Has the Ghost of Lawrence of Arabia returned ?

Apparition seen at Clouds Hill on 31st July 2016 near the cottage once owned by T.E. Lawrence By Alan Murdie Europaranormal has received an interesting report of an apparition seen on Cloud’s Hill, Dorset, close to an isolated cottage that was...

THE OUIJA BOARD

by Alan Murdie Depending upon your point of view, the ouija board is either a parlour game which taps into the unconscious mind, a legitimate way of contacting the spirit world or a dangerous practice that exposes users to malevolent...

THE ‘GHOST’ OF OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658)

By Alan Murdie September 3rd 2008 marked the 350th anniversary of the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658. Not surprisingly such a powerful and controversial ruler is reputed to have left a number of echoes in ghostly form. But are...

Swedish Parapsychologists launch survey of hauntings

In February 2017 the Swedish Society for Parapsychology  announced the launch of a study into ghostly experiences occurring in domestic dwellings. See: http://parapsykologi.se/2017/02/upplever-du-andar-eller-spoken-i-ditt-hem/ It will be interesting to see the responses this elicits and how its results will compare to earlier...

WHAT HAUNTS THE SOMME AND OTHER FIRST WORLD WAR BATTLEFIELDS?

The 1st of July 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, one of the deadliest battles of the First World War. Along with Verdun in France, and Flanders in Belgium, the Somme...

APPARITION SUGGESTIVE OF SURVIVAL

THE APPARITION OF ‘UNCLE BERT’ - A CASE SUGGESTIVE OF SURVIVAL One of the most interesting collections of testimony for modern apparitions published before World War II is Sir Ernest Bennett’s Apparitions and Haunted Houses (1939). Drawing partly on material...

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF GHOSTS ON THE RADIO

‘NO SPOOKS ON THE AIRWAVES!’ – THE DECLINE AND FALL OF GHOSTS AS A TOPIC FOR BBC RADIO Long ago talks and discussions of ghosts and ghost hunting were a feature of BBC radio, with the subject being covered...

GEF THE TALKING MONGOOSE

Illustration of ‘Gef’ (1936) from the Haunting of Cashen’s Gap by Price and Lambert GEF THE TALKING MONGOOSE "You can think as you like," said the monk, with a faint smile. "I exist in your imagination, and your imagination is part...

THE SOUTH SHIELDS POLTERGEIST

THE SOUTH SHIELDS POLTERGEIST The following is a review by Alan Murdie of the book on the case of the South Shields Poltergeist of 2006. The book attracted a lot of controversy on-line. In reviewing this book I decided to...

ORBS ARE NO MYSTERY

ORBS ARE NO MYSTERY By Alan Murdie Since the late 1990s, small blotches of light appearing on photographs taken with digital cameras have been treated by many people as a ghostly mystery. Dubbed ‘orbs’ they have been often been claimed as...