Musings

Just A Believer Deep Down*

24 February, 2015 // 4 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 // 1 Comment

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% [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #6

13 February, 2015 // 0 Comments

GHOST CAUGHT IN PHOTO BEHIND MUSICIANS Many people are convinced that the photo above (as well as a series of other photos that can be seen by BELOW) show a ghostly figure in the window at the back of the room. The “figure” appears to move across the window in different shots but event though it does look quite odd it’s most [...]

Take Action: Don’t Criminalise Sex-Selective Abortion

3 February, 2015 // 3 Comments

I don’t know whether or not I would have an abortion and I don’t know if I would have an abortion based upon predicted gender. I’ve never been in that position and I’ve never had to make that choice. Perhaps I wouldn’t care either way what gender my child was? Either way, I’m not egotistical enough to think that [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #4

1 February, 2015 // 2 Comments

It’s time for the last Weakly Ghost Bulletin (WGB) of January 2015 and, all in all, January has been a pretty average month when it comes to silly ghost stories making the press. Last week’s WGB was a bit weirder than average because Lee Brickley went on one of his attention seeking sprees and claimed that a Slenderman-like spirit or [...]

I’m a Real Life Female Ghost Buster & I Say “BRING IT ON!”

28 January, 2015 // 6 Comments

Throughout the history of paranormal research women have often been the leading figures despite being under-represented at every step of the way. Eleanor Sidgwick was a leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research – easily the most established organisation dedicated to paranormal research in the country, if not the globe. [...]

A British Slenderman? I Don’t Think So… (updated)

25 January, 2015 // 9 Comments

Update: The Mirror who were first to report on Christine Hamlet’s photo of Slenderman used the wrong photograph. The photo used (that I then used here) was not the photo she claimed showed Slenderman, but was in fact a photo that she thought showed a Black Eyed Kid also said to haunt Cannock’s Chase. That photo can be seen here. Mark [...]

Cannock’s Chase: An Open Letter to Lee Brickley

25 January, 2015 // 9 Comments

Dear Lee Brickley, I expect that you don’t think very highly of me after I gave your book a critical review, and you’ve blocked me on Twitter but I really hope that you’ll hear me out. You are just one year older than me and yet it seems that our approaches to the paranormal are completely different. The nonsense you pulled with [...]
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