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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 [...]

Dear ASSAP, I quit

30 March, 2014 // 8 Comments

A while ago when writing about the change that is needed for paranormal research communities to become rational I said ‘this change will come from within the Phenomena Research communities and not from outside – it is ghost hunters who will improve research standards, not dismissive skeptics’. I’ve realised that I was being [...]

Give us a wave, Bownessie!

4 February, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s 2014, and after an absence from the media of quite some time the Bownessie lake monster has made headlines once more. Mr Matt Benefield got in touch with the West Morland Gazette to say he thought he might have captured the mysterious beast in a photograph he took when walking in Windermere on January 12th. A better view of the original [...]
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