Annoying Myths About The Paranormal

I’m a bit of a ghost geek and after being a paranormal investigator for over a decade I like to think I know a thing or two about ghosts. That’s why I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Halloween because on one hand “yay spooky times”, but on the other hand, I watch, aghast, as people who know very little about spontaneous phenomena suddenly start telling us the reality of it while really just rehashing old myths. Continue reading

Why the Mr Ghost iPhone gadget wont live up to its name

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Mr Ghost device

The Mr Ghost EMF Detection device was crowd founded on Kickstarter in late 2012 with the title ‘Mr Ghost: iPhone EMF Detector – Fancy yourself a ghost hunter? Mr.Ghost plugs directly into your mic port to detect electromagnetic radiation sources.‘ The project, launched by Aaron Rasmussen, is basically an EMF detector that plugs directly into the headphone jack of your iPhone and once you’ve downloaded the associated Mr Ghost iPhone App it will allow you to start reading the Electromagnetic Fields around you.

What does this have to do with fancying yourself as a ghost hunter? There’s a wide-held belief within ghost hunting communities that ghosts either emit Electro Magnetic Fields of their own, or cause the Electro Magnetic Field around you to fluctuate when they manifest. With this in mind many ghost hunters will use Electro Magnetic Field Meters to read the Electro Magnetic Field in a location to try and detect any fluctuations that they can pin on a supernatural cause. This is something that Rasmussen touches on in his video for Kickstarter. Continue reading

Six feet under

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 topics, I had just never heard of this one.

One comment in particular, by ‘Iain’, caught my attention and I wanted to respond to what was said. I could sign up to the forum, but I don’t want to so I thought I’d address the point here where I can clear up this misunderstanding. Continue reading