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Tag Archives: Ghosthunting
Ghosts, God and the Trouble With Ghosthunters.
So as Martin Gardner said, I think the decline of traditional religious belief may actually underlie, rather than be the opposite of, this explosion of popular ghosthunting. Still a great article by Hayley, and got me thinking as normal. Now I really must go do some work! Continue reading
Posted in atheism, Debunking myths, Paranormal, Religion Tagged Alex Gabriel, atheism, CSICOP, Ghosthunting, Martin Gardner, paranormal belief, sceptocosm, The Heresy Club 3 Comments
Ghosthunting with the League of Gentleman
Back in the summer Becky and I went ghost hunting with some rather unusual chaps — The League of Gentlemen. We had an excellent night, and met the League – Pemberton, Dyson, Shearsmih and Gatiss — reunited for the first … Continue reading
I wrote this update for Facebook fans of my little ghost research group, GSUK. I thought I may as well share it on my blog as well! We maintain a quiet but social forum, and are always delighted to welcome … Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal, Reviews and Past Events, Uninteresting to others whitterings about my life Tagged Becky Smith, Chris Jensen Romer, Coventry University MSc Parapsychology, Ed Woods, Facebook updates, Ghosthunting, ghosthunting groups, GhostlyStayUK, ghosts, GSUK, MSc PArapsychology, online parapsychology masters degree, S.P.R, Society for Psychical Research 1 Comment
Yesterday (Halloween) Becky and I attended the SPR Study Day on Poltergeists. I won’t be writing a review for my blog as I have been asked to write a review for the SPR magazine The Paranormal Review but obviously the subject is one of considerable interest. I have been fascinated for nearly twenty years with Poltergeist/RSPK cases, and have participated in a number of investigations (one minor one is reported elsewhere in an earlier post on this blog). I have a very real interest in following up any case – those who feel they may be experiencing something of this nature are welcome to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and if nothing else I can put you in touch with the SPR Spontaneous Cases committee, or perhaps offer some advice and support. Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal, Science Tagged Alan Gauld, Becky Smith, David Fontana, discarnate hypothesis, Entity Hypothesis, Ghosthunting, Guy Lyon Playfair, GW Lambert, haunting, how do I stop my poltergeist?, Maurice Grosse, parapsychology, person centred hauntings, place centred hauntings, poltergeist, poltergeist activity, poltergeist cases, poltergeist investigators, poltergeist outbreak, poltergeists, polterwotsits, psychical research, Recurrent Spontaneous Psycho-Kinesis, RSPK, S.P.R, Small Object Displacement, Society for Psychical Research, Spirit hypothesis, spontaneous cases, spooks, SPR Study Day, The Cardiff Responsive Poltergeist, The Enfield Poltergeist, Tony Cornell 5 Comments
Elliot O’Donnell 1872-1965: the first great ghosthunter?
It’s hard to believe it is fourteen years since I wrote this piece, and it reflects my ideas at that time. I have however, with some embarrassment as some of my ideas have changed, reproduced it here. I hope it … Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal Tagged Andrew Green, Andrew Lang, apparitions, Arthur Machen, astral double, banshees, Berry Pomeroy, Bristol ghosthunters, Celtic Twilight, Clifton College Bristol, Death Omensm ghosts, Elementals, Elliot O'Donnell, Eric Quigley, folklore, For Satan's Sake, ghosthunters, Ghosthunting, ghosts as recordings, ghosts of the future, Golden Dawn, Harry Price, Irish Ghosthunters, Nigel Kneale, Paranormal, Phantasms of the Living, poltergeists, psychical research, psychism, Queen's Service Academy Dublin, Rev. Wynn Wescott, Society for Psychical Research, Stonetape Theory, werewolves, werwolves 17 Comments
The Bell and The Ram: Ghosthunting with GSUK
I said I’d write something about the weekend, and i guess I should, but for anyone hoping for fantastic proof of the paranormal, look elsewhere! What follows is a short account of a weekend ghost hunt that was notably devoid … Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal, Uninteresting to others whitterings about my life Tagged ancient grave, Ancient Ram Inn, ASSAP, Balders, Becky Smith, Capone's Nightclub, CPRG, Dale the Timelord, DAve Barrett, David Carter-Green, David Sivier, Dawn Bedwell, Dursley, Elmbury, fat women ghosthunters, Fingerpaint, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, Ghosthunting, Gloucestershire ghosts, Graham Atkinson, Graham Philpott, GSUK, John Humphries, Katherine Wilson, Lorna Keen, Lynn Cinderey, Mel, Mitchyjane, Most Haunted, Natalie Jane Evans, no fat women, Old Bell Hotel, previous investigations, Roo, S.P.R, Sat Nav problems, Sheep/Goat, Society for Psychical Research, Spectres of the Severn, Tony Robinson, Travel Channel, Wiccan, Wotton-Under-Edge, Y files 5 Comments
Back from the Devizes Ghosthunt
And I’m back from the ghost hunt in Devizes, at the Black Swan. So how did it go? Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal, Uninteresting to others whitterings about my life Tagged Balders, Bassa Villa, Beast Rabban, Becky Smith, Black Swan Devizes, David Carter-Green, Dawn Bedwell, Devizes, ghost investigation, Ghosthunting, Ghosthunts, Ghostly Devizes, GSUK, Haunted Wiltshire, Hotels in Devizes, places to go ghosthunting, poltergeists, vigils, Wiccandelight 1 Comment
How to Investigate a Haunting – Part Three
Hints for Ghosthunters! It often sounds rather glamorous to work in psychical research. Imagine the scene: a rainy day in downtown Bury St Edmunds. An office, neon light flashing behind the Venetian blinds, the whirr of an overhead fan. The … Continue reading
Posted in Dreadful attempts at humour, Paranormal Tagged ghost investigation, ghosthunters, Ghosthunting, ghosts, haunted houses, hints for ghosthunters, How to Investigate a Haunting - Part Three, parapsychology, psychical research, Society for Psychical Research, spontaneous case investigation Leave a comment
How to Investigate a Ghost – part two
Investigating a Haunting Investigating a ghost ultimately comes down to common sense. Firstly, it is necessary to visit the site of the haunting and take detailed notes on the environment. Are there any obvious factors that could be causing strange … Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal Tagged apparitions, Ghosthunting, ghosts, hauntings, how to hunt ghosts, investigating a haunting, investigating ghosts, phantasms, spooks Leave a comment
The Case Against “Paranormal Unity”; or why Ghost Hunters have become meaningless.
Those who know me probably know that I am a ghost hunter. What does that actually mean, in real terms? Do I wear a pith helmet and shorts, and carry an elephant gun, and like the big game hunters of … Continue reading →