The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2013

20 December, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Whistable… not so haunted.

17 December, 2013 // 1 Comment

Turns out that Whitstable might not be so haunted after all (who knew) and that all the recent ghost related news stories coming out of there were for a Channel 4 television show called ‘The Happenings’. I just saw the advert for it on television and they used the High Quality version of the floating teabag box CCTV ghost footage [...]

Review: Stop Worrying! There probably is an afterlife

16 December, 2013 // 9 Comments

It has been a long time since a book about ghosts made me feel the excitement I used to feel in my gut when researching the ghost sightings I would go on to investigate with my ghost research team, but Stop Worrying! There probably is an afterlife by Greg Taylor was a joy to read and, at times, made me feel excited about ghosts again. The last [...]

Mummy, is Santa really real?

12 December, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Wiltshire based vicar has landed himself in a spot of bother after telling children at a Chippenham school the story of Saint Nicholas which is the origin for the modern figure of Santa Claus. Apparently children went home in tears as Christmas was ruined for them. The Guardian reported that ‘Linzi Merritt, whose son Levi, nine, attends [...]

Paranormal Brighton

12 December, 2013 // 1 Comment

A few weeks ago I spent some time at Iford Manor being filmed for a documentary called Paranormal Brighton by two students, Lillie Strong and Constance Venn. It was really fun and they were great to work with and asked some really great questions. You can watch the 11 minute documentary below. [...]

‘I know what I saw’: a lesson in diplomacy

8 December, 2013 // 2 Comments

When I deliver talks to younger audiences my talks tend to focus on two ‘rules’. 1 – What we see isn’t always what is there; 2 – What we remember isn’t always what happened; Our perception of things around us is often flawed for numerous reasons – we are pattern seeking creatures who see meaning where [...]

The day that ghost hunting died

6 December, 2013 // 7 Comments

I don’t know when it died but one thing I am sure of is that ghost hunting is dead. That isn’t a ghost-related joke either, it really has ceased to exist and it seems that very few people have noticed. Looking back at my time as a ghost hunter I guess I should have seen the early stages of the onset of its death – ghost hunting [...]
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