How to be a Ghost Buster!

16 September, 2013 // 1 Comment

This Halloween I am going to be delivering a free workshop at Bradford on Avon library for children aged 10+ called: HOW TO BE A GHOST BUSTER! A HANDS ON INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION! We will explore: - How to spot fake ghosts – Why people see things that aren’t there – How to investigate ghosts using [...]

Hayley is a Ghost: The ultimate guide

15 September, 2013 // 1 Comment

Recently a man sat through the talk I gave in which I spoke about being a non-believer who researches ghost phenomena, and in the break between the end of the talk and the Question & Answer session that was to follow he approached me and asked ‘how do you deal with the reaction from the people who say this isn’t real?’. I was [...]

The ghost hunters are alright

9 September, 2013 // 16 Comments

This weekend I attended the Seriously Strange Conference hosted at the University of Bath by the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP). I was a panelist on the Sunday and have been a paying member of ASSAP for many years, but I attended the whole event with my mum because it was close to where we live and had a great [...]

Thoughts on being dismissed

7 September, 2013 // 1 Comment

I am currently half way through attending the Seriously Strange conference hosted by ASSAP this weekend at Bath University. I’m speaking tomorrow on a panel about ‘the future of ghost investigations’. I wont comment on the conference until it is over, but there was one thing I did want to address. Over the last two days (at the [...]

Has Amanda Byram been faking ghosts?

5 September, 2013 // 5 Comments

I was sent a link to this news story featured in the Canterbury Times by the journalist who wrote it, asking for my opinion. The story is about a supposedly strange photo captured by TV presenter¬†Amanda Byram. The photo is of Byram posing with two members of the public, and next to them is a translucent shadowy figure. The “ghost” is [...]

Ghost of a Memphis Bank Robber & a portal at Kelvedon Hatch?

1 September, 2013 // 5 Comments

There have been a couple of interesting stories in the media recently. A number of them came to my attention while I was at the European Skeptics Congress so I was unable to write about them at the time, despite wanting to. I thought I’d double up this post and explore two that caught my attention. The Memphis Bank Robber Ghost A number of [...]

Job done?

29 August, 2013 // 1 Comment

When I was first sent this clipping from an issue of the Fortean Times I was really annoyed that someone was sharing my research into the case without any credit being given. After all I spent my time, money and effort going to the pier and speaking to the people involved. Then I realised that it didn’t really matter because Paul Thomas [...]

On Hating Stupidity & Loving People

29 August, 2013 // 1 Comment

On Saturday evening I attended the Gala Dinner at the 15th European Skeptics Congress, and between the courses various people took to the stage to deliver short speeches or magic tricks. One of these people was Marit Simonsen, a member of the International Advisory Board of the ESC. Marit somehow managed to eloquently capture the spirit of [...]
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