Mistletoe and Mystery Evening , Partick Burgh Hall
Spirits of Christmas and ghosts that go hump in the night
Mistletoe and Mystery Evening
Partick Burgh Hall, Partick Burgh Halls (Main Hall)
9 Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow, G11 5LN
Thursday, 21 December, 2017 – 7.30 p.m.
Ghosts that go hump in the night, witchcraft in Glasgow and Hell as a real place are all on the agenda this Thursday (21 Dec) at a festive fright night organised by Scotland’s oldest paranormal investigations group.
To celebrate the spirits of Christmas past and present the Scottish Society for Psychical Research is holding a mistletoe and mystery evening at Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow with a series of short talks from some of the country’s leading supernatural investigators.
Details of Scotland’s seX-Files are to be explored with a lecture on Paranormal Sex while other topics include an A to Z of Scottish Folklore, the Pagan traditions of Christmas, Glasgow’s Witch Panic of 1597 and why some investigators have come to believe that Hell is Real.
“It promises to be a really fun alternative Christmas night out, a real pick ’n’ mix of the paranormal with speakers on a variety of topics making it perfect for people with a short attention span or a broad range of interests,” said Innes Smith, President of the SSPR.
“Aptly, this Thursday also happens to be the Winter Equinox, a time of year when ancient traditions and magical stories combine to celebrate light and life at Christmas Time.
For the last 30 years the SSPR, a registered educational charity dedicated to studying the paranormal in a scientific manner, has been at the forefront of investigating the truth about poltergeists, demons, ghosts and life after death.
The society was formed in 1987 by the late Professor Archie Roy, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Glasgow University. His aim was to encourage proper scientific study of Psychical Research and provide members of the public left distressed by supernatural experiences with a ‘paranormal fire brigade’ to put their fears at ease.
The Society, which holds regular monthly meetings at Glasgow Theosophical Society, Queens Crescent, Glasgow does not hold any particular view about the paranormal. All members are encouraged to ask questions and to make up their own minds.
In addition to a monthly lecture programme the society continues to respond to requests from the public to offer guidance about possible anomalous experiences.
The festive fun night event at Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow on Thursday 21 December starts at 7.30pm and promises to be a short, snappy and entertaining evening with plenty of opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Tickets are £5 for visitors and £1 for members of the SSPR.
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