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Revisiting a Haunted House: Gustav Holst and The Cheltenham Ghosts.
Christian Jensen Romer. Reproduced with permission from Anomaly 51 (2021) p.35-91. You can join ASSAP at http://www.assap.ac.uk Abstract In this paper the Swinhoe era of residence at St. Anne’s House is discussed with reference to contemporary documents to provide the … Continue reading
Webinar uploaded: Haunted Northeast Derbyshire with Bill Eyre
Very brief post tonight as I am in the middle of hosting Image from the Wizard Torn an online Ars Magica rpg convention. I am also these days Chair of the Association for Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena and every … Continue reading
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Review: We Keep The Dead Close by Becky Cooper
I don’t read True Crime normally as I find it depressing and disturbing but this book has been highly praised and deals with a case I had heard of, the 1969 murder of Jane Britton at Harvard. It is a … Continue reading
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Can we fix Britain’s Big Cat Flap?
Are big cats the new UFOs? Or are they the extraterrestrial pilots of the Flying Saucers, or perhaps Black Triangles? Are we being invaded by felines from Outer Space? (And wasn’t that the plot of a sixties Disney movie?). I … Continue reading
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The Fakenham Ghost: a monster for April Fool’s Day
Originally posted on Games From Folktales:
A little poem by Robert Bloomfield, read for Librivox by Colleen McMahon. Thanks to the Librivoxians. I was going to save it until Halloween, but I’m sure I can find other ghosts before then.…
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A Churchyard Story
It happened one November night in the town of Bury St. Edmunds. From Hardwick Heath to the Tollgate, from Eastgate street to Gibraltar Barracks the snow lay soft as make up on the cheek of a bride; the streets shone … Continue reading
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Thoughts on a Global Pandemic (and my latest wild idea…)
It has been a long time since I last wrote: longer perhaps than it should have been. I don’t blog much any more, partly because my days are filled with things I should be doing, and I spend much of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged coronavirii, COVID19, epidemiology, OC43, Pandemic, public health 3 Comments
My Father: Eulogy for Gunnar Romer.
It is a year ago today since my beloved dad died in the West Suffolk Hospital. At his funeral my sister and I both delivered eulogies for dad, Gunnar Jensen Romer but the most moving thing was delivered by mum. … Continue reading
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Who Ya Gonna Call? The Problem with British Ghosthunting
This is going to be a controversial article, and is going to annoy a lot of people. It is about ghosts, and how we investigate them, and how we try to learn about the nature of paranormal phenomena. The UK … Continue reading
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The Great Gatwick UFO Mystery
So what do people think of the Gatwick UFO case? Because that is actually what it is — the alleged drone is by an unidentified flying object; the fact it is interpreted as a drone rather than aliens or Santa … Continue reading
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