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

Queer Ghost Researchers Are Scary

During the first half of the 1900’s the Spiritualist movement that came to define paranormal research and ghost hunting of the modern world was often considered a feminine thing. Male mediums, for example, were in the minority and were often described as “sissyish” or unmasculine (Hazelgrove, 2000).

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Are People Who Don’t Read Past Headlines Satanists?

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’. ┬áSo, if you got this far into this blog post then you’ll probably chuckle at the headline of this post. You smarty pants, you.

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Are Gay People Possessed By Ghosts?

The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) would have you believe that sleeping with your feet facing south is not good for you. It all seems like silly nonsense until you discover that they also believe that as many as 85% of gay people are actually possessed by the ghosts of the opposite gender, which is why they are attracted to people of the same gender.

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