hunters

So, Most Haunted is coming back…

4 June, 2014 // 3 Comments

Lots of people have been asking me what I think about both Most Haunted making a return, and many cast members leaving the Ghost Hunters (TAPS) team. To cut a long answer short: To elaborate, these shows have nothing to do with paranormal research. I’ve written about why in more detail before, but ultimately these shows are created to appeal [...]

Whistable… not so haunted.

17 December, 2013 // 1 Comment

Turns out that Whitstable might not be so haunted after all (who knew) and that all the recent ghost related news stories coming out of there were for a Channel 4 television show called ‘The Happenings’. I just saw the advert for it on television¬†and they used the High Quality version of the floating teabag box CCTV ghost footage [...]

What Can Grassroots Skeptics Do About Ghost Hunting?

16 January, 2012 // 1 Comment

I’ve often been asked how grassroots skeptics and grassroots skeptic organisations (such as ‘skeptics in the pub’ groups) can deal with pseudo-scientific ghost hunting teams on a local level. This was also a point raised by the lovely Andy Wilson who hosted the ‘Ghost Investigations Today’ panel at QEDcon in February [...]

Using lasers to hunt ghosts

11 September, 2010 // 3 Comments

Last week I wrote an article for the Wiltshire Phenomena Research website about the latest ghost hunting fad, Green laser grids. You can read the article by clicking here. For those not in the know, Wiltshire Phenomena Research is the investigation team I helped to form back in 2005. As I’m sure many of my readers are aware, there is a trend [...]

Paranormal television

12 June, 2010 // 1 Comment

For nearly as long as I can remember there have been television shows where people go to a haunted location with a night vision camcorder or two, turn off the lights and get scared and then call it a paranormal investigation. Bit of a misrepresentation, but there we go… These shows have always been very entertaining even though some people [...]