Tag Archives: Science of Ghosts

On Thursday I’m Talking Ghosts At Skeptics In the Pub, Cheltenham Science Festival Fringe. Controversy May Ensue :D

So I am trying to write my talk on The Science of Ghosts for Thursday night… Continue reading

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Charting the Unknown: Ghosts, Memory & the Progress of Time

OK something mildly interesting tonight – very much a preliminary set of thoughts on something Becky and I are still working on. Before she started her PhD we undertook some simple research on reports of “paranormal experiences” together, using a novel new methodology which is actually quite close to that used by the SPR in the 1894 Census of Hallucinations. And something has already come up that I find fascinating! Continue reading

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The Science of Ghosts – how it went, Part 5

On the outskirts of nowhere On the ring road to somewhere On the verge of indecision I’ll always take the roundabout way Marillion – Blind Curve There is something about that Marillion quote which captures the road outside  Dreghorn Travelodge … Continue reading

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The Science of Ghosts: how it went, part 4

After a short break we were back for another excellent talk, Things that go bump in the mind: The psychology of apparitions by Dr Caroline Watt of the Koestler Psychology Unit at Edinburgh. Dr Watt has to be one of … Continue reading

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The Science of Ghosts: how it went! Part 2 (Ghost Photos)

This is the second part of my (somewhat lengthy) discussion of the Science of Ghosts event at Edinburgh Science Festival this week.  Hopefully not bored everyone to death yet! One thing I forgot to mention in my brief comments on … Continue reading

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The Science of Ghosts: how it went!

So what can I say about the Science of Ghosts event? Continue reading

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Ghosthunting Techniques: Quantatitive Assessment of Haunted Houses…

A technique I have been playing with for some years, which may be of interest… A way of employing psychic claimanats and sceptics in investigating a purported haunting. Continue reading

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