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A Critical Look At The Black Eyed Child Of Cannock’s Chase

30 September, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Birmingham Mail broke the news and the Daily Star followed up with a front page story: The Black-Eyed child ghost has returned to Cannock’s Chase, taking up residence once again with the Hell Hounds, a Werewolf, a Pig-man (human-pig hybrid), Bigfoot, Alien Big Cats, Aliens, and the plethora of phantoms and ghosts said to roam the area. [...]

Why Huff Paranormal Didn’t Contact The Ghost Of Robin Williams

24 August, 2014 // 15 Comments

The tagline on the Huff Paranormal website states ‘Pushing The Boundaries Of Spirit Communication’ so that you know from the start that they’re completely biased in their research which mainly involves the use of ghost box and similar pseudo-scientific ghost “communication” devices. I visited their website [...]

Ghost of a Memphis Bank Robber & a portal at Kelvedon Hatch?

1 September, 2013 // 5 Comments

There have been a couple of interesting stories in the media recently. A number of them came to my attention while I was at the European Skeptics Congress so I was unable to write about them at the time, despite wanting to. I thought I’d double up this post and explore two that caught my attention. The Memphis Bank Robber Ghost A number of [...]

Unenlightened spirit communication – ‘yes or no’ devices

7 October, 2012 // 13 Comments

As part of the talk I deliver to Skeptics in the Pub groups I often touch upon how modern ghost hunters are often just upgraded seance participants of the past whose main aim is to talk to ghosts. The only thing that has changed is the medium they use to communicate with them through. In times gone by that medium would be a table (for table [...]

A Rather Unconvincing Haunting

19 May, 2012 // 45 Comments

Very recently The Sun Newspaper ran a story titled ‘Mum and baby son are forced out of their house by ghosts’. This, however, wasn’t a typical story about a family fleeing their home because of weird things happening there and asking for help. This was the story of Vanessa Mitchell who is so scared of her haunted house that she [...]

FAO: Don Philips, the ghost hunter.

9 December, 2011 // 9 Comments

After my blog post yesterday about how some ghost hunters were behaving irrationally over the recent discovery of a buried cottage at Pendle Hill I thought it only right to let those I mentioned by name know I had done so. I think it’s good blogging etiquette to do so. In response, Don Philip has posted on his Facebook wall that I am “A [...]

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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