Two go on a protest march

Well, march might be pushing it, but we certainly took part in a protest on Saturday against the current state of Northern trains. When we first moved to Windermere, one reason for choosing the town was the fact that it had a rail station, with reasonable links to the outside world. Trains ran roughly every [...]

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Ghostly science

There's a fascinating article in the current New Scientist magazine about research on the physical and psychological phenomena that may be behind sensations of haunting. Apparently a former member of the Most Haunted crew, parapsychologist Ciaran O'Keeffe, wants to build an immersive video game that will test people's responses to various scary scenarios, in order [...]

Most Haunted: real, fake, or somewhere in between?

I don't know if anyone else remembers Most Haunted, the incredibly popular ghost-hunting show that was all the rage on Cable TV a few years ago? It starred (amongst others) former Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding and a well-known medium called Derek Acorah, and each episode visited a different haunted property or location to film [...]

Historical, not hysterical!

Friend and fellow Westmorland Writer member Deborah Swift has been kind enough to run a guest (ghost?) blog post of mine on the background to Got Ghosts? Since Deborah writes historical novels (including The Gilded Lily and Pleasing Mr Pepys), I wanted something that would be vaguely interesting to her readers, so rather than concentrating [...]

Got Ghosts? You have now!

I'm dashing in with the fantastic news that my new book Got Ghosts? is released today, just in time for Halloween. Considering the number of ghosts in the book, that's just about perfect! Huge thanks to Adele, Vincent, Daz and all the others at Fox Spirit Books for making this happen. The book, which features [...]