Musings

3 Weird Things That Happened To Me (& Why I Still Don’t Believe In Ghosts)

11 July, 2014 // 9 Comments

Every time I speak at a conference or similar event there is a Q&A session directly after my talk and, more often than not, someone will ask me “Have you ever experienced something weird that you cannot explain?” Yes, is the response. I’ve seen some pretty weird shit over the years. Reactions to this answer are usually one [...]

Ghost Hunt Gadgets That Insult Your Intelligence

6 July, 2014 // 49 Comments

Owning a collection of gadgets that you claim detect ghosts in one way or another is a staple part of belonging to a ghost hunting team. By explaining to the layman just how Electromagnetic fields can cause a minority of people to experience sensations of being watched while you wave around a plastic box that has coloured bulbs that light up [...]

GSOW: ‘we have a private forum & we’re fine with that’

29 June, 2014 // 2 Comments

‘Nothing shady goes on in our secret forum, honest. You’ll have to take my word for it though, ‘cos it’s private. We’d let you join, but we can’t. Not even our friends get to join.’ The above is my personal summary of a rebuttal written by the team leader of the Dutch language group of the Guerrilla [...]

My journey into non-belief

22 June, 2014 // 9 Comments

I recently wrote on my social media accounts that I no longer identified with the skeptic movement and followed this up with a blog post explaining what I meant. A small group of people from the skeptic movement claimed I was merely seeking attention and I took the blog post down because I didn’t want to be forced into a dialogue [...]

Interesting Thingies

20 June, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here are some interesting things I have been reading this week that I wanted to share: 58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do Business Insider have a great piece on Cognitive Biases that makes you realise that flawed thinking is just a human trait, and not something only idiots do. How To Make A  Paranormal Event Seem Believable [...]

My “Unlucky” Birthday

13 June, 2014 // 1 Comment

Friday 13th has always been considered unlucky by some. Today (Friday 13th 2014) happens to be my 27th Birthday (yay!) so I thought I’d celebrate the unluckiness of today by breaking as many superstitions as possible as quickly as possible! With the help of my friend Dan I took to the stage and did the following in 8 seconds: – [...]

Don Philips: the desperate ghost hunter

11 June, 2014 // 12 Comments

“Even if it’s really quiet, my ears are quite tuned to hearing these guys. We’re actually communicating with them on a device that’s not actually made for communicating with spirits – it’s a digital recorder. The frequency is not perfect but they’re obviously somewhere in that range.” Don Philips is [...]
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