posted on Nov, 9 2003 @ 11:28 AM
A Professional Ghost Hunter did some in-depth research into Borley a few years ago accompanied by a TV documentary crew (I wish I could remember what
the program was called!).
He spent two weeks in Borley with his team of Ghost Hunters, and what he found is that that Rectory site itself showed no evidence of haunting
whatsoever. However the local church yielded some very spooky results. Tape recorders and cameras malfunctioning, strange voices and noises picked up
on tape etc, when there was no-one inside the church and the building locked from outside.
The flying brick? Myth. It's just a brick being thrown through the air, nothing paranormal about it atall. The guy who took the photograph has stated
previously that it was a 'lucky' photo taken when the builders were ripping the place apart after the fire, and one threw a brick through the door
just as he was taking a photo.
I've just recently 're-discovered' my interest in such ghostly matters online, and what really amazes me is how many websites pass off information
as fact (the flying brick for example), when they have either been thoroughly debunked, or an explanation given by the photographer, in a number of
offline written sources.
It's the same with UFOs. It seems the vast majority of sites carry pictures which are, if you bother to read books, classic fakes, yet are proclaimed
online as amazing evidence of fact. Again, I've seen instances where the original faker has admitted and explained how they took a photo (anything up
to twenty years previously in some cases!), yet that photo is the main body of proof for the existance of UFOs online.
The dangerous thing about this is that it damages the integrity of 'the paranormal', and only serves as more 'un-proof' for the non-believers to
The good thing about the internet is that information can be attained freely and easily. The bad thing about this is that people do tend to take
incorrect information from one source, and perpetuate (wether by accident or design) the fake/false story. People these days all too often confuse the
act of taking information from one website and placing it on their own with the act of 'research'. If you're constructing a website about the Moon,
and a guy down the pub told you it was made of cheese, would you then state that on your website? Hopefully no, you'd check up with a variety of
sources beforehand, offline and on.
However, to many paranormal websitebuilders, the moon, sadly, is cheese.