In ‘The Time Machine’, H G Wells’ narrator says, “a queer notion of Grant Allen’s* came into my head, and amused me. If each generation die and leave ghosts, he argued, the world at last will get overcrowded with them. On that theory they would have grown innumerable some Eight Hundred Thousand Years hence, and it was no great wonder to see four at once.”

The same applies to UFOs and mobile phones. In the past 43 years since the first UFOs were sighted, there has been an explosion in photography. Now, in the West, practically everyone carries around a powerful, high quality digital camera, ready to hand in the form of a smartphone. And yet the number of photographs of UFOs has declined considerably, and the ones that we see are just as blurry as back in the the 1950s. And what of the ‘unknown animals’; Mokele Mbembi, the Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman? Hardly any new photographs, and what there are, are just as poor in quality as the hundred year old ones.

Needless to say, spirit photography has fared no better. Where are the new, sharp, clear photographs of ghosts or seance room materialisations? Where are the fairies, the gnomes, the pixies?

The implication is that there is nothing in it, nor was there ever.


*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grant Allen
Portrait of Grant Allen.jpg

Portrait of Grant Allen, by Elliott & Fry
Born Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen
24 February 1848
KingstonCanada West
Died 25 October 1899 (aged 51)
Occupation Writer
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Oxford
Notable works The Woman Who Did
The Evolution of the Idea of God
The British Barbarians
Children Jerrard Grant Allen

Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 – October 25, 1899) was a Canadian science writer and novelist, and a proponent of the theory of evolution.[1]


About Zoe Nightingale

I am a writer of short stories, novels, poetry and non fiction.
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