The Worst Ghosts of 2016

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

The Worst Ghosts of 2015

It has been an entire year since I correctly predicted that Slenderman would be seen in the UK in my ‘Worst Ghosts of 2014’ round up. In that year I created a feature on this blog called The Weakly Ghost Bulletin which morphed into The Spooktator Podcast which examines ghost related headlines on a monthly basis. It’s been busy…

…so, without further ado here are the 5 Worst Ghosts of 2015! Continue reading The Worst Ghosts of 2015

The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014

Since 2010 I have been writing an end-of-year summary of the five ghost stories that made me grumpy or angry because of their rubbish nature and 2014 is in no way different. Technically there are still eleven days left in the year at the time of writing this but I think (read ‘hope‘) it’s safe to assume that Christmas and New Year will keep rubbish ghosts out of the news until 2015. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to… Continue reading The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014

The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2013

This year was lacking in ghost stories that took me into the field to investigate and I’m hoping that 2014 will remedy that with ghouls to chase and phantoms to fight. While I wait for that to happen I thought I’d cast my eye back at 2013 and list what I think were the 5 Worst Ghosts of 2013. I should point out that although they’re listed here these stories fulfilled that need for terrible paranormal news stories that make me shake my fist in a pantomime style and roar ‘Oh no it isn’t!’ when headlines proclaim ‘this is a ghost!’ Continue reading The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2013