2013

Looking ahead at 2014

27 December, 2013 // 10 Comments

I feel as though I have gone through a big change this year and it is partly because I read ‘Heretics’ by Will Storr. I wrote a review and my thoughts on the book here, but to summarise – I had been examining my position as a skeptic and as a paranormal researcher prior to reading the book but upon doing so a lot of the soul [...]

Review: PSI Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet

21 December, 2013 // 9 Comments

The TED Controversy took place between March and April 2013 when videos of talks delivered by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock at a TEDx event in London were removed by TED after complaints that the event was giving pseudoscience a platform. When Amazon recommended Craig Weiler’s  ‘PSI Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the [...]

The CUSP

20 December, 2013 // 0 Comments

There is an interview with me on Episode 32 of The CUSP (The completely Unnecessary Skeptical Podcast).  You can listen by clicking here (excuse the sore throat, I’m currently battling a throat and ear infection. Boo!)  For those visiting my site for the first time after hearing me on the show, welcome! Here are some links that might [...]

The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2013

20 December, 2013 // 0 Comments

This year was lacking in ghost stories that took me into the field to investigate and I’m hoping that 2014 will remedy that with ghouls to chase and phantoms to fight. While I wait for that to happen I thought I’d cast my eye back at 2013 and list what I think were the 5 Worst Ghosts of 2013. I should point out that although [...]

Whistable… not so haunted.

17 December, 2013 // 1 Comment

Turns out that Whitstable might not be so haunted after all (who knew) and that all the recent ghost related news stories coming out of there were for a Channel 4 television show called ‘The Happenings’. I just saw the advert for it on television and they used the High Quality version of the floating teabag box CCTV ghost footage [...]

Review: Stop Worrying! There probably is an afterlife

16 December, 2013 // 9 Comments

It has been a long time since a book about ghosts made me feel the excitement I used to feel in my gut when researching the ghost sightings I would go on to investigate with my ghost research team, but Stop Worrying! There probably is an afterlife by Greg Taylor was a joy to read and, at times, made me feel excited about ghosts again. The last [...]

Mummy, is Santa really real?

12 December, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Wiltshire based vicar has landed himself in a spot of bother after telling children at a Chippenham school the story of Saint Nicholas which is the origin for the modern figure of Santa Claus. Apparently children went home in tears as Christmas was ruined for them. The Guardian reported that ‘Linzi Merritt, whose son Levi, nine, attends [...]
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