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Tag Archives: S.P.R
Why Everything We Think We Know About Ghosts Is (Probably!) Wrong
If you are interested in ghosts you may want to take a look. By kind permission of the editor, Dave Wood, my paper, with only the graph missing, follows. Continue reading
Posted in Debunking myths, Paranormal, Reviews and Past Events, Science, Uninteresting to others whitterings about my life Tagged Alan Gauld, Anomalous experience, ANOMALY journal, apparitions, ASSAP, ASSAP 30, ASSAP conference, Edmund Gurney, Frederick Myers, ghosts, hauntings, parapsychology, poltergeists, psychical research, Rebecca Smith, RSPK, S.P.R 8 Comments
Seriously Strange – UK Paranormal/Parapsychology/Scepticism Event, September 2011
Anyway from 1981 to 2011 is thirty years, and ASSAP are putting together what looks to be a truly fantastic conference to be held this year at the University of Bath, on the 10-11th September. The anniversary conference is entitled Seriously Strange, and looks perfect for both the really hard core paranormal research types who are interested in ganzfeld experiments & Bem’s precognitive habituation, through the most ardent ghosthunter, and certainly given ASSAP’s always critical and sceptical approach Sceptics. Forteans will love it too, from what I can see of the line up. Continue reading
How To See A Ghost – At Home!
“OK, I’m in a playful mood. Last week I ended with a promise – that we would create a “ghost” in the lab, or our own homes, and experiment with it. And that, dear reader, is exactly what we are going to do today… if you want to!
I will skip the philosophical stuff, and the discussion of the cases I referenced last time for now – Campermon wants science, and while I think we have been doing science from the start let’s play with something empirical. Let’s see a ghost! Continue reading
Posted in Paranormal, Science Tagged Annalisa Ventola, apparitions, Charles Dexter Ward, Coventry University, Dean Radin, Derek Acorah, Dr Ian Hume, Dr. Raymond Moody, experimental parapsychology, Hallucinations, Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Houran, how to manufacture a ghost, how to see a ghost, James Houran, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, JSPR, Lange, let's see a ghost, necromanteum, Parapsychological Association, psychic medium, psychical research, psychomanteum, Public Parapsychology blogspot, punk science, Raymond Moody, Reunions, S.P.R, Simon Sherwood, Society for Psychical Research, Terhune 2 Comments
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
Age and Anomalous Experience
Please note all this is a work in progress: little more than a series of memo’s in which Becky and I are developing ideas we want to explore… OK last night I posted on a topic that interested me, and … Continue reading
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
Posted in Debunking myths, Paranormal, Science, Uninteresting to others whitterings about my life Tagged "paranormal" type experiences, apparitions, Axel Johnston, Becky Smith, Caroline Watt, Census of Hallucinations, Chris Jensen Romer, D.J.West, Dave Williams, Donald West, Emma Tudor, forgetting anomalous experiences, Hallucinations, Lynn Cinderey, memory and anomalous experiences, Miranda Cardew, Mrs Sidgwick, parasychology, Paul Tudor, Richard Wiseman, Rupert Scott-Ward, S.P.R, Science of Ghosts, Society for Psychical Research, spontaneous cases, SPR Report On the Census of Hallucinations, Thomas Nowell, Veridical Hallucinations, Yvette Nicole Hall, Zuul 8 Comments
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 →