THE REAL GHOST BUSTIN DEAL
THE REAL GHOST BUSTIN DEAL
I think he writes about ghosts, he doesn't go round with a gun and trap and catch them.
Are you aware
of your computer keyboard's 'Caps Lock' key? Makes all the difference...
Snapple, Only had one hand on keyboard, hope thats better
Mind you, that's not half as bad as his friend and researcher John Magin Kennedy claiming to have killed a Vampire back in 1989, and where did he kill the Vampire???? 'Preston' (Source JMK Website)
I've gone off him somewhat, the early books were excellent but the stories now are clutching at straws even more. Same goes for his Merseymart column, the other week it was a giant cat that told two lads to stay out of some woods near Speke.
The talking cat of Speke is an old legend in speke and halewood. I heard it years ago in the seventies. Cats have been known as 'familiars' i.e. attendant demons of witches.
As for John Magin Kennedy - I asked him once if he believed anyone had left his grave and drank blood, and he said, 'They based a whole religion on one. His name was Jesus.'
I thought that was a bit out of order though, but, s'pose he has a point .
If Tom does join the forum I would like him to explain why his story The Valentine Ghost said to have occurred on the iron bridge in Sefton Park, featuring the lovers named William Robert D'Onston and Alice Harwood, appears to be a direct borrowing of the story of the Ripper suspect Robert D. Stephenson otherwise known as Roslyn D'Onston who related a very similar story that took place not in Sefton Park but in Hull.
Gididi Gididi Goo.
Ah, you have to watch out for that bugger. He likes to attach things to your aura and then hand you his card canonising himself as a "demonologist, expert in exorcism and vampirism" so you run to him to remove what he placed there in the first instance. The man is a self-agrandising control freak with a moderate level of occult knowledge. And everyone knows what they say about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing! He's not a bad feller, so far as I can tell, just very fond of his public image. Very willing to help, so long as he's cast in a positive light and it's worth his while. If not, you don't see him for dust...
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My mate knows Kennedy and assures he's the real deal and apparently he doesn't do all that no more when he last saw Kennedy saying he found it draining.
Don't think he can be that fond of public image he's not as known as Slemen and when Pricey done some Halloween special he didn't seem like he cared when Pete was asking him what if a vampire listens to this and comes after you and said there welcome to try.
Can't believe Pricey tried and Ouija board and he's a skeptic!
Gididi Gididi Goo.
I know Kennedy too. I can assure you I don't doubt he has abilities! I also don't doubt he's done good work in the past, but he's strayed off his path and is in danger of getting lost in the woods. He strikes me as somebody who's suddenly realised his moral compass is spinning the wrong way and is having trouble moving the needle back to north. The last time he did any workings he did get ill, which would tally with what your friend said.
He likes to cultivate a certain 'venerable elder' image amongst Liverpool's occult and Pagan community, but that doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, I'm afraid! That's what I meant by public image, rather than the public as a whole. I should have explained myself better, sorry.
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would he let us join his hidden sections? i think not
I really don't know Tom Slemen and perhaps I shouldn't comment on his work on the supernatural, although I came across this statement about another couple of older writers on the occult which might have some bearing on Mr. Slemen's work: ‘Like Elliot O’Donnell, Thurston Hopkins was fascinated by “true” ghost stories, and it is not always easy to distinguish between his “true” stories and his fiction.’ (Entry on R. Thurston Hopkins in the Supernatural Fiction Database)
Ive read afew of the Haunted Liverpool books, and his articles in the merseymart, theyre very interesting.
they are very good books, but I wish he would include bibliographies and sources...
If he ever put a date in anything he has written so it could be verified or researched it would assure me for once that his articles were not works of fiction.
sLemon has provided me with another rib ticker of a story in the latest Merseymart - mass sightings of a UFO in the Edge Hill district with people 'from the bullring' in town having extensive knowledge of what happened on that night.
Having researched Edge Hill's history in general and spoke to numerous amount of people having lived their all their lives, I've never once come across this 'recent' story. Ged, perhaps you have a photo of this from the Bullring?
Personally, I'd love for someone to come up and produce a book on the facts of Liverpool's Ghosts and spookies. Obviously not photographs of them as that's asking a bit much, but slemon seems to know exactly what he was eating for breakfast 30 years ago when a ghost walked through his wall yet cannot recall exactly where his house once stood.
Give me a story on a ghost and produce written reports by the person who saw it and then I'll give him some credit.
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