You’re Probably Not The Scientific Ghost Researcher You Think You Are

20 June, 2015 // 16 Comments

Many people involved in paranormal research think that they are scientific when they’re actually using dodgy science instead. This makes them no better than those people who used biased methods of spirit communication, like ouija boards, psychics or dowsing rods even though they probably think quite the opposite. Just over a month ago I [...]

Humanist Ghost Busting: A Clarification

11 June, 2015 // 1 Comment

A short while ago I wrote how I am a Humanist ghost buster and this confused a few people who seemed to think that I was mistaking humanism with humanitarianism. While I understand that suggestion I can assure you that I am not mistaken when I talk about my discovery of humanism shaping the way in which I conduct my paranormal research. A [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #15

7 June, 2015 // 2 Comments

Is this the world’s most haunted town? Toowoomba by name too-woo by nature, am I right?  According to various news sites Toowoomba, Australia is the world’s Most Haunted Town. Evidence has been flooding into a Facebook page called Toowoomba Ghost Chasers set up by Kylie Samuels and Katie Harvey. Shame then that the evidence provided [...]

Yvette Fielding, We Need To Talk About Your Ghost Problem.

6 June, 2015 // 20 Comments

Dear Yvette Fielding, There was a time when I would be glued to the television set when Most Haunted was on the screen because I thought it was a factual programme because you ensured us that nothing was staged on so many occasions. I still have my DVD collection somewhere in the house which I used to love. In 2005 I created my own paranormal [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #14

31 May, 2015 // 1 Comment

This week on in the Weakly Ghost Bulletin I will be using The Hermione Granger Scale of Interesting to rate the stories I cover. You’re welcome. Is This Video Shot At SS Great Britain Proof Ghosts Exist? No. It is not. Firstly, the video is from 2009 and is being reported in 2015 so we can’t rely on the information being reported. [...]

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Which Human Rights Matter Most?

25 May, 2015 // 2 Comments

Last week Ireland overwhelmingly voted in favour of a change to their constitution that will allow same-sex couples the same marriage rights as others. They were the first country to do this by vote which is both odd but also encouraging. Go, Ireland! Victories like this one should be celebrated and cherished even though gaining the right to marry [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #13

24 May, 2015 // 2 Comments

Strange Orb Visits Space Walk of Fame Museum Mysterious Universe reports that ‘security camera footage twice showed a mysterious orb’ in the Museum based in Florida. Aptly named Museum president Charlie Mars says that ‘there are many items in here that were brought in by people who are no longer with us. They could be coming [...]

Ghost Hunters vs. Paranormal Investigators

17 May, 2015 // 4 Comments

Confirmation bias, according to its Wikipedia entry, is ‘the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses’ and we’re all prone to this bias even when we think we’re not. In fact I think it’s fair to say that we’re really good at thinking [...]

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 [...]

If You Ban Your Child From Reading A Book You Are Your Child’s Enemy

3 May, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve just read this story over on Death and Taxes about US parents who successfully banned the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie because of sex and because, apparently, it was insulting to their christian values. The book tells the story of Junior who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation [...]
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