The Existential Files

I recently had a chat with Dr Louie Savva and Dr Matthew Smith about ghosts, ghost hunters, and cryptozoology for their podcast The Existential Files. This is now available to listen to in episodes 48 and 49 of show. Continue reading The Existential Files

The Gresley Old Hall Ghost That Wasn’t There

The Daily Mail recently ran a headline saying ‘Ghost Hunter claims to have caught the spirit of ‘a beautiful French woman called Philippa’ on camera as he took pictures at a smoke-filled 16th-century hall’. The ghost hunter in question is called Stu Williamson and I’ve come to the conclusion that he is pretty desperate to catch a ghost on camera. You know, so desperate that he’s done something really quite daft in the pursuit of his goal… Continue reading The Gresley Old Hall Ghost That Wasn’t There

Ghost Hunting Qualifications: What’s The Deal?

Not too long ago, I wrote a piece on this blog called Has Parapsychology Had Enough of Experts? which was about Steve Mera and the so-called Stellar University through which it was claimed people could study accredited courses which instructed them on how to become good paranormal investigators. Many of the claims being made by Mera were questionable and if you’re not familiar with the case I’d recommend you read that article before continuing. You may or may not be surprised to learn that following my blog post several other people reached out to indicate that they- like Dr Novella -had not given permission or their names to be used on the website as ‘contributors’ to the course materials. Continue reading Ghost Hunting Qualifications: What’s The Deal?