Friday, 8 March 2013

The Stone Tape Theory

The "Stone Tape" theory originates from a television play of the same name by the iconic sci-fi writer Nigel Kneale (of Quatermass and the Pit fame). Combining science fiction with the ghost story genre, in the 1972 BBC Christmas special a group of scientists investigate a supposed haunting in the hope of discovering a brand new recording medium. Their theory is that somehow limestone (and perhaps other materials) can retain moments of the past. That perhaps human memories or experiences (particularly ones involving intense emotions like the last moments before death) can be someway psychically recorded in the stonework of buildings. The idea, of course, being that later someone psychic or sensitive enough could act as a kind of psychic video player. Hence the title of the Kneale's original play "The Stone Tape."
As a credit to Nigel Kneale's genius as a writer, despite making its début in a fictional setting, his idea proved very popular with many of the more scientifically inclined paranormal researchers. Finally offering them a real, and perhaps almost equally engaging, alternative to the standard "life after death" explanation of the traditionalists. What's more, if true, the "Stone Tape" theory might also go some way to explaining some of the problems and inconsistencies often associated with paranormal encounters. 

from "Para News" by Richard Thomas

Book Description

11 Oct 2012
A gripping account of the very latest developments in the esoteric worlds of conspiracy theories, Ufology, paranormal investigations and the bizarre. Most people will have heard of UFOs, ghosts and yetis, but what about the wilder shores of the paranormal, the conspiracy theorists and down right bizarre? In this book, one of the world's leading and most prolific paranormal bloggers takes readers on a voyage of discovery like no other ever written. The key players are interviewed, explaining their views on the JFK assassination, the shadowy and sinister Illuminati, the influential Bilderberg Group, allegations of an incipient New World Order, cover ups and how hidden messages can be found in Hollywood movies such as Blade Runner and TV shows including the X-Files. Dean Haglund, Richard Dolan, Steve Watson, Richard Holland, Nick Pope, Timucin Leflef, Bryce Zabel, Christopher Knowles and Nick Redfern are all here. The book takes a critical look at timeslips, ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, mind control, aliens, disinformation, black-ops, the Bermuda Triangle and a host of other paranormal phenomena. Social Media * Dedicated FaceBook page for this book refreshed daily during launch month, thereafter weekly for one year. All FB fans of Bretwalda will be alerted to publication. * Will feature on publishers Blog and Twitter accounts Marketing Highlights * Viral video to be released in October 2012 * Author is regular contributor to several leading paranormal and esoteric blogs and will be trailing the publication frequently

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