Lembit Öpik Said What About ESP?!

1 March, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the subjects on the latest episode (S8 E8) of The Big Questions was ‘Are we right to dismiss astrology?’ The discussion was prompted after an interview with Conservative MP David Tredinnick (who sits on the Commons Health Committee) was published in the Astrological Journal quoting him as saying “I do foresee that one [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8.5

28 February, 2015 // 1 Comment

It seems that I was a bit premature when I published the Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8 yesterday and there are a few stories that came to my attention after I had published the bulletin. With this in mind I am going to start publishing the WGB on a Sunday in an attempt to avoid this. For now though, here is #8.5 HAS A GHOST BEEN CAUGHT ON FILM AT [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8

28 February, 2015 // 1 Comment

Update: Extra stories have been added this week in the form of Weakly Ghost Bulletin #8.5! GHOST CAPTURED ON CAMERA WALKING THROUGH AUSTRALIAN WOODS This one confused me for a little bit because I couldn’t tell if it was someone walking down the path in an attempt to look ghostly or if it was the usual suspect – an insect or piece of [...]

Just A Believer Deep Down*

24 February, 2015 // 4 Comments

A popular reaction to the piece I wrote regarding comments made by Amy Bruni has been to assume that I believe in psychics and that I was writing from that perspective. Some even went as far as suggesting that “deep down” I was a believer even if I claim otherwise. The truth is that I don’t believe in psychics, or the ghosts [...]

Britain’s Slenderman: The Evolution Of Ghosts And Monsters

21 February, 2015 // 1 Comment

The character, Slenderman, was created in 2009 in a story posted to the website Something Awful by Eric Knudsen. In January of this year it was claimed by several newspapers that Slenderman had been seen by several people in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, England. Lee Brickley, who prompted the stories by approaching the media in the first [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #7

21 February, 2015 // 3 Comments

GHOST CHILD SPOTTED IN ABANDONED ORPHANAGE ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW The Metro reports that the above photo ‘which came to light on yesterday Friday 13th [a/n: spooooky], is believed to show a child weeping inside the Victorian red-brick building.’ For those struggling to locate the ghost, look at the bottom left corner of the bottom [...]

Amy Bruni Has A Point…

17 February, 2015 // 28 Comments

I used to identify as part of “the skeptic movement” but after a lot of consideration I stopped doing so after being unable to agree with the actions many took in the name of “skepticism” which, for me, has always been more of a methodology than anything else. I wrote about this a while ago here. Recently, Amy Bruni- who [...]

Thoughts On The “Religion Flies Planes Into Buildings” Bullshit

14 February, 2015 // 1 Comment

Terrorism, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is ‘the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation’. According to the GTI, in 2014 alone 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks which is 61% [...]
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