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Hi Everyone, welcome to the Dead Central takeover of the Haunted Blog! 


For this blog takeover, I am going to be talking about our experience of investigating the Falstaff in Stratford Upon Avon alongside the UK Haunted team on one of their events. But before we get into the details of what activity we had on the night, I want to talk about the history of this magnificent 11th century Tudor building, which may help explain why it's reputed to be so haunted!


The Falstaff has always been known as being a paranormal hotspot in the UK and it is visited and investigated by hundreds of paranormal enthusiasts and investigators each year. As mentioned above, the actual site dates back to the 11th century and the original name for the house was 'The Shreives House' meaning 'Sheriff's House'. The site was used as an Inn in the 16th century and was run by a chap called William Rogers, who, so they say, was the inspiration of Shakespeare's popular comedy character of Falstaff. 

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

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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