About

hay (1 of 1)I’m Hayley and I’m a paranormal researcher who doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Instead I attempt to find rational causes for the weird things people claim to experience. I do this by using scientific scepticism and rational inquiry.

5 FACTS ABOUT ME:

5 EVENTS I’VE SPOKEN AT:

  • SkepKon 2015
  • AHS National Convention 2015
  • QEDcon 2011, 2012, 2015  (panelist)
  • Skepticamp UK 2014
  • Seriously Strange Conference 2013

See my Lanyrd profile for details of more, and future talks as they’re announced. If you’d like to invite me to speak at an event click here.

5 PLACES I’VE BEEN PUBLISHED:

  • Skeptical Inquirer Magazine
  • Paranormal Magazine
  • Skeptic Magazine
  • Bladud Magazine
  • The Bath Chronicle

I’m terrible at pitching but if you’d like to commission a piece please click here. 

AWARDS I’VE WON:

Best Skeptic Blog, The Ockhams Award 2015 (also shortlisted in 2013, 2014)

  • Interviewed by Selina Scott for BBC Radio 4’s One to One
  • Interviewed on BBC Radio Three Counties (slightly poor quality recording)
  • Interviewed by Andrew Holding of ThinkCon.
  • 2015 Interview for The League of Nerds podcast [LINK]
  • 2012 Interview in The Argus [LINK]

5 THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ME:

‘…the Scully end of the X-Files spectrum’ The Times

“knows what [she’s] talking about.” Dr Steven Novella

“You’re very persuasive…” Selina Scott on BBC Radio 4

“the quintessential definition of a reasoned skeptic” Micah Hanks

‘More skeptics like Hayley, please’ Greg Newkirk