Can locations cause people to gain psychic powers? According to one story the Lake District is home to precisely such a location. British Paranormal takes a look at the case of the psychic cave, which is said to be located somewhere near Ambleside in Cumbria. We ask how geological feature might cause such extraordinary powers in humans.
Mother Shipton was North Yorkshire’s answer to Nostradamus. Her 16th Century prophecies foretold major events, technological advances, societal changes and even climate change. British Paranormal takes a look at the legend of Mother Shipton and asks how much fact lays behind her intriguing story.
What are dreams and can they ever predict the future? History is full of examples of dreams foretelling the future, but one case in particular seems particularly difficult to dismiss. When a man from Bedfordshire approached the local police to warn them of an impending terrorist attack, authorities were initially dismissive. When the details of his prophecy came true, they were astonished. Meet Chris Robins, the soothsayer of suburbia… a man whose dreams predict the future.
Is it ever a good idea to try to communicate with the spirits of the dead? If ghosts aren’t making their presence known, then why bother trying to contact them? British Paranormal discusses the allure of reaching out to the spirit world and why we fixate so much on those that have gone before us. Communing with the spirits may seem like an interesting idea, but beware, ouija boards and seances can be more than a mere game in the wrong circumstances. The outcome can be truly terrifying.
When a psychic’s predictions of war-time carnage came eerily true, authorities in the UK became understandably concerned. Helen Duncan was predicting the sinking of British navy vessels hours before the news of their actual sinking became available to intelligence services. She claimed she was being visited by the ghosts of drowned sailors, who were revealing the precise details of their watery demises. First she was accused of being a spy, then she was prosecuted for being a witch and even after the war had been won, the persecution continued relentlessly until her death. British Paranormal reports on the sad story of Helen Duncan, nicknamed the Blitz Witch.