SKELETONS BENEATH THE FLOOR

SKELETONS BENEATH THE FLOOR Stories in which the ghost is linked with the presence of human remains have been told around the world over for centuries. It is a tradition that can be traced back to classical times, and may...

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...

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 HANNATH HALL POLTERGEIST

Hannath Hall poltergeist case begins like the start of a classic ghost or horror story. One stormy evening in 1957 a local newspaper reporter from Peterborough was  suddenlystranded by a car breakdown near Hannath Hall, in the Cambridgeshire Fens. ...

THE WEM GHOST PHOTOGRAPH EXPOSED

The dwindling pool of credible ghost photographs has been reduced yet further, with another ‘classic image’ succumbing to normal explanation  - a hoax. The famous Wem Town Hall ghost girl was allegedly captured in a photograph on November 19th 1995...

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...

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...

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...

HAUNTED SOCIAL HOUSING

SOCIAL HOUSING HAUNTS The rationalist ghost hunter Andrew Green (1927-2004) was employed for five years between 1980-1985 by several local authorities in the south of England looking into cases of hauntings reported by occupiers and tenants in social housing. He...