Otherworld North East

Day: May 13, 2020

OWNE: Lee

That Feeling – you can only say what it is in French

The title of this article, stolen from a short story by Stephen King, refers to a
feeling many people have had. Namely, the feeling that a new situation you are
currently experiencing has been experienced previously – déjà vu. Theories have
been put forward to explain the experience for over 100 years. This article will briefly look
at the definition of déjà vu and some background. We will look at some of the more
paranormal explanations before moving to some more scientific explanations.

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OWNE: Tony

Long Exposure Photography

This article deals with digital long exposure photography: put simply, this process takes place by the camera taking the photograph over a long (relatively) period of time. If objects remain stationary during this period, they are produced as sharp, ‘solid’ images. If however, that object moves, it will become a transparent image. So how does this happen? Simple!

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OWNE: Lee

Solo Vigils: Have they any Value?

This type of investigative technique is usually associated with paranormal TV shows or commercial groups rather than with evidence based investigations. I propose the solo vigil is too fraught with methodological flaws to be considered a valid data collection technique. There are two main issues from an investigative perspective, one psychological and one methodological.

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The Hexham Heads

The Hexham Heads

Hexham is a market town in Northumberland with a rich and varied history spanning several millennia. The legend of the Hexham heads began in 1972 when two young boys from the Robson family were playing in their garden and dug up two ancient artefacts: small stone heads about the size of small orange.

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OWNE: Lee

Why correlation is not causation, and why it matters.

It has often been reported on investigations that certain events or measurements seem to happen in conjunction with haunting type experiences or at locations where these experiences are said to occur. A change in EMF readings, temperature drops, seemingly whispered voices, knocks, bangs and a feeling of being touched are commonly reported. Additionally, it is also common to research the history related to the location. This becomes especially salient if it reveals tragedy or deaths during its habitation or occupation.

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OWNE: Gayle

A naked American man stole my balloons ….

I love a good old fashioned film monster, but I have an extra soft spot for the werewolf. I feel a bit sorry for them, they don’t seem to get as much glamour as other film nasties. Unlike their film cousins, the vampire, they very rarely get the girl. The poor werewolf often wakes up in compromising situations, after a night out (many of us can empathise a bit).

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OWNE: Lee

Unity in the community: Another paranormal delusion?

It seems there are ever increasing appeals for unity within the “paranormal” world. Well, to be more accurate these calls tend to originate with amateur paranormal and ghost hunting groups. There is no question, at least superficially, that one could argue against unity between groups or individuals involved in the paranormal in any way…however, I will.

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