Skepticism

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 [...]

The Robots That Made A Ghost

8 November, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some fascinating research has been published that provides some insight into why people can experience a feeling of presence (FoP). New Scientist reports ‘the feeling of someone near you when there’s no one there … could be down to your brain trying to make sense of conflicting information. For the first time, the brain regions [...]

Review: An Honest Liar

2 November, 2014 // 1 Comment

The 2014 documentary An Honest Liar cleverly intertwines the personal story of James Randi with the public adventures and achievements of James “The Amazing” Randi in a way that is simple-yet-brutal with the message it delivers; Randi is a man who has achieved truly great feats in his lifetime, but he is a human and has his own flaws. [...]

Do 34% Of Brits Believe In Ghosts?

1 November, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Sun newspaper recently commissioned a poll from YouGov to see what percentage of the population believed in paranormal things, such as haunted houses, ghosts, and the ability to communicate with the spirits of the dead. They found that ‘one in four British people (39%) believe that a house can be haunted by some kind of supernatural [...]

Don Philips Plays The Science Game. Loses.

28 October, 2014 // 12 Comments

According to Mike Lockley of the Birmingham Mail, paranormal researcher Don Philips ‘has allowed scientists to pore over his unique talents and emerged with reputation untarnished.’ When I read this I had to do a double take – readers of my blog may be familiar with the issues I have with Don Philips and his research methods, so [...]

Don’t Be Afraid Of Ouija Boards

26 October, 2014 // 2 Comments

Can Ouija Boards summon demons? No. Are Ouija Boards dangerous? Nope. Can Ouija Board possess you? No, they cannot. The only threat a Ouija Board poses to your health and safety is if someone throws it at your head, sometimes the square boards have sharp corners that could take an eye out if you’re not careful and some people use Ouija [...]
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