What do Celine Dion, hots dogs and ghosts have in common?

28 June, 2014 // 2 Comments

There’s a video that has been showing up on my Facebook news feed recently as more and more people share it that I wanted to share here. It’s a clip from a comedy set by British comedian Peter Kay. He plays a selection of songs that he has been mistaking the lyrics for, for years. It’s pretty funny: It’s a great example of [...]

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 [...]

Update: The Alcatraz ghost photo

19 June, 2014 // 5 Comments

After my recent post about the ghost photo currently making the headlines after someone taking a tour of Alcatraz suggested they’d caught the apparition of a woman in a window, Bob Dezon, he who taught me how to ghost, has discovered additional photos online that bust open the idea that the ghost photo currently doing the rounds is [...]

The Alcatraz Ghost Photo

18 June, 2014 // 3 Comments

View an Update on this here. There is no shortage when it comes to news coverage of pretty rubbish ghost photos, but every now and then a photo comes along that makes you pause. The photo making headlines at the moment, taken by tourists on a tour of Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary was a photo that made me pause when I first saw it while [...]

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 [...]

Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

8 June, 2014 // 12 Comments

Canadian scientists have proven that Ouija boards have mysterious properties, according to Take a Break’s Fate and Fortune magazine of July 2014. In their “Spooky Science” section they reported that ‘Scientists investigating Ouija Boards have come up with some fascinating findings. Researchers at the University of British [...]

Slenderman: Myths, Murder and Humanity

5 June, 2014 // 0 Comments

In her book The Biology of Violence, Neuroscientist Debra Niehof, after twenty years of studying whether genes or the environment make people violent, explains that both biological and environmental factors are influences and that particular types of stimulation – such as films, News coverage, or other sorts of media, are not going to [...]

So, Most Haunted is coming back…

4 June, 2014 // 3 Comments

Lots of people have been asking me what I think about both Most Haunted making a return, and many cast members leaving the Ghost Hunters (TAPS) team. To cut a long answer short: To elaborate, these shows have nothing to do with paranormal research. I’ve written about why in more detail before, but ultimately these shows are created to appeal [...]
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