Best Ghost Stories for the Fireside

Posted on: December 17th, 2009 Posted by

Some people believe that ghosts exist, but despite repeated attempts to photograph ghosts at haunted houses or find other evidence of their existence no-one has been able to authenticate claims of ghostly phenomena. Is it just all superstitious nonsense? An article in Scientific American suggests that despite what many of us may think there may be a reason for the persistent belief in ghosts. It is not uncommon for people to experience hallucinations after bereavement in which they see the loved one that they have lost. A study conducted at the University of Goteborg found that 80 percent of elderly people claimed to have experienced hallucinations in which they saw their dead partner. Of course these are not ‘ghosts’ according to the normal definition, but it may explain why some people still believe that they can be visited by the dead.
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Allotment blues

Posted on: December 10th, 2009 Posted by

I’ve been sitting looking out my window at a waterlogged garden, thinking about how much I ought to be getting on with and how much I don’t fancy going out there and getting on with it.

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9 Awful Tent Stories

Posted on: December 3rd, 2009 Posted by

Tents are cubicles of doom. By the end of this page, it’s unlikely you’ll ever want to go camping again. Every tent should be equipped with a contraption that activates a Vincent Price recording each time you zip up. Something along the lines of ‘nice knowing you’ or ‘goodbyyyeee’. People should be made to take a Navy SEAL course in survival before being allowed to purchase any tent-shaped camping equipment.

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