One of the most famous ghost stories in New Mexico is the ghost of Room 18 at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron. According to the story a man named T.J. Wright wins the hotel in a poker game and is shot after he leaves the poker room. He crawls back to his room and … Read moreThe creation of a famous ghost story, T.J. Wright, Room 18 and the St. James Hotel
Members of SGHA discuss how the history of "haunted" locations can affect the bias of ghost hunters investigating them. What is your opinion? If ghost hunters/ investigators know the history of the location they are investigating, can it create bias? Can the bias contaminate the investigation's findings?
One of the most appalling things about the "field" of modern day ghost hunting (paranormal investigation/research) is the obvious disregard of its history and the obtained knowledge, pro and con, that was learned. This becomes painfully evident with the simple definition of the word "ghost hunter". Here are a few quotes concerning the definition of … Read moreWhat is in a name? Ghost Hunter v.s. Paranormal Investigator
Prince was a friend to Harry Houdini and Hereward Carrington and they all had exposed the tricks of fraudulent mediums, however, unlike Houdini both Carrington and Prince believed some mediums were genuine. According to the psychical researcher Robert Ashby, "Prince remained highly skeptical of PK and other physical phenomena, but felt that there was no doubt at … Read moreDr. Walter Franklin Prince, Ph.D. (1863 – 1934)
From 1850 to 1854 he filled the position of assistant in the college, and soon embarked upon original work, not in organic chemistry where the inspiration of his teacher, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, might have been expected to lead him, but on new compounds of selenium. These formed the subject of his first published papers … Read moreSir William Crookes (1832 – 1919)
Oliver Lodge was born in 1851 at Penkhull in what is now Stoke-on-Trent, and educated at Adams' Grammar School, Newport, Shropshire. He was the eldest of eight sons and a daughter of Oliver Lodge (1826–1884) – later a ball clay merchant at Wolstanton, Staffordshire – and his wife, Grace, née Heath (1826–1879). Sir Oliver's siblings included Sir … Read moreSir Oliver Lodge (1878 – 1955)