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?
Jayne’s Shadow Figure
This week we saw the sad news of the departure of Erlendur Haraldsson across the internet. Whilst I did not know Haraldsson personally, I believe he contributed a great deal over the years to the body of research regarding reincarnation.
- Erlendur Haraldsson | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/erlendur-haraldsson
- Erlendur Haraldsson (1931-2020) – Parapsychology https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/erlendur-haraldsson-1931-2020/
- In memory of Prof. Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson, Gesa Dröge will give an online lecture in German on 4 December, 2020 from 7-10 p.m. via Zoom. Free registration. Further details: https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1331277627919884295?s=12
Here is a few of the items that caught my eye this week on social media.
- Ted Serios (November 27, 1918 – December 30, 2006) was a Chicago bellhop who was most well-known for producing psychic “thoughtographs” on Polaroid film. Ted could allegedly psychically project images from his mind and have them appear in photographs. #Paranormal #History https://twitter.com/worldwidepra/status/1331401563982749696?s=12
- For those interested in learning more about Street Light Interference (SLI), there is a free 55-page research report available that was compiled by Hilary Evans (in partnership with the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena). Click the link below to read. https://twitter.com/worldwidepra/status/1331392408681115648?s=12
- Here is the link to the video recording of my SPR talk: vimeo.com/483096281 This is available for SPR Members without charge and to non-members, on request, for a charge of £5 (contact Peter Johnson at the SPR to arrange payment and get the password: firstname.lastname@example.org) https://twitter.com/chriscfrench/status/1331889608213352453?s=12
- Pleased to be part of the team helping to archive London’s dreams – if you live in London, register your interest by emailing email@example.com #lockdowndreams #pandemicdreams https://twitter.com/zarashirwan/status/1332038396408115201?s=12
- ‘Have you had experiences of hearing a voice/voices that other people cannot hear? Please participate in our interview study. We are looking to speak with people who have varied understandings of these experiences. If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org‘ https://twitter.com/spr1882/status/1332417704674914304?s=12
- Christmas is traditionally the time for Ghost Stories… what happens when they’re REAL? 🕯💀🖤 DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE AFTERLIFE? Join me…all will be revealed… fb.me/e/7TG0s6X2Z https://twitter.com/hdghost_girl/status/1333007637835882496?s=12
- Face to Face with Dr. James G. Matlock – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Lgq5oqXIJR8
- The Great Amherst Mystery | Documentary – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=tK6r6YlBu4Y
- Why our dreams could be the key to time travel – BBC Reel https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p08yxrlb/why-our-dreams-could-be-the-key-to-time-travel?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter
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.
- Wed 30 Dec: RURAL GOTHIC CHRISTMAS GHOSTS https://thefolklorepodcast.weebly.com/store/p105/Wed_30_Dec:_RURAL_GOTHIC_CHRISTMAS_GHOSTS.html#
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.
- Tom Ruffles: The Society for Psychical Research’s electrocardiograph and the Whipple http://tomruffles.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-society-for-psychical-researchs.html
- Future and Cosmos: When Apparitions Act as News Bulletins https://futureandcosmos.blogspot.com/2020/07/when-apparitions-act-as-news-bulletins.html
- The OBE Outlook On Life: Are OBEs “Real?” – Part 3 http://obeoutlook.blogspot.com/2020/11/are-obes-real-part-3.html
- Smile of the Universe: Miracles in an Age of Disbelief, by Michael Grosso | spr.ac.uk https://www.spr.ac.uk/book-review/smile-universe-miracles-age-disbelief-michael-grosso
- Experts Discuss Ectoplasm and Materialization in Virtual Roundtable | Michael Tymn blog on White Crow Books http://whitecrowbooks.com/michaeltymn/entry/experts_discuss_ectoplasm_and_materialization_in_virtual_roundtable
- Gazetteer of British Ghosts – Revisiting 236 haunted sites – in reverse. https://ghostlygazetteer.wordpress.com/
- Experimental Psi: Recent Innovations | Psi Encyclopedia https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/experimental-psi recent-innovations
- Theresa’s Haunted History of the Tri-State: Investigation Safety: The Investigator’s Shinbone http://theresashauntedhistoryofthetri-state.blogspot.com/2020/11/investigation-safety-investigators.html
- (PDF) DO CHANGES OF THERMODYNAMIC ENTROPY AT A REMOTE SITE ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF ANOMALOUS COGNITION | Sonali Bhatt Marwaha and Edwin C May – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/43757747/DO_CHANGES_OF_THERMODYNAMIC_ENTROPY_AT_A_REMOTE_SITE_ENHANCE_THE_QUALITY_OF_ANOMALOUS_COGNITION
- Site Map – Windbridge Research Center https://www.windbridge.org/site-map/
- Dr. Liz Dale’s Near-Death Experience Aftereffects Survey http://lizdale.com/survey.html
- The Forgotten Mother of the Paranormal | Mysterious Universe https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/11/catherine-crowe-the-forgotten-mother-of-the-paranormal/
- (PDF) A Sample Phenomenology of the Ghost Hunting Scene in the USA and in Germany | Gerhard Mayer – Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/5636074/A_Sample_Phenomenology_of_the_Ghost_Hunting_Scene_in_the_USA_and_in_Germany
- Peak in Darien Experiences https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-9E3vE6u-P5xZKlz1UynAK_Hd2zEVflc0nNnlC2cEn3–AQ/viewform
- The Primacy of Consciousness – The Next Great Scientific Revolution – Scientific and Medical Network https://explore.scimednet.org/index.php/events/event/the-primacy-of-consciousness-the-next-great-scientific-revolution/
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.