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MAG REVIEW: FTN reviews Haunted Digital Magazine # 5

April 15th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Haunted Digital Magazine is out now and is a must have for all fans of the paranormal. Officially endorsed by TV’s Most Haunted (which is on its way back to our screens) it takes a fun look at the paranormal and is full of interesting facts and stories which will keep you intrigued from cover to cover.

With 158 jam packed pages, I will go through some of the highlights in this issue.

Many of you have been to or lived in a house that gave you that uneasy feeling. A place where you may have experienced unexplained noises, smells and sounds. You wonder to yourself, was that noise a creaky floor board or something else? In the first section of the magazine a list of signs are given which will inform you whether or not your house is haunted. It supplies a very informative list of phenomenon that may be signs of paranormal activity.

Being from Ireland myself I found it very interesting to read Simon Healy’s (a new Most Haunted team member) account of Charleville Castle in Tullamore which featured in his favourite episode of Most Haunted. The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl called Harriet and is a very active location. This section also gives readers the opportunity to contribute their favourite episodes of the show.

There is a fantastic feature called ‘Ask Yvette’ that gives readers the opportunity to send questions to Yvette Fielding of Most Haunted. I loved this section as many people sent in questions regarding some of the nasty rumours that surrounded Most Haunted and she gives very honest and frank answers to these questions.

In the section ‘The Camera Never Lies’ they look at some pictures which are said to have ghostly figures appear in them. This includes one of the most famous pictures of them all ‘The Brown Lady’ among many other amazing photos. I was truly intrigued by a photo published by RAF officer Victor Goddard in 1975 of his squadron. In the back row of the photo stands air mechanic Freddy Jackson (below). Sounds normal enough right? Wrong!! On the day this photo was taken Freddy was been buried as he had died in an airplane accident. Freaky or what?

Every issue of the magazine has great interviews and in this issue I thoroughly enjoyed their interview with Demonologist Fred Batt who has also appeared on Most Haunted. He talks about working with Richard Briers on Doctor Who and how he became a demonologist. I won’t give away too much and let you enjoy the interview for yourself. Each issue also contains Wickedpedia which takes a look at the life of various individuals and this issue it is horror novelist James Herbert.

Karl Beattie’s section ‘Crime and Execution’ tells dark tales of horrendous crimes. The two stories in this section were quite shocking and I look forward to more of these tales from Karl in future issues.

People hear the word ‘Witchcraft’ and automatically assume it involves devil worshipping and animal sacrifice. In Fred Batt’s article ‘Beginners Guide to Witchcraft’ it answers those questions you may have about the Wiccan religion which is not what most people think. In Karl’s Korner, Karl Beattie tells us what he really thinks of ‘Mediums’ which once again gives the reader more insight into some of the problems the TV show faced. The magazine is not just about ghosts, there is a great article about a UFO sighting in Russia which is known as Russia’s Roswell.

I have just given you a snap shot of what lies in the pages of this superb magazine. I had read issue four which I thought was fantastic and reading issue five has just shown me that this magazine gets better with each issue. As I said it is a must have for all paranormal enthusiasts and is available at

I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.