On the Possible Mechanism of Poltergeist Activity

This is an excerpt from a much larger file. Sadly, a dozen or so of the pages are water damaged beyond repair and only the following section remains legible – C.R.  … A key part of the varied palette of recorded phenomena associated with poltergeist activity is the manipulation of solid matter: a much-loved trinket […]

The Old Man and the Dark House

Sneinton is a suburb of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Despite heavy bombing in the Second World War, and two large phases of redevelopment in both the 1930’s and 50’s, much of the terraced and semi-terraced housing built during Victorian times still stands to this day. One of these houses, known locally as the ‘Dark […]

The Last of the Star Whales

Marcel Griaule was a French anthropologist born at the end of the Nineteenth century. Beginning in 1931, he spent several years in the Mopti region of Mali in West Africa, studying the indigenous Dogon people. The Dogon are renowned for their adherence to their old ways, ways that have been surprisingly resistant to change over […]

Pennies (and Other Objects) From Heaven

Throughout history there have been cases of strange things raining from the sky, as if some unseen celestial prankster is making merry at our expense. In Gorsky, Russia, 1940, thousands of silver coins tumbled to the earth, much to the delight of the local peasants. In Kendarington, England, 1989, a couple in a churchyard witnessed […]