Weakly Ghost Bulletin #15

Is this the world’s most haunted town?

Toowoomba by name too-woo by nature, am I right? 

According to various news sites Toowoomba, Australia is the world’s Most Haunted Town. Evidence has been flooding into a Facebook page called Toowoomba Ghost Chasers set up by Kylie Samuels and Katie Harvey. Shame then that the evidence provided to back up this claim is mediocre, at best. The latest batch of evidence includes a ghost in a red dress floating through an old train station, a gray ghost sitting on a tombstone and a “blue mist” wafting through a cemetery but a quick look through the Facebook page reveals psuedo-scientific ghost hunters getting excited about any little oddity that turns up in a photo submitted to their page. Continue reading

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #12

Quadcopter drone captures video footage of infamous black-eyed child

No, International Business Times, it did not. It did not at all. Why are you even writing about this, you’re the International Business Times! This is clearly staged footage. The Youtube channel that this was uploaded to is brand new. Here is the video for those interested… Continue reading

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #11

imageI am proud to bring you the Weakly Ghost Bulletin #11 on the award winning Hayley Is  a Ghost blog after being awarded the Best Skeptic Blog award at the Ockham’s Awards by The Skeptic Mag at QEDcon this weekend. Thank you to everyone who nominated me, who reads my blog and shares whats i write. Thank you to those who comment on my blog and those who might not agree with what I write but engage anyway.

Thank you also to the judges from The Skeptic for making the decision. I have been blogging since 2007 and on this blog since 2010 and it means a lot that so many people seem to enjoy what I write. Continue reading

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #9

What? Oh my gosh. Can it be? Is this… why yes! Yes, this is the Weakly Ghost Bulletin, risen from the grave like Jesus himself. Hallelujah!

Eerie Photo of Little Girl Followed By Ghost Goes Viral

Anastassia Perets ghost phot

This photo is really creepy when you look at it without consideration. The little girl in the photo, Anastassia Perets, claims that upon looking back at photos from her childhood she spotted a mysterious girl in the background of this photo of her that her parents say was not present. In this context the image looks really creepy… but Perets is 21 now and she is very young in the photo meaning that the best part of two decades have passed since the photo was taken. Us humans have really bad memories but we think that we have really good memories meaning that we rely upon what we remember being accurate more than we should. In my opinion this “creepy” apparition is probably another child.

h/t The Anomalist

This Baby Was Photobombed By A Ghastly Hand

ghostly hand behind baby

This photo is so old that the baby now has a law degree. It was determined back when it first surfaced in 2013 that it’s entirely possible that the hand belongs to a child standing in the background of the photo even though we are told there was nobody present when the photo was taken. You can see that they’re wearing a white t-shirt and grey shorts or trousers. The pink blur at the top left of the photo is a finger slightly over the lens. Boring.

Ghost Girl Appears In Photo Taken At El-Paso High

el paso ghost

The image above apparently shows a ghostly figure standing near two people at a football stadium. You can make out what appears to be two stumps legs. My initial impression is that this is a faked photo or the “ghost” could be a photographic artefact. It’s so difficult to tell either way because the quality of the photo is so, so bad.

Unidentified Dementor-like Mist Flies Past Car In Nebraska

A woman filming a storm while in a moving car caught this odd object flying through the air at speed. People have been quick to say this is a UFO or, more bizzarely, a dementor from the Harry Potter universe. Guys, as much as it pains me to say this what with being a huge Potter fan, the Harry Potter books are fictional. There are no such things as happiness-guzzling dementors flying around.

Speculation is rife over what this mystery object could be and although my money is on it being Tony Stark most people think it is some sort of a test drone.

And now for something completely different…

College staff thought they were being haunted by ghosts… it was actually a goat

‘Caretakers at Coleg Cambria’s Northop campus kept reporting lights were regularly being left on in the rare breeds centre’s goat barn. Baffled animal centre manager Wendy Gacem began to suspect a ghost or intruders were to blame. But the truth finally emerged after Jake the Bagot Billy Goat was caught red-handed flicking the switch’ the Daily Post reports.

…because when lights are left turned on the first conclusion to reach is ‘ghosts or intruders’, right?