investigation

“Feel like a Mulder, Question like a Scully”

5 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve written before about the moment on a case investigation when something happens and you’re not quite sure what is going on and it’s equal parts exciting and equal parts intriguing. I think that’s the closest you can get to feeling like Mulder and Scully on one of their more adventurous cases. Sure, it might end up to be [...]

How Ghost Evidence Is Rated And How People Get It Wrong

20 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

The plural of anecdote is not data.¬† It’s a rule that anyone involved in paranormal research, even casually, is familiar with. The things that we experience are open to our personal biases and the biases of those around us – not to mention the flawed memory that we have to contend with when trying to accurately recall something that [...]

Have You Seen A Fairy? Share Your Experience!

13 November, 2014 // 0 Comments

Reports from the lost FIS archives When I saw that ‘Seeing Fairies –¬†From the Lost Archives of the Fairy Investigation Society‘ by Marjorie T Johnson had been published I bought a copy and read it immediately. My first love will always be ghosts, and monsters come in at a close second (I love you, Nessie!), but there is [...]

The ghost hunters are alright

9 September, 2013 // 16 Comments

This weekend I attended the Seriously Strange Conference hosted at the University of Bath by the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP). I was a panelist on the Sunday and have been a paying member of ASSAP for many years, but I attended the whole event with my mum because it was close to where we live and had a great [...]

Leave the ghosts alone

8 December, 2011 // 12 Comments

If you genuinely believe that the spirit of a deceased person is still here they should be left to rest in peace, or at least treated in a respectful manner. Leave the ghosts alone. [...]

My adventure with the ghost of Tantallon Castle

31 October, 2011 // 3 Comments

So I conquered a castle. As you do. It felt like I did, or at least that a lot of energy was put into getting to the castle which I see as equal to conquering it – even though I wasn’t invading as such. It was a 3 mile walk, okay? It took 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there and it was “enjoyable” (or so I’m told. I [...]

Spirit clearing; unethical nonsense

25 August, 2011 // 5 Comments

Spirit clearings are offered by numerous paranormal researchers, but are they really the answer to the problem? Or do they just promote uncritical thinking? [...]

Paranormal Investigation: Live

18 October, 2010 // 80 Comments

I’m feeling rather frustrated and annoyed and it’s all because of an advert I just saw on LivingTV. It was for a program called ‘Paranormal Investigation: Live’ in which, the trailer says, two paranormal research teams – “one using spiritual methods & one science” will investigate one of [...]

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 [...]

How greaseproof paper will fool the hell out of a ghost, and other things…

2 May, 2010 // 3 Comments

Did you know that all it takes to confuse a ghost is a piece of greaseproof paper? As many of you may know, a lot of ghost groups who claim to investigate the paranormal conduct very odd, old and debunked methods to “communicate” with the ghost that is supposed to be haunting the location they’re visiting. These methods include [...]