

Ghost Event Company In Being-Insensitive Shocker!

22 March, 2015 // 3 Comments

Simply Paranormal UK, who charge the public to attend ghost-hunting themed events at allegedly haunted places across the country (“act like what them people on the TV do for a night and pay us for the privilege”) have caused offense after referring to a now-closed mental health treatment centre as a “lunatic asylum” in [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin: A Conclusion

8 March, 2015 // 1 Comment

For the last nine weeks I have been scouring the news to find the worst ghost related news items to report on. It has been quite a depressing experience that doesn’t bring very much to the table but from which I have drawn a number of interesting conclusions, as follows. It seems that the ghost hunting community has changed a lot since I was [...]

When Ghost Investigators See Ghosts

7 March, 2015 // 1 Comment

The investigator is supposed to be a rational figure who enters the scene, looks at the evidence and solves the case with an explanation that was right in front of everyone the whole time. Yet sometimes the investigator becomes an eye-witness. I sometimes see ghosts. I don’t believe that they are the souls of dead people who have somehow [...]

Just A Believer Deep Down*

24 February, 2015 // 5 Comments

A popular reaction to the piece I wrote regarding comments made by Amy Bruni has been to assume that I believe in psychics and that I was writing from that perspective. Some even went as far as suggesting that “deep down” I was a believer even if I claim otherwise. The truth is that I don’t believe in psychics, or the ghosts [...]

Thoughts On The “Religion Flies Planes Into Buildings” Bullshit

14 February, 2015 // 4 Comments

Terrorism, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is ‘the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation’. According to the GTI, in 2014 alone 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks which is 61% [...]
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