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?
FOrgotten Bedfordshire, Back To Borley & Liverpool’s Victorian Asylum Frozon in Time
This week saw some ghost stories return from the shadows, Borley Rectory return to the news and some strange pictures of the asylum in Liverpool that appears to be frozen in time.
- Forgotten Bedfordshire ghost stories come out of the shadows | Bedford Today https://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/people/forgotten-bedfordshire-ghost-stories-come-out-shadows-2906527
- Borley Rectory: The haunted house in Essex where the creepy ghost of a Victorian boy was spotted – Essex Live https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/borley-rectory-haunted-house-essex-4297095
- Eerie pictures show vast Victorian asylum frozen in time – Liverpool Echo https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/gallery/eerie-pictures-show-vast-victorian-18537351
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- Go on. You know you want to…. https://twitter.com/ruthroperwylde/status/1281630019027165185?s=12
- “Why should anyone develop a passionate interest in the mysteries of haunted houses and mediumistic seance, and go on from there to investigating the hidden realms of the unconscious mind?” – Nandor Fodor https://twitter.com/yvonne97756960/status/1281619020047953921?s=12
- Watched episode of @GhostAdventures on @reallychannel this eve. Set in Biggs, CA. Horrific. Prime fodder for #ParaEthics debate from start to finish. #NoEthics #GhostAdventures https://twitter.com/ciaranokeeffe/status/1281714284041506816?s=12
- #magichistory — has anyone ever seen any further references to Anderson’s Spiritualism! book apart from in Houdini’s Unmasking? https://twitter.com/beeashlell/status/1281170725383090178?s=12
- Ever wondered what the SPR’s ‘Objects and Activities’ were back in 1952? Wonder no more: archive.org/details/spr-ob… https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1281235339777056768?s=12
- Member of the UK Society for Psychical Research John Fraser about his new work on “destructive hauntings” and why we hear less about them than “ghosts”… https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1281306466578767872?s=12
- The latest SPR Journal has arrived – articles on haunted houses and on Charles Richet; reviews of Angels in the Trenches, DMT Dialogues and Dreaming Wide Awake; an obituary of Prof Donald West; and correspondence. https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1281601685887090690?s=12
- Just added some more content to the LLIFS resource directory! My goal is to make it a spot that anyone can find links to research on all different paranormal topics and maybe find things they never even thought to look at before! llifs.com.au/resource-direc… https://twitter.com/sarahllifs/status/1279328328835428352?s=12
- Check out this spooky project by Sarah Coomer who is drawing 100 ghosts in 100 days. https://twitter.com/ghostclub1862/status/1280793302527291393?s=12
- Please help out colleagues @MMUPsychology. This is a fascinating study about your personal experience of entity encounters (imaginary childhood friends and ghost-related experiences). 30 mins max to complete #Ghosts #Paranormal Please RT and Like! https://twitter.com/ciaranokeeffe/status/1281124343293128709?s=12
- ESSEX-the foremost folk horror county in England-had its very own occult gatekeeper in the prolific scrivener Eric Maple-the leading British folklorist of his age. The name might not be readily familiar to many,but his books for younger readers definitely shaped a generation https://twitter.com/folkhorrorforum/status/1280962283049553927?s=12
- Hello, what’s THIS? @jonculshaw has written a new foreword for #WorldoftheUnknown UFOs 👽🛸- another @Usborne cult classic is back! Out this Oct, pre-order now: @hivestores bit.ly/HiveUFOs @AmazonUK bit.ly/AmazonUFOs https://twitter.com/annahoworth/status/1280427852593324032?s=12
- InPresence 0172: Precognition Versus Psychokinesis with Jeffrey Mishlove – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4aB3y8Deis
- 19th Century Spirit Art by John Patrick Deveney with overview of Spiritualism by Barbara Weisberg – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaraHdZFvaA
- 01 Jean Pierre Girard CBS TV psychokinèse Burt Lancaster – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ2bC0e2vGY
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.
- Nothing to report this week, but if you have an event or know of one, online or otherwise, please feel free to add it to the comments.
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 – Evolution of a spirit box | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/ghostboxes/
- 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
- Wyrd Britain: Home http://wyrdbritain.blogspot.com/2020/07/home.html
- LLIFS – The mystery of the J Ward painting | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/the-mystery-of-the-j-ward-painting/
- The Rise Of Spiritualism After WW1 – HistoryExtra https://www.historyextra.com/period/first-world-war/rise-spiritualism-after-ww1-world-war-one/
- Borley Blue Book : Harry Price : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/borley-blue-book
- Fortean Network — THE PINE BARRENS INSTITUTE https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fortean-network
- Ciaran O’Keeffe | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/ciaran-o’keeffe
- Baptiste Friscourt – Une Hypothèse de Recherche : le lien entre les OVNIs et la transcommunication instrumentale – MUFON FRANCE https://mufonfrance.com/2020/06/baptiste-friscourt-une-hypothese-de-recherche-le-lien-entre-les-ovnis-et-la-transcommunication-instrumentale/
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.