Biases Continue to Haunt Parapsychological Research

Biases Continue to Haunt Parapsychological Research By Elliott K. Van Dusen – December 26, 2020 A recent study published in the November-December 2020 issue of Explore (Volume 16, Issue 6) highlights one of the many contemporary challenges faced by parapsychological researchers. Dr. Bethany Butzer’s study “Bias in the evaluation of psychology studies: A comparison of […]

Trick or Treat? Separating Fact From Fiction This Halloween

Trick or Treat? Separating Fact From Fiction This Halloween: What We Really Know About Ghosts, Poltergeists and Hauntings By Elliott Van Dusen – Published October 13, 2019 There is one thing that Maritimers enjoy once the fall season besets upon us, and it isn’t the breathtaking fall colors or the delectable pumpkin spice lattes. No, […]

Haunting Style: Halifax Homes Rich With Witchy Tales

Haunting Style: Halifax Homes Rich With Witchy Tales “Legend has it that one of the witches cast a spell on the glass to turn it black so he couldn’t see in. After that it’s said the old fellow went blind and from that moment on, every time anyone tires to change the window because it […]

Haunting Abound in Local Region

Haunting Abound in Local Region By Yvette D’Entremont (The Weekly News) Elliott Van Dusen, co-founder and director of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation group. The group researches and investigates paranormal activity including hauntings and UFO sightings. ​Whether it’s the devil’s footprints, a fleeting white block, a mysterious man-beast or UFO sightings, Beaver Bank is a […]

Cyber Ghosts and E-mail From the Dead

Cyber Ghosts and E-mail From the Dead By Anne McIlroy (The Globe and Mail) His wife had died, but he kept her e-mail account open and checked it regularly to see if she had any messages from far-flung friends or acquaintances who didn’t know she had passed away. On the anniversary of their first date, […]

Phantoms, Strange Beasts Come From Shadows Tonight

Phantoms, Strange Beasts Come From Shadows Tonight By Bill Power – Staff Reporter The young women who live on the fourth floor of Shirreff Hall at Dalhousie University can be excused if an old ghost story keeps them awake late tonight. This big university residence in Halifax is believed by many people who have lived […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane Suzanne Rent Chats With Ufologist Chris Styles About the Upcoming UFO Symposium and the Events of October 4, 1967. Imagine it’s a dark, quiet, autumn night and you’re driving home to your small fishing village. Your drive is uneventful until something in the sky catches your attention. Flying above […]

Dissecting the Existence of Ghosts

Dissecting the Existence of Ghosts By Jeff Warren ([email protected]) Rob Wellan sits in a crimson velvet seat in the balcony of the Grand Theatre. He looks down over the polished brass rail to the dimly lit stage. The large, hand-painted mural that adorns the arched ceiling above the theatre flows in a soft light. There […]

“There is Something Weird Going On”

“There is Something Weird Going On” Ghost Stories Are Pouring Out of the Sackville Area – By Yvette D’Entremont (The Daily News) Author Darryll Walsh crouches near the old military radar station along Beaver Bank Road – Mike Dembeck Darryll Walsh, a parapsychology lecturer at the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax, says there are […]

Ghost Stories Haunt Walsh

Ghost Stories Haunt Walsh Tales of the Paranormal Just Seem to Find the Author – By Bruce Erskine (Staff Reporter) You can take the parapsychologist out of the boy, but you can’t take the boy out of the parapsychologist. “I’m not just a parapsychologist, I’m still that 10-year-old boy who enjoys listening to a story”, […]

Chit-Chat on Death Gives Life to my Pen

Chit-Chat on Death Gives Life to my Pen By Peter Duffy Just a word of warning before you join us in this booth. You may find the topic we’re discussing unsettling. I know I do, and it was my idea in the first place. We’re talking about the scariest topic in life – death. I’m […]

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Who Ya Gonna Call? Darryll Walsh is Halifax’s Ghost Buster – By Kelly Shiers (Staff Reporter) In Darryll Walsh’s sometimes spooky world, things go bump in the night, lights flicker for no reason, mysterious images show up in photographs and people many spontaneously burn up. For this ghost hunter, it’s all in a day’s (or […]

Ghost Hunt Bristles Hair on the Cats and Me, Too

Ghost Hunt Bristles Hair on the Cats and Me, Too By Peter Duffy Ghost Hunting! I’m going ghost hunting! Delicious shivers of anticipation crawl over my back as I turn off Highway 101. It’s a wintry Sunday afternoon and I’ve come to Mount Uniacke to witness an investigation into the paranormal. The person who’ll be […]

Ghosts in the Attic: Only the Cats Know For Sure

Ghosts in the Attic: Only the Cats Know For Sure By Peter Duffy A hush falls on our little group in the living room. The ghost-hunter has returned from upstairs, and his face is pale. “Something’s just happened,” Darryll Walsh says softly. We shift uneasily in our chairs, waiting for this investigator of the paranormal […]

Ghost Hunter Delivers the Shivers

Ghost Hunter Delivers The Shivers By Peter Duffy Brrr, Goosebumps! It’s mid-afternoon, broad daylight, and we’re sitting in a busy Halifax restaurant. But what Darryll Walsh is telling me makes the hair on my neck stand up. Brrr! You see, this guy’s a ghost hunter (seriously!) and he’s full of some pretty spooky tales. Darryll […]

Cape Bretoner Studies, Teaches Paranormal

Cape Bretoner Studies, Teaches Paranormal Believes tarot cards work but has no faith in horoscopes – By Louise Surette, Harold If there is anyone who should see a ghost, it’s Darryll Walsh. He probably knows more about them than anyone else but has never encountered one. “I don’t know what I would do if I […]