Skepticism

A British Slenderman? I Don’t Think So… (updated)

25 January, 2015 // 9 Comments

Update: The Mirror who were first to report on Christine Hamlet’s photo of Slenderman used the wrong photograph. The photo used (that I then used here) was not the photo she claimed showed Slenderman, but was in fact a photo that she thought showed a Black Eyed Kid also said to haunt Cannock’s Chase. That photo can be seen here. Mark [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #3

25 January, 2015 // 1 Comment

At the end of each year I compile a ‘The Worst Ghosts of…’ list and 2014 was no exception. The #1 spot on the 2014 list went to the stupid Black Eyed Kids sightings coming out of Cannock’s Chase at the hands of paranormal author Lee Brickley and at the end of the list for last year I made a prediction, as follows: I predict [...]

The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #1

10 January, 2015 // 2 Comments

I’ve decided to trial a new feature on my blog called The Weakly Ghost Bulletin. It will be a week by week update on any ridiculous and weak ghost stories that have made it into the mainstream news in the past seven days. As this is the first bulletin of 2015 I am going to include the last ten days. Watch Terrifying Ghost Pursue Car This [...]

Thoughts On Experiences Of Skeptic Podcasting

29 December, 2014 // 2 Comments

About six years ago I was asked by a friend if I’d contribute to a podcast he’d had the idea to start. There was a real lack of British skeptical podcasts at that time – especially those that focussed on weird news stories. We were both paranormal researchers who had come to the dark side (skepticism). I said yes, we recorded an [...]

The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014

20 December, 2014 // 2 Comments

Since 2010 I have been writing an end-of-year summary of the five ghost stories that made me grumpy or angry because of their rubbish nature and 2014 is in no way different. Technically there are still eleven days left in the year at the time of writing this but I think (read ‘hope‘) it’s safe to assume that Christmas and New [...]

The “Explain That” Game

29 November, 2014 // 1 Comment

Earlier this month I found myself in the unfortunate position of having no choice but to suffer as a radio presenter fired ghost anecdote after ghost anecdote at me. He’d collected them from his listeners and then demanded that I solve them right there on the other end of the telephone while live in air with no prior warning. It was unfair, [...]

Ghosts Attracted To Flooded Surrey: Water Load Of Nonsense

9 November, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ross Hodgson offers his paranormal investigation services for free to those who live in the Surrey area. He told Get Surrey: “People contact us through the website if they think something paranormal is going on. They call us in and we get evidence for them.” Apparently, Hodgson and his team have recently been getting calls from the Egham [...]
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