Skepticism

A Recent Investigation Into British Psychics Revealed Something Shocking

31 July, 2015 // 3 Comments

Volunteers from the Merseyside Skeptics Society (MSS) recently worked with the Good Thinking Society (GTS) with their investigation into psychics. The volunteers visited different “psychics” and filmed their readings and the results are, quite frankly, appalling. The first investigation involved a GTS volunteer visiting a psychic in [...]

Skepkon Presentation: A Skeptics Guide to Ghost Hunting

26 July, 2015 // 4 Comments

Earlier this year I travelled to Frankfurt to deliver my talk ‘A Skeptics Guide To Ghost Hunting’ at Skepkon which took place at Goethe University Frankfurt (an amazing place). The talk was filmed and the is now available to view online. There were some technical glitches as a cable that connected the laptop to the projector [...]

Selina Scott’s Haunted Kitchen: What The Skeptic Thinks

26 July, 2015 // 4 Comments

Selina Scott interviewed me for the One to One show on BBC Radio 4 about ghosts and ever since it was broadcast earlier this week many people have asked me what I think scared the dogs in her kitchen and I’ve decided to tell you what I think. For those who’ve no idea what I’m talking about, Selina Scott believes that her [...]

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 [...]

Being The Token Skeptic: My Experience On BBC Radio West Midlands

1 May, 2015 // 0 Comments

I got a phone call this morning from BBC Radio West Midlands asking if I would go on their show to discuss the sense of presence research that has recently made the headlines again. I agreed because there were a few interesting points I was hoping to make about the research. Firstly, the researchers are not suggesting that their findings can [...]

I Am A QEDcon Fan, Here’s Why

27 April, 2015 // 17 Comments

I feel as though QEDcon and the organisation team behind it does not get enough credit. Sure, they won an award last year for their brilliance, sure there are thousands of adoring tweets and Facebook messages telling them how amazing they and their events are, sure they sell every ticket and pack out the large venue in Manchester, sure over 500 [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #10

19 April, 2015 // 0 Comments

Can you spot the ghost at the Galleries of Justice Museum? Frankly? No. I can see what looks like a squished up face but years of watching Ghost Webcams as a teenager tells me that this is the pixellation of the photo causing an illusion. This is called the Pareidolia effect. I really like the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham. I visited [...]
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