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...

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...

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...

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...

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...