The Association for the Study of Anomalous Phenomenon (ASSAP) announced at its 30th anniversary conference in September that it had become the Government approved Professional Body for Paranormal Investigators. It’s aims and objectives in doing this remain obscure and many questions put to ASSAP still go largely unanswered.
I’m always keen to add new (or indeed old) books to my ever growing library of ghostly and paranormal books. In my quest I was recently scanning the shelves of my local bookstore when I came across a copy of the newly published “Ghosts Amazing & Extraordinary Facts” by journalist Malcolm Day.
So goes the old saying, but when it comes to paranormal investigators it could argued that “Equipment maketh the man”. The worth of any ghost hunter seems to be directly proportional to the quantity of gadgets owned.
For years paranormal investigators have spoken about the ‘Stone tape theory’ as an explanation for certain types of apparition. Also referred to as a recording apparition, such manifestations characteristically are seen to perform some action without reference or acknowledgement to either the witnesses or to their surroundings.
Recently I have been noticing that Orbs are starting to make a come-back as paranormal entities. Groups & individuals alike are increasingly suggesting that Orbs still represent something that are worthwhile studying or are something investigators should be taking notice of in their photography & video.
Many people would love to go on a ghost hunt, but some are really put off by the fear factor. Other people come and expect to see spirits walking through the walls, doors slamming and the sound of demonic laughter, ever 5 minutes! With these things in mind, I thought I would talk about what to expect on a REAL ghost hunt, and answer some general FAQ’s which may be helpful.
Ten Great Books to try this Halloween
03 Oct 2014 Hayley Baxter