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 [...]

Respect is earned: A follow on

25 July, 2011 // 7 Comments

After writing my initial blog post about the complaint group on Facebook, I got into a discussion on the group wall about what the creator of the group felt was being misinterpreted by the BBC that warranted a complaint. Here is the dialogue: Hayley: Could you explain what you mean about them not having a concept of what mediumship is? What is [...]

Respect is earned

25 July, 2011 // 5 Comments

This morning on Facebook a friend posted a link to a group on there entitled ‘Complain to the BBC about their unfair treatment of mediums’. I’m sure you can guess what the point of the group is from the title, but the main page of the group says: Today’s Sunday Morning Live show on BBC1 had a debate in which they suggested that [...]
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