Ghost Event Company In Being-Insensitive Shocker!

22 March, 2015 // 3 Comments

Simply Paranormal UK, who charge the public to attend ghost-hunting themed events at allegedly haunted places across the country (“act like what them people on the TV do for a night and pay us for the privilege”) have caused offense after referring to a now-closed mental health treatment centre as a “lunatic asylum” in [...]

How Ghost Evidence Is Rated And How People Get It Wrong

20 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

The plural of anecdote is not data.  It’s a rule that anyone involved in paranormal research, even casually, is familiar with. The things that we experience are open to our personal biases and the biases of those around us – not to mention the flawed memory that we have to contend with when trying to accurately recall something that [...]

Ghost Hunting Goes Wrong Because We’re Human

13 March, 2015 // 1 Comment

I used to believe that ghosts were real and that I communicated with them while on ghost investigations and I can remember how powerful that made me feel. As the founder of the paranormal team I would often be the one who led the seances or the glass divination or table tipping… I’d be the one who called out to see if I could [...]

The Harm Of Belief: Does Believing In Ghost Make You Vulnerable?

12 March, 2015 // 2 Comments

Yesterday evening I spoke to the Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub group. It was a really enjoyable evening and I was glad to have been invited to speak by the organisers. Several people in the audience asked me about the potential for belief in paranormal ideas to cause harm to the believer and whether I personally think it’s okay for people [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin: A Conclusion

8 March, 2015 // 1 Comment

For the last nine weeks I have been scouring the news to find the worst ghost related news items to report on. It has been quite a depressing experience that doesn’t bring very much to the table but from which I have drawn a number of interesting conclusions, as follows. It seems that the ghost hunting community has changed a lot since I was [...]

When Ghost Investigators See Ghosts

7 March, 2015 // 1 Comment

The investigator is supposed to be a rational figure who enters the scene, looks at the evidence and solves the case with an explanation that was right in front of everyone the whole time. Yet sometimes the investigator becomes an eye-witness. I sometimes see ghosts. I don’t believe that they are the souls of dead people who have somehow [...]

Lembit Öpik Said What About ESP?!

1 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the subjects on the latest episode (S8 E8) of The Big Questions was ‘Are we right to dismiss astrology?’ The discussion was prompted after an interview with Conservative MP David Tredinnick (who sits on the Commons Health Committee) was published in the Astrological Journal quoting him as saying “I do foresee that one [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8.5

28 February, 2015 // 1 Comment

It seems that I was a bit premature when I published the Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8 yesterday and there are a few stories that came to my attention after I had published the bulletin. With this in mind I am going to start publishing the WGB on a Sunday in an attempt to avoid this. For now though, here is #8.5 HAS A GHOST BEEN CAUGHT ON FILM AT [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8

28 February, 2015 // 1 Comment

Update: Extra stories have been added this week in the form of Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8.5! GHOST CAPTURED ON CAMERA WALKING THROUGH AUSTRALIAN WOODS This one confused me for a little bit because I couldn’t tell if it was someone walking down the path in an attempt to look ghostly or if it was the usual suspect – an insect or piece of [...]

Just A Believer Deep Down*

24 February, 2015 // 4 Comments

A popular reaction to the piece I wrote regarding comments made by Amy Bruni has been to assume that I believe in psychics and that I was writing from that perspective. Some even went as far as suggesting that “deep down” I was a believer even if I claim otherwise. The truth is that I don’t believe in psychics, or the ghosts [...]
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