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Psychic Sally Fans: Self Preservation At A Cost

11 October, 2014 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

#notallpsychics

10 October, 2014 // 3 Comments

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. “I understand there is great interest from the general public but Spiritualism [...]

My journey into non-belief

22 June, 2014 // 9 Comments

I recently wrote on my social media accounts that I no longer identified with the skeptic movement and followed this up with a blog post explaining what I meant. A small group of people from the skeptic movement claimed I was merely seeking attention and I took the blog post down because I didn’t want to be forced into a dialogue [...]

The Alcatraz Ghost Photo

18 June, 2014 // 3 Comments

View an Update on this here. There is no shortage when it comes to news coverage of pretty rubbish ghost photos, but every now and then a photo comes along that makes you pause. The photo making headlines at the moment, taken by tourists on a tour of Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary was a photo that made me pause when I first saw it while [...]

Review: Ghost Hunting – A Survivors Guide

4 May, 2014 // 2 Comments

In ‘Ghost Hunting – A Survivors Guide’ author John Fraser demonstrates his knowledge of ghost hunting history, presenting a great overview of the past 2000 years of ghost hunting and how it has shaped into the modern landscape of multi-disciplinary paranormal research. He asks early on ‘Does the inclusion of more people [...]

The 360 Solution

18 April, 2014 // 3 Comments

I liken my paranormal research to solving one of those picture puzzles where you’re not told what the final picture will be. You can have lots of pieces of the puzzle that make up some image that is sort of recognisable, but without all of the pieces of the puzzle it is nearly impossible to say for sure what the final picture looks like. In [...]

IS IT A GHOST?

16 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

I guess I have a reputation for being weird. My friends, family and followers send me links to weird news stories every single day. As much as I wish I could blog about every weird news story that passes in front of me I can’t, yet I think it is important to highlight the weird obsession the media have with uncritically publishing every odd [...]
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