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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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Haunted Histories: Castle Keep (2009)

RESEARCH BY THE OTHERWORLD NORTH East Research Group began in 2003 into the alleged hauntings of Castle Keep, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne (NGR NZ 2504 6387). The Keep is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I Listed Building and stands as a stoic reminder of Newcastle’s war-ridden past..

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Haunted Histories: Wartime Memories (2008)

In September 1939, the Nazi War Machine began its attack on Poland, and the Second World War erupted when Britain and France honoured their defensive pact – this was a war in which statisticians claim nearly sixty-two million people lost their lives. With six years of warfare before the War was finally won by the Allies, every element of life at home in the England felt the effects, including those supposedly ‘spiritually’ inclined.

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OWNE: Lee

Respect for the dead? What about the living?

I’ve seen a good few posts by groups lately urging investigators to show respect to the spirits they are hunting. Leaving the assumptions inherent in that aside for a moment, let’s say it’s a laudable statement. I would however argue there is a more pressing concern, and that is showing respect for those whom haven’t passed over to the other side just yet.

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OWNE: Lee

Agency Detection and its (possible) role in Paranormal Experience

Ever taken the dog for a walk in the woods and assumed that noise in the bushes was a rabid killer rabbit instead of the wind? Ever laid in bed and thought that unfamiliar knocking must be an axe murderer instead of water pipes cooling? This short article aims to introduce agency detection, why it might exist and how it may relate to some aspects of paranormal experience.

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