The ASSAP Training Day at Margam Castle on Saturday 19th November 2005 was a complete success all round.
Dylan Jones won the prestigious Michael Bentine Memorial Shield for his Investigation into Llancaiach
|Dylan Jones is a member of ASSAP
Welcome to the homepage of what was formally Paranormal Research Wales, the website of Dylan Jones.
Paranormal Research Wales was
based in Wales and investigated reports of apparitions, hauntings and other spontaneous paranormal phenomena. Holding
no corporate views and encouraging open and constructive debate regarding the subjects nature and reality, I have concluded
that the investigative work in this field should draw to a close. Over the last 23 years I have developed an opinion that
there is little evidence to support paranormal phenomena as something other than misinterpretation, mistake, a result
of psychological influence or simply normal causes.
Indeed, thanks to a whole host of media
programmes related to the subject, I have concluded that the field is now tainted and holds little credability. These
programmes, and I am sure you can guess which ones I am referring to, have dealt incredible harm to the field and to
the serious researchers who were involved in it. It has now become fashionable to spend nights in haunted houses, chasing
"orbs" and flashing digital cameras in every direction blinding anyone in their path. Businesses have sprung up to
thrive on this - thus driving up costs for the serious researcher. Anyone who takes these programmes seriously
needs to re-assess their own take on reality!
The field now holds little interest
for me. Only one group continues to be empirical and that is ASSAP. I wish them every success, and continue
to be a member.
Having been the
Deputy National Investigation Co-ordinator for ASSAP - The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena - one
of the UK's leading serious and academic research organisations, I acknowledge that there is still work to be done educating
the public. Please contact them via their website at www.assap.org. However, from my perspective, I would still like you to enjoy that Haunted Heritage that Wales has, albeit from an
entertaining rather than realistic experience.
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