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Man Spends 24 Hours In Haunted Bunker For Charity

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Usually I don’t post many news items that involve individual paranormal investigators or groups unless they have captured something interesting, but in this case I wanted to point out this story as it someone within the community doing something for a charitable cause.

Thomas Warrington from Sleaford will spend 24 hours in a haunted nuclear bunker from the 1950’s to raise money for Cancer Research UK in May of this year.

The bunker, which is one hundred and twenty-five feet below ground was decommissioned in the 1990’s and now is used for historical tours. The bunker can be entered from a passageway from the cottage that sits above it in Essex.

Warrington seems to be excited about the opportunity as well, judging from his statements about the upcoming charity event:

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Seattle Kids Part of Halloween Experiment in 1976

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Halloween is a time for some creepy urban legends, most of which are more fiction then fact.

Recently, I wrote about my own Halloween related childhood urban legend for the Dolphin Talk newspaper out of Seadrift, Texas. It involved a reported ‘Witch’ who pulled kids inside her house when they went Trick or Treating.

This of course, was all hogwash, rubbish and fantasy.

It has been said however that truth can be stranger then fiction.

A recent post by the excellent website IO9 brought to light a psychological experiment conducted by researchers on Trick or Treaters in Seattle, Washington in the Fall of 1976.

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North America and the UK: Nearly Half Believe in Ghosts

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Almost half of the population of Canada, The United States and the UK believe in ghosts, according to studies done in the last decade or so.

The reasons behind this rise may not be shocking, but some the results might surprise some people, especially those skeptical of the paranormal.

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UK University leads research into out of body experiences

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The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) at the Department of Psychology of the University of Birmingham is initiating research into out of body experiences. According to the university, these phenomena affect approximately 20% of the population, are widely reported and yet have no scientific explanation. Head of the laboratory, Dr. Jason Braithwaite, has this to say about his research:

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The importance of science in paranormal research

By D.A. Lascelles

An article in The Guardian caught my eye today and I felt it had relevance to this blog for a number of reasons. First of all, the title, Precognition studies and the curse of the failed replications, definitely hinted at a link to the spirit world and the accompanying photograph of a spiritualist gazing into a crystal ball only added to that appearance. Secondly, the main meat of the article touched on something very close to my heart with regards to parapsychology and any research into the spirit world – the importance of good science.

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Search For Alien Life Online!

By Thomas Spychalski

Seti Live is the new website where you can listen in to signals being picked up by the Seti Alien Telescope Array and help in the search for extraterrestrial life:

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