Welcome to the 2016 instalment of my “Worst Ghosts” yearly summary tradition! I’ve been looking back at the year just passed and choosing the worst ghosts to have made the headlines each year since 2011. You can find the links to the 2011-2015 posts at the end of this post.
I’ve always been interested in the relationship the media have with ghosts and monsters, especially in a world where news coverage is 24/7 and online now. Continue reading The Worst Ghosts of 2016
A video uploaded to Youtube in 2013 has been gaining some traction on social media in the last few weeks. It’s footage of two ghost hunters allegedly capturing a ghost on video on a battlefield in Gettysburg. Above is a screen-cap of the moment the ghost appears in case it isn’t clear. Continue reading That Viral Gettysburg Ghost Video
Quite often old ghost-related photos, testimonies or videos do the rounds on social media sites, gaining attention and traction despite being long debunked and explained away. Oddly the rational explanations don’t follow around so quickly or at all. For all the good the internet does one of the downsides is the way in which it allows myth to persist (much like other forms of exchanging information that pre-date it.) Continue reading That San Antonio Railway Tracks Video…