About Fiona

About Fiona Broome

It seems bizarre that I have over 40 years experience with ghost research, but there it is. Eerie places and weird phenomena have been a lifelong fascination.

During those years, I’ve also written over a million words for magazines, books, and websites, talking about ghost hunting, haunted places, and unexplained phenomena.

You may have heard me on radio shows (such as “George Noory’s Coast-to-Coast”) and many, many podcasts.

I’ve also appeared on TV a few times, mostly local, but once on the History Channel.  I’ve also scouted locations for TV producers, researched the histories of those sites, and so on.

In general, I enjoy working with TV and movie producers… just not in front of the camera. (I like my privacy.)

I also delight in writing chapters, forewords, cover blurbs, and so on, for authors and my favorite publishing houses. Books have always been a passion.

You’ll also see me mentioned in many paranormal-related books, both fiction and nonfiction.

For example, Zak Bagans referenced me in his Ghost Hunting for Dummies book, as did Sean Platt and David W. Wright, in their book, Dark Crossings – Volume 3.

And I’ve been featured in publications such as The Hollywood Reporter, The Paris Review, The Independent, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, artnet News, The Jerusalem Post, Good Housekeeping (really), Readers Digest, and dozens more.

For most projects, I can work remotely. Really.

I (flippantly) describe myself as a “blip analyst.”

I look for odd things, not just ghosts, though the latter are my specialty.

I study what connects eerie locations, to better understand the phenomena, what causes it, and where to find similar anomalies for further research.

If you need a ghost story or phenomenon debunked, I’m skeptical enough to scrutinize the evidence carefully. I know many (but probably not all) ways to fake a haunting.

But, if you’re looking for support for a ghost story or anomaly, I’m enough of a believer to look for – and often find – the kind of evidence you seek. I’m a skilled historical researcher and genealogist. (Keep in mind: There’s no absolute, 100% reliable proof that ghosts exist.)

I want every cool ghost story to be true, but – in real life – I fact-check the tales and follow the evidence wherever it takes me.

Want to know more?

As someone who values privacy, I avoid sharing my personal details.

Maybe these insights will help: I love visiting Disneyland and Disney World (but not scary attractions or roller coasters), I work at home (which makes it convenient to bake chocolate chip cookies), and I still follow my mother’s advice to look at the sky every day (to see how it changes). My husband and children think my best meal is chicken taco pie.

My hobbies include reading light fiction (clean Regency romances), hiking, and art journaling. Charities I support include Save the Children and the Nature Conservancy.

How to reach me

Most weekdays, I see any comments left at the Facebook Fiona Broome page. As an alternative, leave a comment here . (All comments are manually approved, so if it’s clearly a private message, I’ll be the only one to see it.)

Currently, I’m updating my websites and several past books. I’m researching and writing new books, too. (However, I’ve concluded my Mandela Effect research, at least for now. If you want to report a fresh, alternate memory, other websites and forums may welcome your insights.)

As time permits, I’m happy to work with producers and editors, for projects related to ghosts and haunted places. Also, when my schedule isn’t overloaded, I may be able to provide articles (and blurbs) for fellow writers. Go ahead and ask.

However – for now – I do not give interviews for most radio shows and podcasts. And, in general, I do not appear in front of the camera for any reason.

10 thoughts on “About Fiona”

  1. Hi there!
    I was doing some research on the Mandela effect for a podcast I’m doing with my friend when I came across your name. I wanted to ask if you think that there’s any correlation between the Mandela effect and so-called glitches in the matrix.
    They seem very connected, and I know that many people think so too. So I was just wondering if you have any thoughts that I could share on my podcast!
    PS: it’s called Weird Things and Wine if you’d like to check it out 🙂

    1. Hi, Natasha, and I absolutely love that observation. That’s the kind of topic we used to discuss, in the early days of the Mandela Effect. Sure, it’s speculation, but it’s fun speculation. In my opinion, if the “it’s a holodeck” theory is correct, there’s no reason why it wouldn’t glitch now and then. (My advice? When something minor seems amiss, and no one is around to hear how zany this sounds, speak aloud to the controller/computer. Tell them the program is glitching, and you’d like it fixed. And then wait a few minutes before checking to see what – if anything – changes as a result of your request. 😉 )

  2. Hi Miss Fiona,
    Currently I write my dissertation and I chose the Mandela effect as my main topic. I wanted to write how the effect was named and I read that you named it like that in 2010. However, Nelson Mandela died in 2013 and then this phenomenon was recognised by many people. So, I do not understand how you decided to name this phenomenon “Mandela effect” in 2010. Could you please explain that to me?

    1. Ioanna, I’m not sure why events in this timeline are relevant to the name. The phenomenon was recognized back in 2009, and that’s when the phrase was used in a conversation at Dragon Con. I’m not sure I named it. I think either Shadowe or my husband did, and it was most likely Shadowe.

      The fact that the phenomenon was more recognized after 2013 relates to the Diffusion of Innovation Curve. That’s all.

      Sincerely, Fiona

  3. I would rather paste a slip reading ‘sim controller’ and wink at it when a glitch occurs.And i’ve a new gmail address.

  4. Hello my name is Cody and I was approached by a client in regards to visitations he has been experiencing. He was approached in a vision by a being claiming to be some form of Elvian king. The king seems to come from a kingdom on a cliff located near an ocean or large body of water of some sort. There are also four separate bell rings that rang before he was contacted. The bells are supposed to represent the rule of the kingdom in four directions. He was told by this king that he must remember the name of the king’s daughter to somehow protect her. He said that this was of utmost importance and to watch out for these other beings that he referred to as the monguls. He later saw the monguls and described them to me. His description of the monguls are that they are about 1 -2 ft tall, hairless, having brown skin, two holes in the face where a nose should be similar to a skull, and sharp teeth. They appear to travel in groups and have the ability to erase memory or cause you to forget in some form. When they are in the group, there is a noticeable light or torch that is present within the group. He has later seen the princess which appears to have on clothing similar to a Greek or Roman robe and pointed ears. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hello, Cody, and what an extraordinary experience! The small stature of the “monguls” is interesting, as that fits several categories of entities from the faerie realm. The bells suggest the “quarters,” which – like the use of a torch (assuming you mean one with fire, rather than what Americans call a flashlight) – date back to primitive times in this realm, but from a very different context. This comment is probably best at my Fairies101.com site, though – with other priorities – that site has been neglected for years, and I need to revisit how it’s managed. Thanks!

  5. Hi Fiona, I just discovered your Mandela Effect site through the “Bedtime Stories” channel on YouTube, I’m surprised to see no mention of “The Thinker” in your list of examples, but for me this is the first thing that comes to mind – is there a particular reason you haven’t included it?

    1. Ian, I don’t usually reply to Mandela Effect comments, here. I’m making an exception to provide a general answer that may dissuade others from asking similar questions:

      There is no way I can keep up with the massive number of credible alternate memories being reported. The list would be massive, and – since the Mandela Effect site was intended as a fun topic (just something I was curious about) – it’s not something I plan to pursue.

      Dace Allen is eager to pick up the Mandela Effect topic where I left off, but I’m not sure he’s going to compile an ongoing list, either. We haven’t had time to talk about this. Not in depth, anyway. (We’re both working on new books, and working with our publisher’s webmaster on our sites, too.)

      Fiona Broome

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