A few bits of news

23 January, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today I have updated the Project Barnum website with extra resources and useful information. A new initiative has been added to the site to get people to share their experiences after visiting Psychic Stage Shows. The aim is to get people to tell us their thoughts, and to take along Project Barnum ‘How to spot cold reading‘ check lists [...]

The ghosts of Widowhood

8 September, 2012 // 0 Comments

Originally written for The Heresy Club We are all haunted. If not by ghosts, by death – our inevitable death and the death of those around us. In 1971 the British Medical Journal published a paper by W Dewi Rees called ‘The Hallucinations of Widowhood’ [1] that detailed how 293 widows and widowers were interviewed to determine [...]

Ghost Busting with Bladud Magazine

22 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday evening I was greeted from work by Henry, Myles and Matthew who are media students at Bath College, and their tutor Darren. They are some of the people behind the Bladud Magazine. They had a mini-bus in which we were to travel over to the beautiful Lydiard House in West Swindon to conduct some paranormal research. I had met the guys a [...]

Misleading the misled

10 June, 2011 // 6 Comments

Sometimes, when it comes to the world of ghosts and haunted houses and claims of paranormal phenomena, things are not as clear cut as they initially seem. Sometimes wrong and right aren’t options one can choose at ease and as a skeptic and a humanist, I sometimes find myself resisting the urge to head-butt my desk and over and over at the [...]