I’m Giving Away Books To Help A Friend!

10 August, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’m a bit excited but you can’t tell. Above is a photo of me at the tomb of the McKenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars, Edinburgh. I’ve always wanted to knock on the door of the tomb to see what would happen ever since I heard about the McKenzie Poltergeist when I was a little girl. Secretly I wanted to be punched just so I knew [...]

Comment Policy: Clarified

7 August, 2014 // 1 Comment

I try really hard to encourage good debate and discussion in the comment section of my blog and, about 9 times out of 10, the comments left by my readers (you, you lovely people) actually add to the topic being discussed. I sometimes learn things from people who leave comments and I think that’s fantasic! Yay comments! …but with all [...]

A Depressing Conversation With A Times Journalist About Exorcisms

3 August, 2014 // 8 Comments

“Do you know of anyone who thinks they or their house has been possessed by a demon?” a Sunday Times journalist asked me over the phone just the other day. Several names popped into my mind instantly but there was no chance that I was letting her have them. “We’ve got about 20 people on a list to speak to about a piece my [...]

The Dawkins Problem

2 August, 2014 // 9 Comments

Richard Dawkins was right when he recently said that ‘Nothing should be off limits to discussion.’ It was a point he made in a recent blog post following the fallout that happened after he tweeted comments comparing different types of rape and paedophilia. Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's [...]

Is This The Beast Of Bodmin?

28 July, 2014 // 3 Comments

According to ITV West Country, Henry Warren was taking photos of Bodmin Moor when this “mystery creature” pictured above jumped out in front of him and ran off. Could it be the legendary Beast of Bodmin? Probably not.  In my opinion this is a fox – one without a bushy tail which is no uncommon among foxes (particularly if they [...]

Are Calls To The Police About Ghosts Wasting Police Time?

27 July, 2014 // 1 Comment

In 1977 when single mother Peggy Hodgson first witnessed strange noises and furniture seeming to move on its own she called the police. One of the constables that responded to her call witnessed a chair slide across the floor but ‘could not determine the cause of the movement.’[1] The incident would later become part of the Enfield [...]

3 Weird Things That Happened To Me (& Why I Still Don’t Believe In Ghosts)

11 July, 2014 // 9 Comments

Every time I speak at a conference or similar event there is a Q&A session directly after my talk and, more often than not, someone will ask me “Have you ever experienced something weird that you cannot explain?” Yes, is the response. I’ve seen some pretty weird shit over the years. Reactions to this answer are usually one [...]
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