The Dark Witch Project

In 2005 I was one of the founders of the “Lodge of the Dark Moon”. It was a forum to provide information to people who wished to create and practice esoteric teachings during the dark phase of the moon
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The statistics behind ghosts

The marvellous "Apparitions" by GNM Tyrrell is a book that has been a constant companion through my life as a ghost hunter/paranormal explorer. I...

Stonehenge Solstice from 1874 with Love

We have all seen the photos and footage of revellers at the rise of the sun on the longest day of the year at...

The Billington Ghostly Carnival

“Millions of spiritualists find their Mecca just now in a little farmhouse which lies seven miles north of Rutland, Vermont. It is the home...

Year One Project

Ten years ago I first discussed 'Year One' - a project that would reinvestigate and evaluate 'classic' hauntings based on its contemporary evidence rather than what was written after 'Year One'. The project started successfully...
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Capturing a (Welsh) Ghost

For a fortnight in February 1888 the inhabitants of some unnamed village on the outskirts of Shrewsbury were afraid of night terrors, or to...

Flashing Flowers, Glowing Owls

I’m always intrigued by really leftfield mysteries, and this one certainly seems incredibly bizarre. While researching in the Gentleman’s Magazine of 1789, I discovered a “Botanical Discovery”.

The self-publishing demise

Something dawned on me as I was browsing through my library. I was researching a ghost sighting in Scunthorpe and then I realised – what has happened to self-publishing?

Learning more about American Ghosts

I have spent nearly four months researching and delving into America's archives hunting for reports of ghostly sightings and occurrences, and what an informative...
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Shoe Factory Ghost – 1970s

Another trip down memory lane and this time to 1970s Birmingham and to the demolished factory of Thomas Haddon and Stokes. One witness...