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PostPosted: 12-08-2011 20:10    Post subject: Anyone remember the story about an old computer ghost? Reply with quote

I seem to remember reading somewhere years ago about a computer - probably a BBC Micro or Vic20 type thing (it was LONG before the internet) that had apparently started getting messages from a ghost or a person from the future or something.
Sorry to be vague, I can't really remember it all, which is why I'm asking Laughing
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PostPosted: 12-08-2011 20:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a link, will have to look for more.

http://paranormal.about.com/cs/trueghoststories/a/aa050503.htm
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PostPosted: 12-08-2011 20:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha, I'm sure I tried to find info on this before and found nothing, yet here I post a message and find it all straight after.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vertical-Plane-Ken-Webster/dp/0586204768/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313180207&sr=8-1
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PostPosted: 12-08-2011 20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember this as a two parter on Carol Voredermann's Mysteries. It was a teacher and one of his ex students living together, getting messages from apr 1600's as well as from the future. For what it's worth I think on the programme it was a BBC. I thought it started off quite well but then got a bit OTT.
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PostPosted: 12-08-2011 21:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember it on the TV too.

I seem to recall there was a thread about it too.
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PostPosted: 12-08-2011 23:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOh strange, I was just thinking about this book earlier this evening Shocked

I read it about 15 years ago having borrowed it from the library, quite an interesting story.
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PostPosted: 13-08-2011 16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating story, but a very boring book unfortunately. We do have a thread on it, but good luck finding it!
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PostPosted: 13-08-2011 21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tried a google video search for the series, unfortunately the google suggestions don't seem to involve many mysteries:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/BlackRiverFalls/Vorderbum.jpg

Surprised
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PostPosted: 13-08-2011 22:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, it's official.
Carol Vorderman is the hottest mathematician on the planet. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 13-08-2011 23:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know, did you see Marcus du Sautoy in the swimsuit section of the Simonyi Chair selection process?
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PostPosted: 14-08-2011 10:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was one of my favourite "Ghost" stories when I first heard of it. I think it was actually "Strange but True" the old Michael Aspel show which featured it but I could be wrong. The "Fortean Times" magazine ran an article a few years ago which had a interview with Ken Webster and he was sticking to his guns with regard to the story and upset at the way in which the tv show had portrayed him. The book by him "The Vertical" plane is out of print and quite hard to find (and expensive to buy) so I,ve not read it.
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PostPosted: 14-08-2011 10:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

rushfan62 wrote:
This was one of my favourite "Ghost" stories when I first heard of it. I think it was actually "Strange but True" the old Michael Aspel show which featured it but I could be wrong. The "Fortean Times" magazine ran an article a few years ago which had a interview with Ken Webster and he was sticking to his guns with regard to the story and upset at the way in which the tv show had portrayed him. The book by him "The Vertical" plane is out of print and quite hard to find (and expensive to buy) so I,ve not read it.


Yes, I think it was introduced by Michael Aspel.
I remember watching it and being quite entertained by the whole idea.
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PostPosted: 14-08-2011 12:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

The series was called "out of this world", and was aired in 1996, it was presented by carol vorderman and chris choi. It was renamed "mysteries" in 1997 when it was just presented by carol herself.

It happened in doddleston, cheshire.
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PostPosted: 14-08-2011 12:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few threads dealing with the subject - try these:-

Time-travelling/ghost computer messages
Spirits communicating by computer
Ghosts and Computers?
Help- Cottage in time???
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PostPosted: 14-08-2011 16:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember it from Aspel's SBT. I have a couple of books from that series but sadly not here so can't check them Sad
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