Musings

The Press Are Playing Ugly Games In Which The Vulnerable Are The Losers

3 July, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve researched and investigated paranormal phenomena for a decade or so now and so the terrible treatment that the most vulnerable people who claim to be paranormal eye-witnesses receive comes as no surprise to me anymore. Yet I still feel an anger bubbling when I read atrocious pieces like the one written by The Daily Record. It [...]

The Ghost Geek Video Series

28 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

Today is the day on which the Indiegogo campaign I launched months ago to help fund the production of a video series comes to an end. I originally intended to raise £600 but through the generosity of contributors I managed to raise £800 (or £900 if you include in-real-life donations) which will completely fund: – The camera I will use [...]

Humanists In “Some People Are Women” Shocker

21 June, 2015 // 9 Comments

Today is World Humanist Day, a celebration of humanist values that has been celebrated on June 21st since the 1980s. I’ve identified as a humanist since my late teens when I first discovered atheism and humanism and in more recent years I have become a member of the British Humanist Association (I literally renewed my membership yesterday.) [...]

Humanist Ghost Busting: A Clarification

11 June, 2015 // 1 Comment

A short while ago I wrote how I am a Humanist ghost buster and this confused a few people who seemed to think that I was mistaking humanism with humanitarianism. While I understand that suggestion I can assure you that I am not mistaken when I talk about my discovery of humanism shaping the way in which I conduct my paranormal research. A [...]

Yvette Fielding, We Need To Talk About Your Ghost Problem.

6 June, 2015 // 20 Comments

Dear Yvette Fielding, There was a time when I would be glued to the television set when Most Haunted was on the screen because I thought it was a factual programme because you ensured us that nothing was staged on so many occasions. I still have my DVD collection somewhere in the house which I used to love. In 2005 I created my own paranormal [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #14

31 May, 2015 // 1 Comment

This week on in the Weakly Ghost Bulletin I will be using The Hermione Granger Scale of Interesting to rate the stories I cover. You’re welcome. Is This Video Shot At SS Great Britain Proof Ghosts Exist? No. It is not. Firstly, the video is from 2009 and is being reported in 2015 so we can’t rely on the information being reported. [...]

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Which Human Rights Matter Most?

25 May, 2015 // 2 Comments

Last week Ireland overwhelmingly voted in favour of a change to their constitution that will allow same-sex couples the same marriage rights as others. They were the first country to do this by vote which is both odd but also encouraging. Go, Ireland! Victories like this one should be celebrated and cherished even though gaining the right to marry [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #13

24 May, 2015 // 2 Comments

Strange Orb Visits Space Walk of Fame Museum Mysterious Universe reports that ‘security camera footage twice showed a mysterious orb’ in the Museum based in Florida. Aptly named Museum president Charlie Mars says that ‘there are many items in here that were brought in by people who are no longer with us. They could be coming [...]

Ghost Hunters vs. Paranormal Investigators

17 May, 2015 // 4 Comments

Confirmation bias, according to its Wikipedia entry, is ‘the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses’ and we’re all prone to this bias even when we think we’re not. In fact I think it’s fair to say that we’re really good at thinking [...]

A Humanist Ghost Buster

13 May, 2015 // 2 Comments

I stopped believing in ghosts in 2007 and for the first few months I decided that the best use of my time was to explain to others how the things they thought were true were wrong. It bordered on me being almost offended that people could believe such silly things until I realised that I had believed in those things too and it had been really [...]
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