My Top Reads of 2014

This post is inspired by a similar one written by Samanta Stein. I received a Tablet for Christmas 2013 on which I have the Kindle App which saw the amount of books I got through in 2014 rocket. There are so many books that I have read as  result of this kind gift. Below are some that I enjoyed the most. Continue reading My Top Reads of 2014

Ghosts For Christmas

Note: This was written in 2014 with updates made in subsequent years.

A self-confessed ghost geek, I am really interested in modern paranormal phenomena of all shapes and sizes. I also love reading ghost stories, with The End of The Line being one of the best books I read in 2014. It’s an anthology of horror stories based on or around underground railway systems which I bought because the real life ghost stories from the London Underground are scary and have always fascinated me. Click on the London Underground link to watch a fascinating documentary about the ghosts. Continue reading Ghosts For Christmas

The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014

Since 2010 I have been writing an end-of-year summary of the five ghost stories that made me grumpy or angry because of their rubbish nature and 2014 is in no way different. Technically there are still eleven days left in the year at the time of writing this but I think (read ‘hope‘) it’s safe to assume that Christmas and New Year will keep rubbish ghosts out of the news until 2015. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to… Continue reading The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014

The “Explain That” Game

Earlier this month I found myself in the unfortunate position of having no choice but to suffer as a radio presenter fired ghost anecdote after ghost anecdote at me. He’d collected them from his listeners and then demanded that I solve them right there on the other end of the telephone while live in air with no prior warning. It was unfair, dull and after the third time that I politely reminded him I couldn’t answer the cases being presented to me because that’s not how this works I’d had enough and regretted agreeing to go on the show in the first place. Continue reading The “Explain That” Game