Five years ago I wrote a blog post about a ghost hunting team called Worsley Paranormal who think they’re the bee’s knees. The post was called Unethical Ghost Hunters Play Detective and focussed on how this team claim to be solving mysteries related to child murderer Ian Brady and how their treatment of the surviving relatives of the murder victims was unethical and distasteful. It remains one of the most read articles on my entire blog.
When ghost hunters attempt to research ghosts in a scientific way one of the first mistakes that they will make is insisting that although their methodology might look unscientific to the outside observer, this simply isn’t the case. Ghost hunters often conduct their investigations in the dark, use pieces of equipment that have no real use in ghost research (such as EMF meters, REM pods, Dictaphones and similar), may employ the use of psychics and mediums, and use spirit communication techniques because they claim that they are attempting to experience the occurence reported to them by the eye-witness. Continue reading Biased Ghost Research: Is Seeing Really Believing?
Welcome to the 2016 instalment of my “Worst Ghosts” yearly summary tradition! I’ve been looking back at the year just passed and choosing the worst ghosts to have made the headlines each year since 2011. You can find the links to the 2011-2015 posts at the end of this post.
I’ve always been interested in the relationship the media have with ghosts and monsters, especially in a world where news coverage is 24/7 and online now. Continue reading The Worst Ghosts of 2016
When I write a blog post the title is often the last thing I create and I often find my inspiration in Betteridge’s Law. The law states that ‘any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no’. So, if you got this far into this blog post then you’ll probably chuckle at the headline of this post. You smarty pants, you.