Britain gets its first ghost school
One of Britain's most haunted houses is to be the venue for the country's first "ghost school".india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 12:41 IST
One of Britain's most haunted houses is to be the venue for the country's first "ghost school", aimed at giving the public the chance to decide whether - and if so why - things really do go bump in the night.
Muncaster Castle, an 800-year-old country pile in the scenic Lake District of northwest England has been chosen for the two-day residential course because of its spine-chilling reputation for spooks and spectral residents.
Jason Braithwaite, a cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist from the University of Birmingham, central England, will run the course in March.
A self-confessed sceptic about the paranormal, he said the idea was to teach people to apply genuine scientific skills so they can decide for themselves what lies behind phenomena that appear to have no rational explanation.