A Weird Weekend in High Wycombe

In the summer of 2014, Friday the 11th of July to be precise, a series of strange lights are spotted in the skies above the small village of Downley on the outskirts of High Wycombe. These lights are witnessed by at least two dozen people, including a troupe of boy scouts out for an early... Continue Reading →

Mr Prickles

'Ring-a-ring o’ roses, A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down!' The above is a common nursery rhyme that can be heard in various forms throughout playgrounds across the globe. Its origins and meaning are lost to antiquity, although at some point in the 20th Century the rhyme began to be associated... Continue Reading →

‘A Nice Little Curio’

In the field of paranormal research, one of the more well-known subjects one will encounter is that of so-called ‘cursed objects’. From the famous sarcophagus of the Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun, allegedly responsible for several tragic deaths since its discovery, to the limestone statue known as ‘the Woman of Lemb’, which apparently kills all who touch... Continue Reading →

The Peculiar Fate of Professor Harper

After my graduation in 1989 I was introduced to one Professor Joanne Harper. Professor Harper was one of the leading lights in the field of psychical research at the time; a pioneer, if you will. It was her diligent research that led to the exposure of the controversial medium Madame Brass, and her work on... Continue Reading →

Here Be Dragons

This file was in quite bad shape when I found it, and I'd like to thank my good friend Alexander McCulloch for his help in restoring it to something resembling readable - C.R. Bodmin Moor is located in the north east of Cornwall. Roughly 200 square kilometres in size, the moor is home to dramatic... Continue Reading →

‘Rookie’s Luck’

A couple of months ago I was invited over to Oklahoma in the United States to assist in an investigation into an alleged haunted house. The investigation itself transpired to be a fruitless task, and our efforts ended prematurely and with an unsatisfying whimper. Finding myself with some spare time on my hands before my... Continue Reading →

‘Extraordinary Talents’ at Foston Hall

Throughout history there have been many recorded examples of individuals with apparently fantastical abilities. The following is just a small selection: In the 1880s, one Annie May Abbot tours North America. Known as the ‘Georgia Magnet’, this innocuous young woman is capable of making small objects completely immovable, simply by resting a finger on them.... Continue Reading →

‘Merrily Ticking Away…’

1922, and Michael Taylor, a British pilot testing the new Mitsubishi 1MF fighter aircraft, crashes his aeroplane into the Pacific Ocean. Upon rescue, he reports that the accident was caused by a group of small grey creatures, each no larger than a cat, that followed him aboard his craft and set about wreaking havoc with... Continue Reading →

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