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?
Yorkshire Ghosts, Looking at Survival, Weird Norfolk, Coast to Coast & The Haunting of Alma Fielding
This week I found a number of news articles you may be interested in, from the ghosts of Yorkshire and Lancashire, to the haunting of Alma Fielding. All interesting stuff and worth a read.
- Ghosts Of Yorkshire And Lancashire » Northern Life http://northernlifemagazine.co.uk/ghosts-of-yorkshire-and-lancashire/
- Will I Survive? A Look At The Afterlife : Conscious Life News https://consciouslifenews.com/will-i-survive-a-look-at-the-afterlife/11195215/
- WEIRD NORFOLK PODCAST: The TV apperance of a ghost at Morley Old Hall | Eastern Daily Press https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/weird-norfolk-podcast-morley-old-hall-anglia-tv-ghost-1-6874726
- Current Events Debate / Paranormal Phenomena & Music | Coast to Coast AM https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020-10-08-show/
- The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale, review: an electrifying paranormal tale https://inews.co.uk/culture/books/the-haunting-of-alma-fielding-kate-summerscale-review-695383
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- Check out my books available Worldwide on Amazon and Book Depository. Each is unique in its own way full of great information about different paranormal topics. I take a more rational approach to investigating but Im open minded to the possibilities which I love discussing too! https://twitter.com/sarahllifs/status/1314353054175563776?s=12
- « Ethel was a senior, wealthy, and highly successful Spiritualist medium. This book aims to understand why and how she was successful, arguably the most successful mid-20th century US medium. » https://twitter.com/parametapsy/status/1312896206557925376?s=12
- The latest Journal of the @SPR1882 (July 2020) is now available to members on the website. Contents here: spr.ac.uk/sites/spr.ac.u… As usual members need to log in to download the complete issue. https://twitter.com/c_morck/status/1313159209974984705?s=12
- Im gathering stories from people who have had an experience with JOTT: where items go missing and turn up in odd places etc. Stories will be published for a future article and book, please submit your story via this form: https://twitter.com/sarahllifs/status/1313391358900498436?s=12
- BBC Radio Foyle (Northern Ireland) will be interviewing Dr @LeoRuickbie as Editor of SPR’s Paranormal Review about paranormal experiences during the pandemic. The show airs at 0850-0900 tomorrow, 8 Oct & will be available online at https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1313918055915884545?s=12
- Scratching my head: A Swedish news article from February 1963 reported a planned Soviet-UK #telepathy experiment for Mars 1963 and a similar experiment planned between Soviet-Sweden. On Soviet side lead by Leningrad univ. professor Leonid Vasiliev (1891-1966). (Pic from article.) https://twitter.com/drpathistorian/status/1314388848210739200?s=12THE SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH Founded in 1882, it was formed to investigate the existence of phenomena such as mesmerism, telepathy, apparitions, haunted houses, and mediumship. Henry James’s brother, William James, was a member of the Society #ghosts #31DaysofHalloween https://twitter.com/xoxoitsnotdan/status/1314460906777178113?s=12
- Admire your work. Have you ever read H. H. Price? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Pri… Price, H. H., 1953. “Survival and the Idea of ‘Another World’,” Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 50 (182): 1–25 https://twitter.com/oliveratlantis/status/1314281349600157703?s=12
- HACKNEY GHOST HUNT An “extraordinary scene” unfolded in the early hours of 21 Aug. 1895, when 1000 people came together in a local ghost hunt armed with lanterns, sticks, and stones. The #ghost was said to be so fearsome that ladies fainted upon seeing it #31DaysofHalloween https://twitter.com/xoxoitsnotdan/status/1314823187155374081?s=12
- Dr. Gayle Kimball Explores the Mysteries of Frontier Science |466| – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNfxpkuPKVw
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.
- 8 p.m. 23rd November 2020 – SPR Web Event – PROFESSOR CHRIS FRENCH – Twenty Years of Weird Science at Goldsmiths: Some reflections? | spr.ac.uk https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info
- ZOOM – SPR Study Day No.79 PSI AND POST-MATERIALIST SCIENCE: THE SEARCH FOR A NEW PARADIGM | 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.
- Murder, Mystery and Moneylending: The Peculiar Tale of the Cock Lane Ghost https://historycollection.com/murder-mystery-moneylending-peculiar-tale-cock-lane-ghost/
- Will The Poundland Ouija Boards Tear Your Soul Apart? – Hayley is a Ghost https://hayleyisaghost.co.uk/poundland-ouija-boards/
- Kate Summerscale: why anxious times produce supernatural sightings https://www.ft.com/content/82f99df5-b74b-4938-8a21-f0d32f5d28f0
- Do You Believe In Ghosts? | Connecticut Public Radio https://www.wnpr.org/post/do-you-believe-ghosts
- Prof Jeffrey Kripal<br>The Flip: Who You Really Are <br> and Why It Matters | Mystics and Scientists Extra 2020 https://mysticsandscientists.org/index.php/jeffrey-kripal-the-flip/
- Episode Four – Psi Research – Spectral Skull Session (podcast) | Listen Notes https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/spectral-skull/episode-four-psi-research-fQ_Wd2rnwst/
- The T. G. Hamilton Files http://thehamiltonfiles.blogspot.com/
- Crossed Wires and Community in 19th-Century Dreams – The Good Men Project https://goodmenproject.com/culture/crossed-wires-and-community-in-19th-century-dreams/
- LLIFS – Belief of the soul | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/belief-of-the-soul/
- 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 – REM Pods | livinglifeinfullspectrum.com.au https://llifs.com.au/blog/rem-pods/
- Borderland Magazine: A Psychical Quarterly edited by W T Stead | borderland books https://www.borderlandbooks.co.uk/product-page/borderland-magazine-a-psychical-quarterly-edited-by-w-t-stead
- Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness http://ebenalexander.com/books/living-in-a-mindful-universe-a-neurosurgeons-journey-into-the-heart-of-consciousness/
- Twins’ Bond Strong Than Others | Moms.com https://www.moms.com/twins-stronger-sibling-bond-than-others/
- Ernesto Bozzano | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/ernesto-bozzano American Children Who Recall Previous Lives | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/american-children-who-recall-previous-lives
- Jayne Harris’ 10 Favourite Supernatural Movies For Halloween 2020 | Higgypop https://www.higgypop.com/news/jayne-harris-horror-movies/
- A Critique of Schwartz et al.’s After-Death Communication Studies | Skeptical Inquirer https://skepticalinquirer.org/2001/11/a-critique-of-schwartz-et-als-after-death-communication-studies/
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.