Next EdFortSoc : Wednesday the 14th of September at 7.30pm

The next meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society is Wednesday the 14th of September at 7.30pm, upstairs in the Beehive pub, Grassmarket. £1 entry

‘Some Ghost Stories Which Trouble Me’

By Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club

There is no doubt that people see ghosts and apparitions, but the question is : what are people actually experiencing?
Broadly speaking, parapsychological theories concerning ghosts and hauntings have fallen into two classes – those viewing ghosts as enduring mental images generated by once living people detectable by sensitive individuals and those which consider them as evidence of a spirit or the survival of some aspect of a once-living personality.
A case can be made for both viewpoints; again parapsychologists and psychical researchers tend to favour the idea that ghosts and apparitions are just images, whereas popular ghost hunters and amateur groups tend to embrace the idea of unquiet spirits.
In this talk Alan Murdie looks at some cases that are hard to classify under either hypothesis, giving rise to: ‘Some ghost stories that trouble me!’.

Alan Murdie, LL.B, Barrister is active in psychical research in the UK and abroad. He has conducted research into ghosts and hauntings in UK, Romania and Colombia. He has written and broadcast extensively on paranormal topics for local, national, and international media. He is a council member of the Society for Psychical Research, the author of Haunted Edinburgh and writes the monthly column ‘Ghostwatch’ for Fortean Times covering ghosts, poltergeists and survival after death. He is a chairman of the UK’s Ghost Club originally founded in 1862.