The Problem With Britain’s “Most Haunted House”

I’ve had a Fortean Times subscription for a number of years because I largely find the features interesting, but I’ve found myself becoming more and more frustrated at certain features in the last year or so when certain ghost stories are given uncritical promotion, or when the author fails to remain unbiased. In FT327 The Cage in St Osyth, Essex is given a four page spread and is dubbed as “The Most Haunted House In Britain”. The piece, written by John Fraser, provides a nice introduction to the location and it’s fascinating history of imprisoned witches and some of the spooky activity people claim to have witnessed, but he makes a glaring error. Continue reading The Problem With Britain’s “Most Haunted House”

Sally Morgan Tells Husband To Be “More Politically Correct” During TV Show

I just caught part of Episode Six of Season Three of Psychic Sally On The Road on Pick TV and watched in bemusement at a scene in which Sally berates her husband John Morgan for not being politically correct, for not holding his tongue and getting in trouble because of it. What follows is the transcript of said discussion… Continue reading Sally Morgan Tells Husband To Be “More Politically Correct” During TV Show

Psychic Sally Fans: Self Preservation At A Cost

I used to wholeheartedly believe that people could speak to the dead. These days I’m not so convinced, but even as a believer I wasn’t so blinded by my faith in psychics and mediums that I couldn’t spot when I was being purposefully deceived. In fact, it was Derek Acorah’s staged possession by a made up ghost called Kreed Kafer- an anagram of Derek Faker -on the TV show ‘Most Haunted’ that led me to the path of skepticism. Continue reading Psychic Sally Fans: Self Preservation At A Cost

#notallpsychics

I recently spoke with the president of the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU), David Bruton, and he was quick to point out that what people like Sally Morgan, Derek Acorah and co. claim to do is not actually psychic ability but, in fact, mediumship. Continue reading #notallpsychics