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OBITUARY: Guy Lyon Playfair 1935 - 2018

It is with great regret and sorrow we record the death of psychical researcher Guy Lyon Playfair who died in London early on 8th April 2018, at the age of 83.
Born in Quetta India, the son of Major General Ian Playfair and novelist Jocelyn Playfair he was educated in England and studied modern languages at Cambridge. After National Service as a translator with the RAF in Iraq, he pursued a career in journalism and working for Life magazine. In the early 1960s he moved to Rio de Janeiro where he worked for the next 10 years as a freelance journalist for a number of international business magazines, The Economist, Time, The Guardian and Associated Press. He also served for four years with the press corps of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Haunted 19 - The Magic of the Gadget


The award-winning Haunted Magazine is back, back with a big supernatural bang and more paranormal shizzle than ever before including detailed reports from real life paranormal investigations. We also take a look at Ghost Hunting gadgets and feature all the usual quality features you come to expect from Haunted Magazine.

#dontbenormal BE PARANORMAL

*Voted Best Magazine 2016 and 2017 - ParaForceUK

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YOU CAN TAKE THE MAN OUT OF GHOST HUNTERS, BUT YOU CANT TAKE THE GHOST HUNTER OUT OF THE MAN

So, Celebrity Haunted Mansion has started, has divided the paranormal world and has trended on Twitter and that's just after one night, there's four more live nights left before it finishes and one of the highlights of the first episode was to see the no nonsense Bullshit approach of American Ghost Hunter Jason Hawes, who you can tell doesn't suffer fools gladly and does not care for those who laugh about or piss about on a ghost hunt which does beg the question as to why he signed up for Celebrity Haunted Mansion in the first place.

Yesterday we sneaked into Woodchester Mansion, and caught up with anyone we could find. Luckily we bumped into Jason Hawes, who was only to happy to talk to us. 

THE GLITTERATI, THE ILLUMINATI AND THE FIVE NIGHTS LIVE PARANORMAL PARTY.... BRING OUT THE DEAD CARPET!!

TEN CELEBRITIES, ONE HAUNTED MANSION, FIVE NIGHTS LIVE
So, the ten victims, er sorry Celebrities, have been named and announced for Celebrity Haunted Mansion and their photo-shopped and air-brushed faces (hey we all do it) are plastered all over social media. To be fair to UKTV and  the W channel I actually recognise some of them and it is reassuring to know that the people who own the channel's purse strings have obviously opened up their wallets and paid more than the other celebrity ghost hunting show out there. 

I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME INTO A PARANORMAL CELEBRITY TV SHOW AND WATCH ME SCREAM LIKE A BABY!!!


There's a rumour going around in the paranormal world that February has not one but two celebrity infused paranormal TV shows being aired and that the month of February is now simply known by a few TV channel executives as CELEBRUARY.

Whilst the name changing of the month might be pure rumour, it is no rumour that two new shows, Celebrity Ghost Hunt and Celebrity Haunted Mansion are set to do battle on TV to see who can get the best ratings for their channels and try to acquire the least negative comments for them too.

Beer bellies, man boobs, greying beards and double chins ... the worries of a modern day male ghost hunter...

Apparently, researchers have found the best and worst things about being a male ghost hunter...


So anyway, what do they say, Men are from Venus and Women are from Mars, or is is Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. I don't know. Suffice to say male and female ghost hunters are different to each other and now some research has been done to find out what the best and worst things are about being a male ghost hunter, a man who seeks spooks, a mister who walks into places that may or may or not be haunted and talks to spooks that may or may not be there using equipment that may or may not work. 

THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS PAST .... YOU WILL LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM!!

2018 is here and if you're into the paranormal and like attending ghost hunts at amazing locations then you're in for a paranormal treat because looking around there's more paranormal events companies offering ghost hunts at locations than ever before, and you never know, someone who knows you like spook seeking just may have got you tickets to a ghost hunt for Christmas and if they have you'll be pleased to know that there are worse presents that you could have got. Hey, you may have even got ghost hunt tickets and slimming pants or something similar.

DID YOU HEAR THIS STORY ABOUT A CLUB OF STORYTELLERS TELLING STORIES TO GET INTO A STORYTELLING CLUB?


You know those questions you sometimes get asked "if you could have a dinner party and invite anyone from any time, past, present, dead, alive, fact or fiction?" well, just for curiosity purposes mine would be Stan Laurel, Steve McQueen, Spike Milligan and Billy Idol to name but four. Anyway, to cut a long dinner party story short, a genius of a Scottish writer called William Meikle has turned that question on it's head, flipped it sideways, bounced it up and down a few times and has used it to come up with a fascinating book called THE GHOST CLUB. Without wanting to sound jealous I so wished i'd have thought of this idea first, but hey ho I didn't so the best I can come up with is to interview William and promote his fantastic book on here.

HEY HELLO, HERE'S A HULL HISTORIAN'S HISTORICAL HULL HAUNTINGS....


TOP TEN HISTORICAL HAUNTINGS IN HULL BY GUEST BLOGGER MIKE COVELL... 

WE KNOW HE WILL LOVE THIS PIC!!
As Hull prepares to lose its UK City of Culture shiny badge and matching rosette we thought we would let our good friend and resident of Hull, Mike Covell, tell you about some paranormal culture that you may or may not know about.  Take it away, Mike.

"In this day in age a group only has to have a vested financial interest in a property for it to be announced to the world that it is the most haunted property in the world.  Many forget to do the legwork, or look at the historical primary sources to ascertain whether there has been a precedent for historical hauntings at the property. "As a local historian, with an interest in the paranormal, I tackle cases of historical haunted properties by going back in time, albeit through the archives.  With this in mind I have gone through the archives to bring you ten stories from the haunted history of Hull" - Mike Covell

#LOCKDOWNSHOCKDOWN - THE NEW HOME OF PARANORMAL INVITES YOU TO ITS HAUNTED HOUSE WARMING PARTY... IF YOU DARE!!

Just when you thought it was safe to turn back on your television… the channel for the paranormal, proper paranormal is bringing you so much paranormal than you can shake a ghostly stick at..

There's no denying the growth of Paranormal on Quest Red, just 7 months old, the channel is now becoming the channel for paranormal, new shows, premieres, different styles, top stars who engage with their fans on social media AND not just the same old repeats again and again and again. Paranormal tops the viewing figures for Quest Red most weeks.

Now they are being even bolder and braver with #LockdownShockdown, their very own twitter hashtag to kick off their paranormal fest and a very special Facebook Live event, a ghost hunt, featuring UK Ghost Hunters Haun7edLIVE at one of the most popular and spookiest locations in the UK.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS: NEAR THE KNUCKLE OR JUST A BIT OF FREAKY FANCY DRESS FUN?

Thousands of kids will be wearing Halloween costumers whilst trick or treating this Halloween but have retailers gone a bit too far this year? 

TRICK OR TREAT? SICK OR SWEET? 


A MODERN GHOST STORY: WHEN GHOSTLY GADGETS GO WRONG.

Pozzitive Television Proudly Presents…
A NEW BBC RADIO 4 COMEDY SERIES
THE HAUNTENING
A NEW ELECTRIFYING TWO-PART RADIO SERIES COMING TO BBC RADIO 4 ON WEDNESDAY 11TH & 18TH OCTOBER AT 11.15pm
Produced and directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC

TIME FOR SOME SCARY COMEDY SHORTS (AND WE DON'T MEAN THE ONES WITH THE RIP AT THE BACK)

Female directors bring comedy Horror Shorts to Sky this Halloween. A spooky collection of comedy Horror Shorts is arriving on Sky this Halloween, directed for the first time by an all-female line-up. Curated and produced by the award-winning Merman team of Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford (Catastrophe, Bliss), this collection of Halloween-themed treats brings together some of the best new and established female directing talent in a fright-fest of short-form comedy.
Ghastly ghost tours, a wedding turned sinister and mysterious strangers harbouring scary secrets make for a spine-chilling yet hilarious collection of stories that includes: A Deal, directed by Nida Manzoor; It Should Have Been Me, directed by Emily Greenwood; and Twin Thing, directed by Kate Herron.

A plethora of paranormal programming when October puts on a scary wig and renames itself GhostOber!!


DESTINATION AMERICA LINES UP TRICKS AND TREATS, THROUGHOUT MONTH-LONG “GHOSTOBER” HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION...

We are a few days into October, or as it is known as (to some people in the paranormal world) #GhostOber and Halloween is just around the corner.  Yes we are a few days into the month but it’s Halloween all month long on Destination America with a celebration of all things that go bump in the night with premieres and extra content so spooky viewers will never want to leave the safety of their living rooms.

SKY CINEMA HALLOWEEN BRINGING 50 SHADES OF SCARY TO #GHOSTOBER

Sky Cinema to bring a week of fright nights with a dedicated Halloween channel


Sky Cinema is bringing customers over a week of fright nights on a dedicated channel to mark the Halloween season. Sky Cinema Halloween, available from 23-31 October on Sky channel 303, will screen some of the greatest scary movies of all time, including the original Halloween (1978) on Sky Cinema for the very first time - as well as Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Hannibal horror Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Haunted Issue 18 with Nick Groff


The latest issue of award winning Haunted Magazine* is now available FREE for all those who love to read about all things spooky online. Issue 18 is guest edited by top US paranormal investigator Nick Groff and features a wealth of top paranormal names, Elizabeth Saint, Derek Acorah, Amy Bruni and Katrina Weidman to name but four and is packed full of paranormal goodness and scary badness, as it always is. Now available in a limited-edition print format as well as FREE digitally.

#dontbenormal BE PARANORMAL

*Voted Best Magazine 2016 and 2017 at ParaForceUK Paranormal Convention

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SO YOU'RE A BIG BRAVE GHOSTHUNTER? SO WHAT, I ONCE WORE LYCRA IN PUBLIC!!

So, here I am sat in a graveyard, writing my latest blog post, it's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark. Under the moonlight, I've just seen a sight that almost stopped my heart. I try to scream but terror has taken back the sound before I make it and then I freeze as horror looked me right between the eyes. Am I brave, am I stupid or am I just using the words to a Michael Jackson song to introduce this? Well some might say none, one, two or all of the above, but according to a recent survey, there are far more braver things to do than walk around old buildings and alleged haunted locations talking to things that might not exist and using equipment that might not work whilst you're taking to things that might not exist...

PRINT JUST GOT SCARY: is Haunted Magazine possibly paranormal's premier printed paraphernalia - perhaps?

SOME DAY MY PRINTS WILL COME

Now for the very first time, Haunted Magazine has a place where you can order ALL the issues that we currently have in print... I bet you're jumping for joy by that major announcement, go on admit you let out a little wee too. Come on, be honest....

DEREK ACORAH IN THE CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER HOUSE? YOU KNOW IT MAKES SIXTH SENSE!!

Celebrity Big Brother or as it's known as on social media #CBB starts on the 1st of August and I'll be honest, I normally don't watch it, the wife does, so it's on in the background whilst I am either a) working b) reading c) falling asleep or d) all of the above.  Watching a job lot of jumped up wannabees and egos wrestling to be King or Queen, playing up to the camera and basically talking a load of crystal balls is something I do most days, just by watching the paranormal groups on social media.. 

Ghosts, Witchcraft, UFOs .. just another night in the paranormal hot spot known as Ashfield....

7 MEN CHASING GHOSTS - IT'S ALL IN THE JEANS YOU KNOW!!

We've discovered Nottinghamshire's 'most haunted' location - and it may surprise you...

FLASHBACK TO JULY 2011
Six years ago, we made a FOI (Freedom of Information) request asking for police reports of Paranormal Activity, UFOs, Ghosts and Witchcraft ... 

We got the information back and then BOOM, it was in the papers, on social media and on the radio.

46 reports of Witchcraft, 3 UFO Sightings, and 34 "incidents" involving Ghosts.