An experience within an allegedly haunted location which is attributed to a discarnate entity can be classed under the umbrella term anomalous experience. Anomalous experience is here taken from Cardeña, Lynn and Krippner’s definition “as an uncommon experience…or one that, although may be experienced by a substantial amount of the population
I’m frequently asked why I bother “investigating the paranormal” or even “having anything to do with mediums” if I’m always such a vocal “sceptic in the media!” For those who read some of my work, or follow what I say quite carefully, you’ll already have realised that I am quite open-minded about the field and the special claimants (e.g. psychics, mediums) who litter it. But, it’s still a valid question.
Parapsychology’s association with various fringe subjects has undoubtedly tarnished its reputation as a science. Too often people immediately associate Parapsychology with Ghostbusting, and that is misleading
Although not measured by financial reward, many people claim that Geraldine Cummins was Ireland’s most successful medium. She specialised in automatic writing and, to me at least, her work is endlessly impressive because, throughout her whole career, she remained healthily sceptical of her own abilities and the information she received.
22 Jul 2014 Lee Brickley