Ron Cooper

Thursday, October 19 2017 at 7:30PM

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60 Roff Avenue
Bedford MK41 7TW

Ron Cooper

What's the talk about?

Ghosts are still regularly reported in the Bedford area. These are almost entirely in the form of 'materialised' figures and/or sounds. Moreover, the narratives relating to them have a 'matter of fact' character giving them considerable credence - and are very different from the frightening stories of fiction.

Too many ghost events have been reported - usually by everyday people - for the experiences to be ignored or dismissed. The challenge is to find an explanation for them. Of course appropriate recognition should to be given to various scientific explanations for the variety of paranormal activity experienced by observers and recipients of ghostly apparitions. Such explanations range from mere rich imagination - through traditional psychological understandings such as memory distortion and auto suggestion - to the findings of current neuroscience.

However, much remains inexplicable by conventional science - not least some of Bedford's own reported ghosts. There is a plausible case for something paranormal being involved. This case ranges from simple repetition of events and/or location - through police investigations and neuroscience - to the possibility of an additional sense in human beings

At the very least, all of this is intriguing and thought-provoking.

Ron Cooper has for the past 35 years lived in Riseley. He has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal emanating from the study of psychology at Swansea University many decades ago. He has interviewed many individuals who believe themselves to have experienced the paranormal in some way. He also has unique 'insider information' with regard to other experiences.