Weirdness among the Wynds – Ghosts of Edinburgh in Phenomena Magazine

I’m a bit late promoting the May edition of Phenomena Magazine (sorry guys!). Well, I’ve been busy. As well as the launch of my first eBook, ‘The Horror of Gyb Farm’ (see below), I’ve also been putting the finishing touches to my second iPhone app ‘Ghost Finder Edinburgh’ which should appear on the iTunes store in the next few days (I hope!).

In honour of this latter event I dedicated my Spookology column to some of the ‘spooks’, as opposed to sraightforward ghosts, I encountered while researching the database for Ghost Finder Edinburgh. I shan’t spoil the article by repeating them here, but they include a weird, cloaked figure in a graveyard and an even weirder thingummy ‘that moved like a caterpillar’. Suffice to say that the spooks of Edinbugh are as impressive as one would expect from this ancient, historic and notoriously haunted city.

There are lots of cracking articles in the latest Phenomena. The cover story is an in-depth piece on the fascinating subject of remote viewing and there is an excellent article on Prophetic Dreams by Barry Burdette and Steve Mera: a subject area highly popular with the pioneering paranormal researchers of the 19th century but sadly neglected today. Those staples of the paranormal world, EVP and the Ouija board, are also re-examined. Edgar Mitchell, the astronaut who firmly believes in alien contact, is also prominently featured. Dave Sadler and Emma Stanley take a look at some genuine ‘giants’ who have entered local folkore. The valuable monthly news round-up is particularly ‘ghosty’ in this issue.

All in all, well worth your money. Which is why it’s even better that Phenomena Magazine won’t cost you a penny (or a dime). Download the May edition for free today from


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (, a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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