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An Interview With Dr Jason Braithwaite

Dr Jason Braithwaite

We recently caught up with Dr Jason Braithwaite, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Birmingham with an interest in anomalous experience, hallucinations, and aberrations in self-consciousness. He also has a formidable reputation for being extremely well informed on matters of the brain / mind relationship, and high quality scientific research. Read More »

GhostNav: Black Country Ghosts

The Black Country GhostNav is a new Android smart phone app by Andrew Homer and Nick Williamson for lovers of ghosts and hauntings. Paranormal enthusiasts can use the app to discover haunted locations in and around the Black Country area. Read More »

ASSAP PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS

Applicability Note: This code applies to members of ASSAP that choose to join the National Register of Professional Investigators. Members of the NRPI should follow the code in all cases, regardless of whether they are ASSAP cases, except where they opt out of NRPI rules for any case. In such cases the opting out should be made clear to clients and in any publicity and subsequent reports. Read More »

Chance To Be Part Of Project Albion

ASSAP (The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) in partnership with Mysterious Britain & Ireland is opening up its long running Project Albion to enable members of the public to directly contribute towards it. Read More »

Midsummer's Day

Stonehenge at Sunrise

The festival is primarily a Celtic fire festival, representing the middle of summer, and the shortening of the days on their gradual march to winter. Midsummer is traditionally celebrated on either the 23rd or 24th of June, although the longest day actually falls on the 21st of June. Read More »

Book Review

More Anglesey Ghosts by Bunty Austin

More Anglesey Ghosts

More Anglesey Ghosts is the follow up to Buty Austin's book, Haunted Anglesey, and touchingly dedicated to her late husband Walt. In this book Bunty has retuned to her favourite stomping ground and brings to her readers a new collection of ghostly sightings and paranormal encounters set to keep you up at night. Read More »

Festival Of Florania

28 April - Start of the Roman festival of Florania, to the goddess of flowering plants and sexuality.

The Orb Whisperers

The aim of The Orb Whisperers, in addition to publicising the activities of our investigation team, is to raise awareness of the possibilities of the survival of the spirit - in whatever form - in an afterlife which appears to run parallel to our own. Read More »

Recent Additions

The Fox and Hounds, Riseley

According to the following article entitled ‘The other spirits found in your local’ was published in the Bedfordshire on Sunday, 23 June 2013. ‘The Fox and Hounds in Riseley is said to be haunted by a nurse, who was knocked over by a vehicle and brought inside where Read More »

The Oakley Arms, Harrold

According to the following article entitled ‘The other spirits found in your local’ which was published in Bedfordshire on Sunday, 23 June 2013. ‘The Oakley Arms in Harrold has been investigated by The Phantom Society, who claim that the pub is haunted by former landl Read More »

The Chequers Public Inn, Wootton

Dating from the 17th century, The Chequers Inn in Wootton has a reputation of being haunted. The Bedfordshire local government website refers to an article published in 2000 in the Charles Wells Ltd in house magazine called Pint Pot (WL722/100). Read More »

Gladstone Street

'Another possible Black Tom sighting took place nearby in a private residence along Gladstone Street in the mid 1980's. This time, a man awoke to find what he thought was an intruder in his bedroom. Read More »

Cineworld, Bedford

According to the following article extract from Andrew Watt’s ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’ (Bedfordshire on Sunday, 10 March 2015). Read More »

Black Tom, Tavistock Street, Union Street and Clapham Road Junction

According to Andrew Watt’s article entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, which was published in Bedfordshire on Sunday (10 March 2015). ‘This junction of Tavistock Street, Union Street and Clapham Road was the location of the Read More »

Chaucer Road, Bedford

The following extract is taken from an article by Andrew Watt entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, which was published in ‘Bedfordshire on Sunday’ (10 March 2015). ‘In 1972, a mother living in Chaucer Road who was woken by her baby's screams, spotted a shadowy hand cross the wall of the room and come to rest on the baby's face. Read More »

Bedford Hospital

Officially opening in August 1803, Bedford Hospital was built with £8000 bequeathed in the will of Samuel Whitbread (Died 1796). The hospital has of course grown extensively over the last 200 years and now houses 440 beds and caters for a population of about 270,000. Read More »

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