The Press Are Playing Ugly Games In Which The Vulnerable Are The Losers

I’ve researched and investigated paranormal phenomena for a decade or so now and so the terrible treatment that the most vulnerable people who claim to be paranormal eye-witnesses receive comes as no surprise to me anymore. Yet I still feel an anger bubbling when I read atrocious pieces like the one written by The Daily Record. It isn’t enough to point out that ghosts aren’t real, sometimes we have to stand up and say “what’s happening here isn’t right”, and what’s happening here isn’t right. Continue reading

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #3

At the end of each year I compile a ‘The Worst Ghosts of…’ list and 2014 was no exception. The #1 spot on the 2014 list went to the stupid Black Eyed Kids sightings coming out of Cannock’s Chase at the hands of paranormal author Lee Brickley and at the end of the list for last year I made a prediction, as follows:

I predict that in 2015 Slenderman will be seen in Cannock’s Chase and will have a baby with the so-called PigMan hybrid monster. You heard it here first.

This wasn’t an instruction, doofus. Continue reading

The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #1

I’ve decided to trial a new feature on my blog called The Weakly Ghost Bulletin. It will be a week by week update on any ridiculous and weak ghost stories that have made it into the mainstream news in the past seven days. As this is the first bulletin of 2015 I am going to include the last ten days. Continue reading

In which Colin Fry sinks low

UPDATE: Today on August 25th 2015 Colin Fry passed away after a short battle with terminal cancer. He was 53 and this is tragically too young an age for anybody to die at. Yet it is important, I think, to remember that in his life Fry did make claims without evidence to back them up and was caught up in controversy several times. Our deeds in life are not deleted upon our death. Some people have found this post after Googling Colin Fry following his death and have contacted me to say this post is mean spirited. Colin Fry was a psychic who welcomed skepticism and so I am sure that he would welcome criticisms of him made during his life to remain in place following his death.

It breaks my heart to hear about elderly people who have been targeted by con-men and con-women and cheated out of a large amount of their life savings, even more so when those who have conned them out of their money claim to be psychic and were preying on their targets grief or vulnerability.  Continue reading