The Black Book of Modern Myths, By Alasdair Wickham


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Doubtless the members of Para.Science, Spectre and the Society for Psychical Research are fed up to their back teeth at being compared to Ghostbusters but the Electronic Voice Phenomenon on page 9 sounds uncannily like the Psychokinetic Energy meter used by Bill Murray et al.

Wickham's "true stories of the unexplained" are sometimes just that, though the misfortunes that befell those associated with the 1968 film Performance have surely less to do with "a psychic electrical storm" than the drug use of the era.