The Enfield Haunting: A Contemporary Ghost Researcher Reflects…

21 April, 2015 // 4 Comments

The Enfield Poltergeist case began in 1977 when a set of disturbances started happening in a council house in Enfield, London that would become one of the most famous (some would say infamous) poltergeist cases in the history of the United Kingdom. Peggy Hodgson, a single mother who lived with her four children Margaret, thirteen; Janet, eleven; [...]

Derby Ghost Investigators Disturb Robbery, Raise Interesting Questions

19 April, 2015 // 9 Comments

A Paranormal Investigation team in Derby have disturbed and stopped a robbery happening in a location they were investigating over night. According to the Derby Telegraph ‘ghostbusters had been invited in to investigate spooky goings-on at the building, including odd noises. But, during their session at the business, the team from Derby [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #10

19 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

Can you spot the ghost at the Galleries of Justice Museum? Frankly? No. I can see what looks like a squished up face but years of watching Ghost Webcams as a teenager tells me that this is the pixellation of the photo causing an illusion. This is called the Pareidolia effect. I really like the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham. I visited [...]

That Child Who’d Vote UKIP

16 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

A British schoolchild has been filmed telling Tristram Hunt that he would vote UKIP in the upcoming General Election because they’d “get all the foreigners out of the country.” The video is really difficult to watch because it’s awful to see a child repeating what he has probably heard adults saying. As children we trust [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #9

12 April, 2015 // 4 Comments

What? Oh my gosh. Can it be? Is this… why yes! Yes, this is the Weakly Ghost Bulletin, risen from the grave like Jesus himself. Hallelujah! Eerie Photo of Little Girl Followed By Ghost Goes Viral This photo is really creepy when you look at it without consideration. The little girl in the photo, Anastassia Perets, claims that upon looking [...]

The Anti-Science Bias Of Ghost Hunters

11 April, 2015 // 6 Comments

I wrote previously about a research team at Clarkson University headed up by Professor Shane Rogers that seek to establish whether there is a link between air quality and strange experiences people often associate with a haunting or with ghosts. Rogers said “experiences reported in many hauntings are similar to mental or neurological symptoms [...]

“Feel like a Mulder, Question like a Scully”

5 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve written before about the moment on a case investigation when something happens and you’re not quite sure what is going on and it’s equal parts exciting and equal parts intriguing. I think that’s the closest you can get to feeling like Mulder and Scully on one of their more adventurous cases. Sure, it might end up to be [...]

Book Review: Abominable Science

4 April, 2015 // 1 Comment

Abominable Science! authored by Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero is one of those books that comes along and makes the world a better place. A rare treat that you didn’t know you needed until you had it in your hands. The combination of good research, good references and an honest, open-minded yet critical outlook turns Abominable Science! [...]

Is Mould Haunting You? Maybe, Say Scientists

3 April, 2015 // 3 Comments

This is really fascinating. Researchers at Clarkson University are studying whether the air quality in reportedly haunted buildings could contribute to the ghostly experiences had there by comparing samples from “haunted” buildings to air samples at “non-haunted” buildings. Medicaldaily reported that ‘since toxic [...]

Para-Unity Makes A Mockery Of Everybody

31 March, 2015 // 1 Comment

Para-unity. It’s all that a lot of ghost hunters go on about these days and it gives me a headache because on the surface it’s presented as a movement to bond the diverse people involved in paranormal research but underneath the happy surface lurks something not so pleasant. If “para-unity” was just about getting on with [...]
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