The Problem With Militant Debunkers

22 November, 2015 // 10 Comments

Militant Debunkers. They’re different from good skeptics because I say so and you can take my word on this because my opinions are right. I’m kidding of course, but this is the reasoning I see again and again from people who support or believe in certain paranormal ideas and claims, and it’s ridiculous. It’s an easy way to [...]

That’s Miss Spoilsport To You! In Defence of Rational Inquiry Into Paranormal Claims

26 October, 2015 // 7 Comments

Quite often when I am being questioned about my involvement in ghost research people get really hung up on the fact that I stopped believing in ghosts. They sometimes really struggle to get their head around the idea that someone who actively hunted for evidence of ghosts, had weird experiences while doing so, believed in ghosts and psychics and [...]

How To Prove A Skeptic Wrong

7 October, 2015 // 3 Comments

I am a skeptic and, believe it or not, underneath these scales that I wear as a skin I am a human being and human beings are typically silly creatures. We’ve got these things called confirmation biases and our brains confuse us into seeing meaning where there is none and as a result we make decisions and claims that are irrational or [...]

The Jersey Devil and the Big Problem with Paranormal Authors

19 September, 2015 // 4 Comments

Let’s start with North America’s Pine Barrens and its most infamous son—the Jersey Devil. This hybrid monster was supposedly an unwanted 13th child, cast to Satan by its witch mother and lurking amidst the trees ever since. Over the summer, I began researching this story to assess whether I would want to include it in a new book. It’s a [...]

A Recent Investigation Into British Psychics Revealed Something Shocking

31 July, 2015 // 7 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 [...]
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