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...

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. ...

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...

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 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...

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...

COLOMBIAN POLTERGEISTS

‘Just like the others’….Colombian poltergeists and two predictions for researchers   The late Scott Rogo stated in his book The Poltergeist Experience (1979):  All through the study of the poltergeist we have seen how fickle it is. If it is called a...

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...

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...

HAUNTING FORCES

  GHOSTLY FORCE AGAINST THE PERSON? “One of the major points that must be made clear and continually stressed to the witness is that “phantoms cannot hurt”. Provide details of some of the other ghost stories of which you have knowledge...