The Worst Ghosts Of 2010

27 December, 2010 // 1 Comment

It’s fair to say that some of the ghost stories that grace the newspapers and news websites often leave the more rationally minded of us staring at our screens with sheer horror. Horrified, not by the latest ‘spectres’ to have been caught on camera or film, but by the fact that anyone could have thought what was caught was news worthy. With [...]

The hidden danger of charity fatigue

4 December, 2010 // 3 Comments

*update* You can donate just £2 to the NSPCC here as part of the facebook profile picture campaign! I changed my profile picture on Facebook to a picture of the original Fireman Sam because I used to watch Fireman Sam all the time when I was younger. I even had a plastic firemans helmet and my cousin and I would run around the garden with my [...]

Paranormal Investigation: Live

18 October, 2010 // 80 Comments

I’m feeling rather frustrated and annoyed and it’s all because of an advert I just saw on LivingTV. It was for a program called ‘Paranormal Investigation: Live’ in which, the trailer says, two paranormal research teams – “one using spiritual methods & one science” will investigate one of [...]

Using lasers to hunt ghosts

11 September, 2010 // 3 Comments

Last week I wrote an article for the Wiltshire Phenomena Research website about the latest ghost hunting fad, Green laser grids. You can read the article by clicking here. For those not in the know, Wiltshire Phenomena Research is the investigation team I helped to form back in 2005. As I’m sure many of my readers are aware, there is a trend [...]

When ghost hunters cross the line

22 July, 2010 // 5 Comments

I just read this news story from the US about some teenagers who were caught trespassing in a Hubbard Park in Connecticut which is near the former Undercliff Sanatorium for children. They were found by police, and the group of “amateur ghost hunters” set off on foot to try and escape the police. Instead, they fell off of a cliff and [...]

Paranormal television

12 June, 2010 // 1 Comment

For nearly as long as I can remember there have been television shows where people go to a haunted location with a night vision camcorder or two, turn off the lights and get scared and then call it a paranormal investigation. Bit of a misrepresentation, but there we go… These shows have always been very entertaining even though some people [...]

How greaseproof paper will fool the hell out of a ghost, and other things…

2 May, 2010 // 3 Comments

Did you know that all it takes to confuse a ghost is a piece of greaseproof paper? As many of you may know, a lot of ghost groups who claim to investigate the paranormal conduct very odd, old and debunked methods to “communicate” with the ghost that is supposed to be haunting the location they’re visiting. These methods include [...]

The house healer

19 April, 2010 // 2 Comments

In the UK we’ve recently been having some wonderful weather which has inspired many to have a spring clean in the hope that it will shift away the winter blues we’ve become so accustomed to of late. However, according to the Daily Mail it might not all be that easy. Apparently many of us find that despite having a spring clean we [...]

How not to be a ghost hunter

9 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

Recently The Sun newspaper ran a piece called ‘A Ghost Hunters Guide’ It touched upon the fact that “wanna-be” ghost hunters can pay to go on a course with Ciaran O’Keefe and Steve Parsons that will teach them how to investigate the paranormal. However, the article left me scratching my head a bit and wondering if the [...]

A look at ornithomancy for valentines day

10 February, 2010 // 0 Comments

I read an article in the Daily mail today that made me chuckle. It’s called: Who’s your lovebird? Our feathered friends are Valentine’s Day fortune tellers. Ornithomancy* is the Ancient Greek practice of reading omens from the actions of birds and according to the Daily Mail it’s the best way to work out who ‘is [...]
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