Monthly Archives: May 2011

Doctor Who believes in ghosts

Interested to learn on tonight’s ‘Doctor Who Confidential’ on the BBC that both the Doctor and Amy believe in ghosts – or rather Matt Smith and Karen Gillan do. The actors were taking time out of filming at Caerphilly Castle … Continue reading

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New eBook from popular young blogger

Richard Thomas is an enthusiastic young researcher into the paranormal with a particular interest in UFOs and conspiracies. He has blogged extensively on the Binnall of America website, and has written articles for Alien Worlds, Paranormal Magazine and for newspapers … Continue reading

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The Vampire Cat of Eastbourne

Having previously uploaded a yarn about a phantom pussycat, I decided to follow it with a classic weird tale about a much less benevolent moggie: the ‘vampire cat’ recorded in Lord Halifax’s Ghost Book of 1936. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Lengthy interview with Prof Ronald Hutton

Found this fascinating, in-depth interview online with Professor Ronald Hutton, UK folklore supremo and internationally acknowledged expert on the history of witchcraft and modern Paganism. For those confused re Hutton’s attitude to Wicca etc (following his landmark book Triumph of … Continue reading

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Spike Milligan’s unsucessful holiday to the Bermuda Triangle

Classic not-very-PC sketch from Milligan’s 70s BBC ‘Q’ series on an equally classic Fortean theme, which I happened to stumble upon on YouTube. Includes one of the best insults ever and a particularly bad pirate-related pun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p0VuZMWpNA

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The (super)nature of ghosts explored in Phenomena Magazine

The May edition of Phenomena Magazine is ready for download and is as cracking as ever. Particularly appealing to me are the three separate articles all of which in their own way explore the (super)nature of the ghostly phenomenon. Robert … Continue reading

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Living with a ghostly pet

Over the years so many people have told me about ghostly encounters in situations in which I wasn’t able to take notes, or it would have seemed rude or intrusive to do so, that I have a fund of yarns … Continue reading

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