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?
Healthy Ghosts, bad Ghost Hunters & A Lost Chapel
This week saw a collection of strange stories hit the web! The unusual ghosts working out that baffled police, take a look and tell me what you think. The terrible story of Ghost Hunters arguing to point where their argument apparently escalates too far. Although its probably better to remember these are individuals not just ghost hunters, sometimes not everything is as it seems. Take a look at the blog post and see what you think. Finally, I caught site of nice little local newspaper article that I thought you may enjoy.
- Moment two ‘ghosts’ work out at outdoor gym as baffled police officers watch on – Mirror Online https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/moment-two-ghosts-work-out-22199804
- “Ghost Hunter” STABBED After an Argument https://alexmatsuo.com/ghost-hunter-stabbed-after-an-argument/
- The lost chapel of Coatham Mundeville and the ghosts that still haunt its site | The Northern Echo https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/18514152.lost-chapel-coatham-mundeville-ghosts-still-haunt-site/
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- ‘Is Spiritualism a Fraud?’ a 1906 British short silent film, directed by Walter R. Booth featuring a medium exposed as a fake. The film is one of Booth’s last – as a stage magician himself Booth made use of various magicians techniques in the film creating an unsettling phantom. https://twitter.com/manoghosts/status/1273967122411069441?s=12
- Interesting history – Stone Tape Theory term originated with Kneale in 1971. Lethbridge had idea in 1961 but cited H.H.Price (1938). Charles Babbage, however, is earliest theorist to propose memory in environment (1838). Scholars between include Sidgwick, Gurney, Myers, Lodge. https://twitter.com/ciaranokeeffe/status/1273871644197601281?s=12
- Written by Nigel Kneale, The Stone Tape (1972) suggested that ghosts are the result of past energies being recorded in stone and that hauntings are these recordings replayed. When researchers unlock these recordings in the fabric of an old house, an ancient terror is released. https://twitter.com/scarredforlife2/status/1262275710623809536?s=12
- friedrich jürgenson presenting his research to scientists and reporters. For many of them this was the first time they got to witness voices of the deceased. https://twitter.com/newworldscienc3/status/1273570338648055813?s=12
- Psi Wars Book https://twitter.com/callumecooper/status/1273257951617257473?s=12
- Sir William Crookes was born on this day in 1832. Ghost Club member and President of the SPR, Crookes investigated the medium Florence Cook, who materialized a spirit named Katie King. https://twitter.com/ghostclub1862/status/1273193673031921665?s=12
- The Scole Report is a reprint of the SPR’s 1999 Proceedings, available from Saturday Night Press: https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1273005231027171339?s=12
- Haunted Histories – Jayne Harris podbean.com/eu/pb-nt7xu-de… new #podcast you say? of course I reply! here is #history #hauntings #debate #leominster #priory #massacre #workhouse #gaol and all with the awesome @HDghost_girl https://twitter.com/pgmorg/status/1267370863705427970?s=12
- Penny Griffiths Morgan | Paranormal Investigator Interview | Spooky Isles – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rngEqe36GaY
- Are near-death experiences PROOF there is life after death? | Gaia – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMG4mvp6240
- Are Paranormal Reality Shows Good or Bad? | Ghosthunting | Beth Darlington – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbk_yhjTOAo
- Darkness Radio presents Poltergeist! A Destructive Haunting with guest John Fraser 6/14/2020 – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6olO0wQljY
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.
- Flotation Tanks and Altered States – with DR CALLUM COOPER | spr.ac.uk https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info
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.
- Are NDEs caused by carbon dioxide overload? And what about psychedelics? | Dan Peterson https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeterson/2020/06/are-ndes-caused-by-carbon-dioxide-overload-and-what-about-psychedelics.html
- The Otherside Press — A Poor Example Of Trance Mediumship https://theothersidepress.tumblr.com/post/621374254748942336/a-poor-example-of-trance-mediumship
- Favorite Haunts the Whaley House in San Diego – kittyjanusz https://kittyjanusz.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/favorite-haunts-the-whaley-house-in-san-diego/
- LLIFS – The myth behind the moon | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/the-myth-behind-the-moon/
- The Enigma of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) | Spooky Isles https://www.spookyisles.com/electronic-voice-phenomena-evp/
- Houdini: How I Unmask The Spirit Fakers – Sarah Chumacero – Medium https://www.all-about-psychology.com/houdini.html
- LLIFS – Lessons of a paranormal investigator in 2020 | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/lessons-ive-learnt-on-my-journey-as-a-paranormal-investigator/
- LLIFS – Ladies of Paranormal’s Past: Rose Mackenberg | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/ladies-of-paranormal-past-rose-mackenberg/
- LLIFS – Apparitions | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/apparitions/
- LLIFS – Mercury in retrograde | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/mercury-in-retrograde/
- The Mothman Men: A Follow Up – Hayley is a Ghost https://hayleyisaghost.co.uk/the-mothman-men-a-follow-up/
- LLIFS – Lucid Dreaming | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/lucid-dreaming/
- The Enigma of Rosalie: Harry Price’s Paranormal Mystery Revisited, by Paul Adams | spr.ac.uk Book Review https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/enigma-rosalie-harry-price-s-paranormal-mystery-revisited-paul-adams
- (PDF) CONVEGNO NAZIONALE DI PARAPSICOLOGIA | Massimo Biondi – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/39839740/CONVEGNO_NAZIONALE_DI_PARAPSICOLOGIA
- The “Stone Tape Theory” of hauntings: A geological perspective – Sharon A. Hill https://sharonahill.com/2017/05/11/the-stone-tape-theory-of-hauntings-a-geological-perspective/
- Psychic Jeanette Wilson’s Spirit Photos … or Misguided Assumptions? | Skeptical Inquirer https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/psychic-jeanette-wilsons-spirit-photos-or-misguided-assumptions/
- (PDF) Angelos Tanagras: Long-Distance Telepathy Experiments | Fotini L Pallikari, PhD, MInstP, CPhys – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/43377211/Angelos_Tanagras_Long-Distance_Telepathy_Experiments
- When Investigators Investigated https://www.phantomscience.net/lost-wisdom-of-the-founders
- Noreen Renier | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/noreen-renier
- Confessions of a Paranormal Investigator 3 – News Article – Supernatural Magazine https://supernaturalmagazine.com/articles/confessions-of-a-paranormal-investigator-3
- (PDF) Parapsychology’s Science Hacks | Alexander Smers – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/42795159/Parapsychologys_Science_Hacks
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.