Hunting the Haunted: Ghosts, Ghouls and Geists of South Africa

Hunting the Haunted: Ghosts, Ghouls and Geists of South Africa

In Quantum Physics, the First Law of Thermodynamics - The Law of Conservation - states says that: “Energy is never created, energy is never destroyed, energy can only ever be transferred or transformed”. This may explain why so many different types of ghosts can exist.  Paranormalist, Mark Rose-Christie explains the phenomena of paranormal manifestations, commonly known as ghosts.

Replay or Residual Ghosts

The term Replay Ghosts was coined when a member of the Society of Antiquaries in London, Dr RCC Clay, was travelling across the countryside in Dorset in England. In the distance he saw a horse and rider, but it looked odd to him, because the horse had no bridal or stirrup, and the rider was wearing a long cloak – reminiscent of another time period. As Dr Clay approached, he could see that the rider was waving a weapon in the air, as if he was in battle. In Dr Clay’s mind, it looked like he was watching a movie from the deep, deep past. However, just as he got closer, the horse and rider vanished at a mound of earth, which turned out to be a burial barrow.  Not long after, he realized the weapon originated from the Bronze Age and ever since, every good ghost book talks about this ‘The Bronze Age Horseman’.

The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane, painting by John Quidor (1858). (Public Domain)

The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane, painting by John Quidor (1858). (Public Domain)


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