270 total news articles found.Old school challenge - make your own electroscope
We all love old school. It takes away the bells and whistles and gets to the core of what you are looking for. In the 'spirit' of this, I am setting you an old school challenge. Build your own electroscope and do some tests and experiments in the field. Here is all you need to know about electroscopes and some instructions to get you started.
Just because a building is old, doesn't mean it is haunted
As investigators, one could be easily fooled into thinking that the older the building, the more likely it is to be haunted. It couldn't actually be further from the truth.
Do renovations amp up paranormal activity?
It is a common theory often talked about by paranormal investigators. We don't know for sure it is speculation so lets look at how and more importantly why would renovation amp up activity (and if it even does at all)
Tales of Black Rock House - The Children's Bedroom
Decorated with a creepy looking rocking horse and bizarre wallpaper, it is one of the most intriguing rooms in the house where we have gathered one of our most intriguing pieces of evidence.
Analog VS Digital Recorders ... Which is better for paranormal investigating
Old school investigators swear by their analog recorders and magnetic tape while new school investigators like the convenience of a digital recorder. So which is better for paranormal investigating? I look at the pros and cons
Do one of your friends or family ever tell you “I saw your exact double today. They looked just like you!” Have you seen someone's double while out investigating? What is the doppelgänger phenomenon and what are the theories surrounding it?
It's the people that keep me going
We all meet people along the way on our paranormal journeys. We sometimes underestimate how important they are to us.
A cemetery is probably the most unhaunted place you can find
When most people go out on their own to do a paranormal investigation, one of the first places they tend to go is a cemetery. The thing is, there usually isn't much going on and sometimes it is something that should be left alone.
Understanding the basics of EXIF Data for reviewing paranormal photos
When reviewing photos, we are always telling people to look at the EXIF data because it is a valuable tool to understanding the conditions in which a photo was taken. I explain what the EXIF Data is, how to access it and what things you should be looking at when reviewing photos for 'paranormal evidence'.
Apotropaic magic is more common than you think
Do you have a piece of jewellery you wear or a special ritual you perform which is supposed to keep evil away? If you do, this is known as Apotropaic magic. So what is it all about?
When something just doesn't seem right
We are often contacted for advice and a lot of investigators deal with private cases to help those in need. We are always willing to help at different levels, but sometimes things just don't feel right. What are some of the common scenarios and what do you do about it?
Reverend Charles Bunworth and the Banshee
The Banshee is part of Irish mythology thought to be a messenger from the other side. Here is a famous story from 1770 of a well respected Reverend who became ill with reports of a Banshee calling out for him a week before his death.
The power of suggestion is not always obvious, but it is there
We are aware how much the power of suggestion can influence a person, particularly during an investigation. While we take this into account, it is the subtle suggestions that are influencing us and we don't even realise.
A night of Strange Curiosity
On Saturday 16th of December, I was lucky enough to attend a special screening of season 1 of Strange Curiosity from the Klinge Brothers, hosted by my friends at Australian Paranormal Society
Is your new house haunted, or is it 'The New House Effect'
A lot of private call outs are to people who have moved into a new property with claims of a haunting. While it could be something paranormal, it could also very possibly be a known condition called 'The New House Effect'. Here is what you need to know about an unfamiliar setting causing havoc with your brain.
Tales of Black Rock House - The Death Room
In the next instalment, we head into the room everyone seems to be drawn to, affectionately known by volunteers as 'The Death Room'
Digital VS Film Photography .... Which is Better?
Digital VS Film. Which is better for paranormal investigating? Is one more reliable than the other? I look at the pros and cons of both.
The psychology of the 'After Image' and how it can apply to paranormal investigating
Psychologists refer to this phenomena as an 'After Image'. By staring at a certain colour for a prolonged period of time and then shifting our focus, we can inadvertently manifest our very own apparition! The only problem is that it is completely made up by our brains.
Mulberry Hill - The origin story of Picnic at Hanging Rock
I recently visited and investigated the house that used to belong to Lady Joan Lindsay, the author behind the famous novel ' Picnic at Hanging Rock'. What makes this story even more fascinating was the claim that Linsday received visions in her dreams over a period of 2 weeks which led to the story of Picnic at Hanging Rock. It has been long debated because of this, could this fiction really be a true story?
Did Thomas Edison build a spirit telephone?
For years there have been rumours and speculation over Thomas Edison and his involvement with the paranormal. Was he really working on a spirit phone to the other side or was all a joke?