A British Slenderman? I Don’t Think So… (updated)

Update: The Mirror who were first to report on Christine Hamlet’s photo of Slenderman used the wrong photograph. The photo used (that I then used here) was not the photo she claimed showed Slenderman, but was in fact a photo that she thought showed a Black Eyed Kid also said to haunt Cannock’s Chase. That photo can be seen here.
Mark Bellis commented that the photo ‘looks like a scan of a print that someone has drawn something on, possibly with the same marker as the circle. Photos and negatives have a Dmax – maximum density or darkness – as you can see, the ‘slenderman’ is darker than any other area in the photo, even deep shadows – that’s not possible for any real object that had been in the original frame of the photo’

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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

A Critical Look At The Black Eyed Child Of Cannock’s Chase

The Birmingham Mail broke the news and the Daily Star followed up with a front page story: The Black-Eyed child ghost has returned to Cannock’s Chase, taking up residence once again with the Hell Hounds, a Werewolf, a Pig-man (human-pig hybrid), Bigfoot, Alien Big Cats, Aliens, and the plethora of phantoms and ghosts said to roam the area. Excessive, don’t you think? Continue reading