“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 // 1 Comment

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? [...]
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