Have we lost our way as investigators and are we now just copying TV formats rather than looking at the phenomena properly ?
Has the COVID pandemic increased the number of paranormal believers?
The paranormal is a strange one, but are we really giving it enough thought or are we just chasing experiences?
Does Hempel’s Paradox apply to the paranormal? Are all ghosts evidence of an afterlife or is there more to it than that?
The case you are about to read is one that I was fortunate enough to capture for the Spontaneous Cases Committee of the Society for Psychical Research last year. Cases like this one and many others drop into the Spontaneous Cases Committee inbox on an almost daily basis. They review and respond to the cases where they can, with an aim to document them for the SPR records.
Over all the years that I have been researching and investigating the paranormal, I think one type of phenomenon still captures the attention of ghost hunters more so than others; and that is the strange activity that occurs as a part of a poltergeist infestation. As it is one that can bring with it a unique grouping of spontaneous activity that provides the investigator with the opportunity to experience and document various types of activity at one location across a short space of time.
One area of the paranormal that I have always found interesting, is that of cryptozoology. The thought that some of the strange creatures that often seem to present themselves in fiction alone, could indeed exist is often something that plays with ones imagination. The possibility of a huge prehistoric animal still living in Loch Ness or hairy potential ape like animal roaming the forests of the americas; unseen by many, but witnessed by few is something that almost allows us to once again believe in the magical possibility that anything is possible.
Are todays clever ghost hunting gadgets really much different from the raps and taps of over 100 years ago?