Musings

Interesting Thingies

20 June, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here are some interesting things I have been reading this week that I wanted to share: 58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do Business Insider have a great piece on Cognitive Biases that makes you realise that flawed thinking is just a human trait, and not something only idiots do. How To Make A  Paranormal Event Seem Believable [...]

My “Unlucky” Birthday

13 June, 2014 // 1 Comment

Friday 13th has always been considered unlucky by some. Today (Friday 13th 2014) happens to be my 27th Birthday (yay!) so I thought I’d celebrate the unluckiness of today by breaking as many superstitions as possible as quickly as possible! With the help of my friend Dan I took to the stage and did the following in 8 seconds: – [...]

Don Philips: the desperate ghost hunter

11 June, 2014 // 12 Comments

“Even if it’s really quiet, my ears are quite tuned to hearing these guys. We’re actually communicating with them on a device that’s not actually made for communicating with spirits – it’s a digital recorder. The frequency is not perfect but they’re obviously somewhere in that range.” Don Philips is [...]

Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

8 June, 2014 // 12 Comments

Canadian scientists have proven that Ouija boards have mysterious properties, according to Take a Break’s Fate and Fortune magazine of July 2014. In their “Spooky Science” section they reported that ‘Scientists investigating Ouija Boards have come up with some fascinating findings. Researchers at the University of British [...]

Slenderman: Myths, Murder and Humanity

5 June, 2014 // 0 Comments

In her book The Biology of Violence, Neuroscientist Debra Niehof, after twenty years of studying whether genes or the environment make people violent, explains that both biological and environmental factors are influences and that particular types of stimulation – such as films, News coverage, or other sorts of media, are not going to [...]

So, Most Haunted is coming back…

4 June, 2014 // 3 Comments

Lots of people have been asking me what I think about both Most Haunted making a return, and many cast members leaving the Ghost Hunters (TAPS) team. To cut a long answer short: To elaborate, these shows have nothing to do with paranormal research. I’ve written about why in more detail before, but ultimately these shows are created to appeal [...]

The 5 Weirdest Things People Have Said To Me

30 May, 2014 // 2 Comments

I recently read a Cracked feature called ‘5 things I learned as a Ghost Hunter’ and, although I don’t agree with everything (e.g. EVP are not evidence of ghosts) I was filled with relief to discover that I am not the only ghost researcher to have had the “I’ve got bugs crawling out of my vagina” phone call. When [...]
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