Hayley is a Ghost Geek - 'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.'
Hayley Stevens is a paranormal researcher who doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Instead attempts to find rational causes for the weird things people claim to experience. She do this by using scientific scepticism and rational inquiry. Her blog, 'Hayley is a Ghost' documents her research and thoughts across these subjects.
The Youtube sidebar recommends videos for you to watch based on your viewing history, what you’ve just watched, and related topics. As you can imagine, I get a lot of recommendations for videos about the paranormal and from ghost hunting groups. Today, a video popped up in the sidebar from a paranormal group called Argos Paranormal which amused me because in the UK there is a retail chain called Argos. The video posted by this group, which is less than 2 minutes in length, is a staggeringly good example of terrible ghost hunting practice in action. Considering I write about [CONTINUE READING]
Chances are that you’re one of the 5 million (and growing) people who have watched the video of something odd-looking walking down Vivian Gomez’s driveway. If not, you can watch the video here: I’ve had so many messages from people asking me to look at this and it began when the video started to go viral on Twitter. I looked, thought ‘it’s someone in a costume‘ and thought nothing more of it. However, the messages kept coming and it started to annoy me so I’m doing a word vomit here. It’s probably a person in a costume. You can buy [CONTINUE READING]
The communication methods of modern society are very different from those used just a couple of decades ago, and as these continue to evolve so too do the ways in which folk stories evolve. This means that it isn’t unusual for the origin of a ghost story to shift and change much quicker than it would have through traditional retelling, [...]
Recently, I witnessed someone who identifies as a skeptic activist claiming that because psychic stage shows are attracting smaller audience numbers, the number of people interested in mediumship must be falling. This implied relationship between [...]
About 50% of Americans believe in the paranormal and these beliefs tend to stem from either traditional religious beliefs, or from a belief in more supernatural and occult ideas. It can be tempting to try [...]
In 1997, Steven Novella and the late Perry DeAngelis of the New England Skeptical Society visited Ed and Lorraine Warren’s collection of haunted objects. While with the Warrens, Novella and DeAngelis also got to view [...]
This March 2019 article from The Mirror claims ‘Black mould in your home can cause terrifying hallucinations of demons and ghosts’. The idea that naturally occurring conditions in haunted places could actually be the cause [...]