Listen: Why “Ghostbox” Can’t Be Taken Seriously

Episode 21 of The Spooktator looked at Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and the Ghostbox and during the show, I played examples of EVP recordings made by active ghost hunters including one from Erica Gregory. If you’ve read my previous writing on Gregory you’ll know that she believes to have uncovered hidden information relating to the Moors Murders which were perpetrated by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Her evidence for this are her EVP recordings and psychic work, but it turns out that not all is what it seems with the recordings… Continue reading Listen: Why “Ghostbox” Can’t Be Taken Seriously

Debunking Ghost Hunter Erica Gregory and her Ian Brady Conspiracies

If Erica Gregory and the Worsley Paranormal Group are to be believed, they have cracked hidden messages left by Ian Brady which reveal secret details of his crimes and murders. The truth, however, is that this deluded ghost hunting team have simply been manipulated by the rantings of a paranoid schizophrenic with a narcissistic personality disorder who was imprisoned for murdering children. Continue reading Debunking Ghost Hunter Erica Gregory and her Ian Brady Conspiracies

The Gresley Old Hall Ghost That Wasn’t There

The Daily Mail recently ran a headline saying ‘Ghost Hunter claims to have caught the spirit of ‘a beautiful French woman called Philippa’ on camera as he took pictures at a smoke-filled 16th-century hall’. The ghost hunter in question is called Stu Williamson and I’ve come to the conclusion that he is pretty desperate to catch a ghost on camera. You know, so desperate that he’s done something really quite daft in the pursuit of his goal… Continue reading The Gresley Old Hall Ghost That Wasn’t There

Ghost Hunting Qualifications: What’s The Deal?

Not too long ago, I wrote a piece on this blog called Has Parapsychology Had Enough of Experts? which was about Steve Mera and the so-called Stellar University through which it was claimed people could study accredited courses which instructed them on how to become good paranormal investigators. Many of the claims being made by Mera were questionable and if you’re not familiar with the case I’d recommend you read that article before continuing. You may or may not be surprised to learn that following my blog post several other people reached out to indicate that they- like Dr Novella -had not given permission or their names to be used on the website as ‘contributors’ to the course materials. Continue reading Ghost Hunting Qualifications: What’s The Deal?