Curious and Mystical Facts! My new animated video series!

Happy new year! Cheers!

I will start keeping this site updated from now on ūüôā (Is anyone still checking in here? Hello? *Screams into the darkness*)

Anyway, I mostly been active on YouTube and instagram this year. I just started a new video series on my main YouTube channel which I will keep on making during 2021 ūüôā Its a stop motion animated documentary series where I give short overviews of everything that is either curious or mystical (or both!) Here are the first 3 episodes!

1. “The Backrooms” This is a fascinating internet myth about a very creepy and mysterious place. (This one is not stop motion animated since I had not really figured out the concept yet LOL. But it is still the first in the series) ūüôā

2. “Charles Dickens and the paranormal” in this video I talk about the classic spooky Christmas story “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens. The famous author had a very real interest in the paranormal and was a part of a society known as The Ghost Club.

3. “The Haunting of Emily Bronte”. In this video I talk about how it seems like the spirit of the famous author still visits the world of the living.

More Curious & Mystical facts will come soon! ūüôā

Interview with paranormal investigator John Fraser.

Today I have an interview with paranormal investigator and author John Fraser. He is a council member and spontaneous case coordinator for the Society for Psychical Research. His book ‚ÄĚGhost Hunting: A Survivor¬īs Guide‚ÄĚ is a practical guide on how to have a successful ghost hunt. It also gives an overview on the practice of ghosthunting and the science surrounding the paranormal.¬†

It¬īs so great to get the chance to talk to you. I really loved your book and I recommend it to everyone. Would you describe your inspiration and why you decided to write it?

Hi to you Magic, great to talk to you as well,¬† I came across your blog in Swedish¬†recently about my book – and when I put it in auto translation part of it when¬† literally translated complemented my book on its ‘smelly humour’ which gave me a laugh and made me get in contact with you . If only to find out what ‘Smelly Humour’ in Swedish¬†actually means?

(That¬īs so hilarious. I actually wrote ‚ÄĚlighthearted humor‚ÄĚ in swedish. I have no idea why it would translate to smelly. Hahaha!)

As for what inspired the book – at the time of writing there were so many around about haunted places but few if any published in the UK about Ghost Hunting itself . The USA ones that existed seemed to mainly be about equipment . One even recommended taking a Geiger Counter for Radio activity¬† which seemed to be missing the point . So i decided¬†to brush the cobwebs off my old notes and write something more realistic – the premise being that Ghost Hunters are like old fashioned Alchemists¬†not fully scientific yet – but then again Isaac Newton was an alchemist before discovering gravity – so don’t totally write us off!

The second premise in the book is that Ghost Hunting is something fascinating and far more mind opening than simply sitting looking at measuring equipment when we don’t really know what a ghost is .

Hopefully the book succeeded in its aim ?

It sure does! Do you have any plans on writing more books about the paranormal in the future?

I have started writing another book¬†concentrating on ‘Poltergeists’ those strange¬†noisy entities¬†that seem to have the power to move objects move or¬†communicate by tapping and generally make a nuisance of themselves . Interesting twists here include¬†the fact that what Eastern Europeans refer to as Vampires actually have a lot of Poltergeist type¬†behaviour – something I discovered on my numerous visits to Transylvania¬†Romania – but that’s another story !!¬†The point being of¬†course if the phenomena¬†happens around the world , it is far more likely to be real .

The main premise of this book is that whilst its impossible to really prove or disprove the  apparition type  ghost which might just be hallucination Рif something is thrown or moved, and trickery excluded, the long neglected poltergeist is far more easy to be shown to exist.

Now I say long neglected Poltergeist¬†as at least in the UK I can see¬† no major book published since the mid 1980s when Colin Wilson Published “Poltergeist – a study in destructive¬†haunting s¬†” which I would very much recommend – (at least until any further book of mine is published).

Tell me what your first ghosthunter experience was like?

That I guess was the rather personal trip I took to a ruined cottage at¬† Sandwood Bay in the North of Scotland , chosen for the fact that it was four miles from the nearest road and surrounded¬†by marsh land – which whilst not very scientific gave me¬† the very personal experience of being trapped in a haunted house for the night – literally . Whilst not much paranormal happened I researched the place and sent some theories to the writer Peter Underwood who invited me to join the Ghosts Club – a great old establishment founded in 1864 . From there I subsequently joined the Society of Psychical Research(SPR) – a ‘much newer’ body founded in 1882 and have been lucky enough to sit on its ruling council for about the last 10 years. So while Sandwood Bay was just¬†really a personal dare – it did also get me involved.

What advice would you give to someone who is curious about going on ghosthunts but doesn¬īt know where to start?

For Swedish natives I am a bit short on advice about local Ghost hunting groups . there are however a couple of university parapsychology courses one run by Professor Adrian Parker who I know fairly well as a fellow council member of the SPR . Here is the link below .

The Ghost Club my first main organisation sends out excellent publications to its members abroad at discounted membership  and has monthly meetings in London should anyone be passing through. I believe the rate is £25 which the way things are going would barely by a round of drinks in an average  Swedish bar .

What is your favourite piece of ghost hunting equipment?

That thing between our ears¬†commonly¬†know as the brain . Any other equipment is speculative.¬†That is not to say don’t use it but¬† the first thing to¬†remember¬†is we can’t really be sure if ghosts in a paranormal sense actually exist – and if they do what they actually are. So in all cases of investigation we need to keep on our critical thinking head .

I share the view that ghosts (if we believe they are the spirits of the dead) should be no more dangerous in general than random people we meet on the street. But with that said, have you ever had an experience with the paranormal that has really frightened you? Something that has actually felt dangerous or evil?

Magic РI sadly have no special magical psychic powers and have described myself as being about as psychic as a brick. So any evil presence would probably go unnoticed by me. I have heard the odd strange footsteps sound and seen doors opening for no apparent reason but nothing that has made my hair stand on end . Saying that I do know many who have РI have recently been doing an in depth study into the case of a mother who lived in an converted prison in St Osyth Essex UK , who got so unnerved by the phenomena she actually had to move out . There are enough cases like this to take the paranormal very seriously indeed.

Do you you think it would be a good or bad thing if we ever actually got hard scientific proof that there really is an afterlife?

Who wants to live forever?¬† I’d give it a try – so¬†the answer is a definite¬†yes! But I get the feeling that there’s only one way to find out for sure – so I guess I wont be finding out for a few years.

Final question just for fun: Ghost Hunting is very common in popular culture. Is there any movie / book / tv-show that you think actually gives a kind of good depiction of what a real paranormal investigation is like?

Paranormal investigation is a bit like fishing lots of waiting and then something exciting suddenly happens – many people like fishing but there has never been a film about it – the excitement anglers get is just not visual.¬†Likewise no film has truly mirrored a real paranormal investigation . As for TV shows -in the UK Shows like ‘Most Haunted’ have made many behave like the show – rather than the other way round .

Half the fun of investigating is the research Рi love tracking down witnesses that corroborate what others have said . That fascination is never going to be conveyed by any media.

Big thank you for joining me on my blog and sharing your ghostly experiences!

I hope your readers will get something from it – and if the odd bit of ‘smelly’ humour has been added so be it?



Buy his book HERE and check out SPR (Society for Psychical Research) HERE.


Magic Advisor illustrations.

Here are some random Magic Advisor illustrations I made:

I was in the mood to make a stand alone Lizzy illustration. ūüôā So here¬īs our heroine is falling asleep over her magical research late at night. I imagine Ghosty finds her like this quite often since she gets so caught up in reading she reads until she falls a sleep… ^^; Prim will probably break in and wake her up soon tho. ūüėČ Ghosty is to kind to wake Lizzy up but he will get her a blanket if its chilly. ūüôā

I also made this picture of Prim being the drama queen that she is ^^

Hope you enjoy! ūüôā

A new first post!

This used to be my Swedish book blog and it¬īs been…. slowly dying… for a while. Yeah, let¬īs just face the hard facts! ^^;

I have been putting all my focus on my youtube, my webcomic Magic Advisor and my newly published swedish novel Transformationen. So I thought it was time for a change blogvise. Now this will be a counterpart to my youtube channel.

‚ÄĚWell Magic, that all sounds good but what exactly will this blog be about then? Also RIP Swedish book blog.‚ÄĚ

Thank you for asking imaginary-person-I-just-made-up. My youtube is about creativity. About art, comic creation and being an author. Since I write fantasy and stories with a magical twist I also talk about the supernatural / folklore. And since I am a big geek and very intrested in fiction it is also about popculture and film / literature history. So yeah… that¬īs the kind of videos I make and that¬īs what you will find here as well.

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Om alkemi, research och att skriva fantasy!

Idag g√§stbloggar jag p√• debutantbloggen om att skriva fantasy, min roman Transformationen, ber√§ttar om mitt researcharbete kring alkemi och ger tips p√• hur man g√∂r research i sitt skrivande. ūüôā


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