Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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. ...

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...

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...

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...