Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Case of the Cursed Painting

In another of our investigations from the United Kingdom in 2009 while shooting Ghost Cases, Holly Stevens and I joined our friends in the UPIA, Dave Sadler, Steve Mera and Paul Reeves to investigate the Lion and Swan Hotel in Congelton, England.

As you watch this episode, it might seem to you like nothing much is really going on, which is in a sense true, and which is also what happens most of the time with ghost investigation (frankly, it's what happens with any kind of research or investigation). I think this is quite useful to watch in and of itself, which is why I structured the episode the way that I did - so that folks could see what really goes on during these investigations. However, it also leads up to a surpising conclusion that still has me thinking about what might really have happened, over a year later.

Ghost Cases - The Case of the Cursed Painting (Part I)
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Ghost Cases - The Case of the Cursed Painting (Part II)
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Unhappy coincidence? Almost certainly. But, as the Bard said, "there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy". When one has been involved in something that they would otherwise have casually dismissed as that "unhappy coincidence" (as I no doubt would have in this case, were I not the one at the center of events), then one gains a greater understanding of Hamlet's caution to Horatio, and the need to leave at least a little room open for doubt.

This is the last episode of Ghost Cases that I'll be posting here, but there are 11 more interesting and thought-provoking stops on the journey of discovery that Holly and I took back in 2008 and 2009. If you want to see the rest of the series, write to your friendly neighbourhood broadcaster and ask that they contact our distributor, Breakthrough Entertainment, to inquire about acquiring the series for broadcast.

Paul Kimball

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