Following WW2, Ghost hunting progressed slowly. The SPR took little interest in the active investigation of hauntings and apparitions. However a number of SPR members did undertake ghost hunting. Their methods were still in the main ‘experience’ orientated with little attempt to obtain objective information to support the claims.
Where I now live in rural west Wales many ancient rituals and customs still survive. The Country is rich in folklore and mythology as well as Ghosts aplenty. Every season and practise has its special rites but The Festival of All Saints is still one of the most celebrated.
Eventually the calls for science to take an interest in Psychical studies started to take hold. Prior to the 19th century the investigation of ghosts and apparitions had concentrated upon eye witness testimony and personal experience as the primary method of study.
After the incredible poltergeist phenomena that has been occurring in my cellar over the last few months, I have been thinking deeply about why we can never seem to capture evidence of spirit on film.
Ghosts and Apparitions have haunted man since the very beginning of recorded time. There are many references to ghosts in Mesopotamian religions - the religions of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and other early states in Mesopotamia. Ghosts were thought to be created at the time of death,
Harry Price embraced the media, regularly using the newspapers and radio to enthral and inform an audience keen to hear and read about his adventures. In March, 1936 he broadcast an investigation from an old haunted house in Kent on the BBC. Price wrote a number of books,
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03 Oct 2014 Hayley Baxter