Paranormal

Live-tweeting Most Haunted

21 August, 2014 // 1 Comment

Most Haunted is back. Tonight. At 10pm on Really (Freeview 17 Sky 248 Virgin 267). As much as I moan about paranormal reality television I have a secret love for Most Haunted because it is the show that prompted me to become a naive but hopeful ghost hunter when I was Eighteen. I get frustrated at the bullshit they spout as factual, but it also [...]

A Depressing Conversation With A Times Journalist About Exorcisms

3 August, 2014 // 8 Comments

“Do you know of anyone who thinks they or their house has been possessed by a demon?” a Sunday Times journalist asked me over the phone just the other day. Several names popped into my mind instantly but there was no chance that I was letting her have them. “We’ve got about 20 people on a list to speak to about a piece my [...]

Is This The Beast Of Bodmin?

28 July, 2014 // 3 Comments

According to ITV West Country, Henry Warren was taking photos of Bodmin Moor when this “mystery creature” pictured above jumped out in front of him and ran off. Could it be the legendary Beast of Bodmin? Probably not.  In my opinion this is a fox – one without a bushy tail which is no uncommon among foxes (particularly if they [...]

Are Calls To The Police About Ghosts Wasting Police Time?

27 July, 2014 // 1 Comment

In 1977 when single mother Peggy Hodgson first witnessed strange noises and furniture seeming to move on its own she called the police. One of the constables that responded to her call witnessed a chair slide across the floor but ‘could not determine the cause of the movement.’[1] The incident would later become part of the Enfield [...]

3 Weird Things That Happened To Me (& Why I Still Don’t Believe In Ghosts)

11 July, 2014 // 9 Comments

Every time I speak at a conference or similar event there is a Q&A session directly after my talk and, more often than not, someone will ask me “Have you ever experienced something weird that you cannot explain?” Yes, is the response. I’ve seen some pretty weird shit over the years. Reactions to this answer are usually one [...]

UFO eyewitnesses are all totally drunk

29 June, 2014 // 5 Comments

According to the info-graphic below the peak in US UFO sightings happens between 5pm and 11pm, or “during drinking hours” if you go by the wording on the graphic itself as well as the Economist article based on the reported stats.  … the National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings [...]

What do Celine Dion, hots dogs and ghosts have in common?

28 June, 2014 // 2 Comments

There’s a video that has been showing up on my Facebook news feed recently as more and more people share it that I wanted to share here. It’s a clip from a comedy set by British comedian Peter Kay. He plays a selection of songs that he has been mistaking the lyrics for, for years. It’s pretty funny: It’s a great example of [...]
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