- Aug. 18, 2011 - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K. --
Creative Director of the Falstaff Experience Janet Ford is launching 'The Primary Source Campaign- The Validation of Spiritual Evidence in History. The Falstaff Experience located in the heart of Stratford upon Avon is described by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary at the 'most haunted building in England'. The museum is well known in the paranormal world and holds ghost hunts and seances most weekend. Janet Ford believes that these events could be ideal places for new ground breaking historical research to take place. By communicating with the dead, psychics are able to get first hand eye witness accounts of history. In historical terms this would be a primary source. Millions are spent on oral history projects and yet there are many people who may have passed on but are more than willing to share details of their lifetime with us. For this evidence to count it is of course necessary to believe in the existence of ghosts, spirits and the reliability of mediums and psychics. If someone does then it is the most reliable source possible. Of course doubters will claim that the source is not genuine, but many primary sources can be disputed in such ways. Janet Ford and the Falstaff Experience will be campaigning online and in the streets before presenting a petition to the Royal Historical Society. For details on how to sign the petition visit www.falstaffexperience.co.uk and follow on Twitter @falstaffstudors #PrimarySource.
Creative Director Janet Ford said: "I love history, but I am also aware of how history is written by the winners. Accuracy must be every historians goal and to achieve this they require reliable sources. For example the accepted history of Richard III is Shakespeare's depraved hunchback, although we are now coming to believe that this inaccurate. It is hardly surprising though as Shakespeare of writing for Henry VII's granddaughter Elizabeth I. Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. If we can get the Royal Historical Society to validate spiritual evidence, the possibilities could be endless. We would be able to ask Richard III's servants the truth about their master. The are many people who take an active interest in the paranormal and I urge them all to join our campaign.
For more information contact
Events and Engagement Manager
The Falstaff Experience
Stratford upon Avon
01789 298 070