The Denkfest Blogging Panel

15 September, 2011 // 2 Comments

I have just discovered a video by Youtube user ‘SwissTopper’ from the blogging panel that I was part of at the Denkfest last week. The panel took place on the first day of the conference, and although it was 90 minutes in length this video is a selection of the ‘best bits’. [...]

A blogger blogs about Denkfest

12 September, 2011 // 7 Comments

There is a  lot to be said for people who will pay to visit the beautiful city of Zurich and spend most of their time sitting in a darkened hall geeking out on science – however one word would be sufficient to sum them up, and that word is diverse. It took me a while to think of that word; a word that would do the last four days justice, as [...]

Six feet under

31 August, 2011 // 3 Comments

I noticed a ‘click-through’ to my blog that came from a forum called ‘World of ghosts’ so I clicked it out of curiosity and noticed that one of my blog posts (called ‘Dear New Ghost hunter’) was being discussed there. There’s nothing new with my posts being discussed on forums that cover paranormal [...]

Dear new ghost hunter,

28 August, 2011 // 13 Comments

You’ve decided to become a ghost hunter and so have applied the title to yourself because after all there is no mandatory training or registration to go through. You just need a team name (maybe), a website and you’re done. You can check out other ghost hunting team websites and maybe buy the same bits of kit they have, and copy their [...]

The scariest ghosts

27 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

The scariest ghosts I’ve ever encountered are the ones who, for a brief moment in time, lived on my bedside cabinet. These spectres live on ear-marked pages, their every action dictated by printed words. Ghosts in literature span time – from early greats such as Banquo’s ghostly appearance in Macbeth (that I first encountered [...]

Spirit clearing; unethical nonsense

25 August, 2011 // 5 Comments

Spirit clearings are offered by numerous paranormal researchers, but are they really the answer to the problem? Or do they just promote uncritical thinking? [...]

A memory experiment & the Queen

14 August, 2011 // 14 Comments

A while ago I asked visitors to my blog to sign up for a quick, easy memory experiment and those willing to take part filled in a form that was emailed to me. Once I’d received an email I would then send the below picture to them with the instructions… Instructions 1 – open the attachment in paint or photoshop or something [...]

A ghost hunters privilege

29 July, 2011 // 7 Comments

The hundreds of ghost hunting teams in the UK create a unique market that can be sold products and services that the normal consumer wouldn’t consider parting with their money for. From Iphone applications and devices that are supposed to be able to help you work out if a ghost is causing a reported oddity, books on how to hunt ghosts and [...]
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