As each week goes by I often find myself stumbling across various news, social media posts, blogs, articles, books, and more in relation to the paranormal. Often some of these pass me by never to be seen again, which can be a shame as when I see them I know that I want to read more on them. However, it can often be the wrong time, there are other more pressing things to take care of. As we are often bombarded by lots of this such information on a daily basis, a lot is lost in the digital ether.
So, what I wanted to do with this regular post is attempt to gather some various pieces of information that others like me may be interested to read. I’ve broken this down into a few categories below for now, hopefully you’ll like it – would love to hear your thoughts on the matter?
Things That Go Bump in the Literature
This week saw Neil Dagnall, Kenneth G. Drinkwater, Ciaran O’Keeffe, Annalisa Ventola, Brian Laythe, Michael A. Jawer, Brandon Massullo, Giovanni B. Caputo and James Houran; release a paper that contains a narrative overview of the past 20-years of environmental research on anomalous experiences related to the concept of the ‘haunted house.’
- Frontiers | Things That Go Bump in the Literature: An Environmental Appraisal of “Haunted Houses” | Psychology https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01328/full?utm_source=F-NTF&utm_medium=EMLX&utm_campaign=PRD_FEOPS_20170000_ARTICLE
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- Sneak peek of FT394, just back from the printers. Should be with subscribers soon and on sale 18 June. https://twitter.com/forteantimes/status/1271032823516979201?s=12
- The Night of Side of Physics by Keith Linder. Is a close up scientific analysis of the activity that took place in the Bothell house. The first book ever that looks at poltergeist activity through a quantum physics lense and mechanics. https://twitter.com/macqdor/status/1270954891159105542?s=12
- Shout out to fellow paranormal investigators! here’s a quick survey created by a lovely friend of mine you might be interested in completing 🙂 Its for her research into why we investigate. https://twitter.com/accesspara/status/1269642018122334209?s=12
- EVP Pioneer Dr Konstantine Raudive, hard at work on devices he believed could communicate with the deceased. https://twitter.com/newworldscienc3/status/1269925559028592640?s=12
- The Exorcism of Roland Doe: The True Story Behind The Exorcist | Documentary – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=togioID1Eck
- Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLNBZoBSvSXPKoXJXO01Jcg
This section is somewhere I would like to share a few of the events, investigations, conventions and more that may interest you all. However, due to our current lockdown situation – I have now included online events.
- Supernatural Event and Course – Supernatural Magazine https://supernaturalmagazine.com/events/lets-chat-live-chat-on-facebook-this-weeks-guest-dr-jack-hunter
I often spend a lot of my time reading paranormal related blogs, books and articles. So, I figured this would be great to share with you all too. Blogs and online articles are often a great way to discover more on the paranormal and even challenge your own perception of some concepts. There will also likely be items from published journals and magazines too in the future – which of course will be limited to those with memberships to those organisations.
- LLIFS – Infinite Monkey Theorem | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/infinite-monkey-theorem/
- Should Scientists Take UFOs and Ghosts More Seriously? – Scientific American Blog Network https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/should-scientists-take-ufos-and-ghosts-more-seriously/
- LLIFS – Slow Shutter speeds and paranormal photos | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/is-it-paranormal-or-is-it-just-slow-shutter-speed/
- LLIFS – Daydreaming about ghosts | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/daydreaming-about-ghosts/
- LLIFS – Houdini and the ghostly photo | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/houdini-and-the-ghostly-photo/
- LLIFS – Death masks and the study of phrenology | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/death-masks-and-the-study-phrenology/
- LLIFS – Feeling the future – presentiment | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/feeling-the-future-presentiment/
- Lecture VIII: The Importance of Psychical Research – The Divine Flame https://www.giffordlectures.org/books/divine-flame/lecture-viii-importance-psychical-research
- The Snide Misogyny of The Mothman Men – Hayley is a Ghost https://hayleyisaghost.co.uk/the-snide-misogyny-of-the-mothman-men/
- Preserving the Psychic Child, by Ingo Swann | spr.ac.uk https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/preserving-psychic-child-ingo-swann
- Science Museum Group Journal – Book review: Physics and Psychics: The Occult and the Sciences in Modern Britain, by Richard Noakes http://journal.sciencemuseum.ac.uk/browse/issue-13/physics-and-psychics-review/
- Wellington Zangari | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/wellington-zangari
- Everton Maraldi | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/everton-maraldi
- Rex G Stanford | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/rex-g-stanford
- (DOC) Opinion 4: Failure to Replicate Fallacy | Tom Butler – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/37217071/Opinion_4_Failure_to_Replicate_Fallacy
- Researching the Paranormal: How to Find Reliable Information about Parapsychology, Ghosts, Astrology, Cryptozoology, Near-Death Experiences, and More – 9781538131442 https://rowman.com/9781538131442/Researching-the-Paranormal-How-to-Find-Reliable-Information-about-Parapsychology-Ghosts-Astrology-Cryptozoology-Near-Death-Experiences-and-More
- ‘I want to find the truth’: What life is like as a ghost hunter | Express & Star https://www.expressandstar.com/news/science-and-technology/2020/06/13/i-want-to-find-the-truth-what-life-is-like-as-a-ghost-hunter/
Although generally the idea of this post was to share some of what catches my eye in the paranormal field week to week. I thought it would be good to capture some of this stuff in one place. Makes it easier to find right?
However, there’s always going to be stuff I miss, so please feel free to send me items and I may include them too. It’s a good way to share a lot of what’s happening out there in the paranormal world.