Let’s Get People To QEDcon. Again.

29 September, 2014 // 0 Comments

Another QEDcon approaches and tickets have gone on sale so I guess it’s that time again. Let’s rally together and buy conference tickets for those who can’t afford them! We’ve done it for *counts on fingers* lots of times now. Yeah…lots of times! (I have genuinely forgotten how many times I’ve done this. I think [...]

Should You Try Ghost Hunting Methods Before You Dismiss Them?

23 September, 2014 // 2 Comments

It is explained to me time and time again that I don’t think something is true simply because I haven’t tried it or because I lack experience in that certain subject. If I just tried these things, people explain, then I’d have a completely different opinion about it. Whether the it in question is Electronic Voice Phenomena, [...]

Ghosts Go In The Washing Machine: On Dealing With Fear Of Ghosts In Children

21 September, 2014 // 0 Comments

As someone who tries to maintain a reasoned approach to paranormal research I often get asked by people how they should deal with children who are afraid of ghosts and monsters. Last Halloween I did a free talk in my local library for children called “How To Be A Ghost Buster” and I taught them how to spot fake ghost photos and more. [...]

The Loch Ness Monster In Windermere? It’s More Complicated Than That…

13 September, 2014 // 3 Comments

Many people don’t know that Windermere has a lake monster “mystery” all of its own. I’ve been investigating Bownessie for years and even took CSIcop investigator Joe Nickell there for a few days in 2012 to get his thoughts on the situation surrounding the alleged beast of Bowness, Windermere. You can read about the [...]

Sexism: A Symptom Of Skepticism?

12 September, 2014 // 1 Comment

I am a skeptic because I evaluate claims using skepticism and rational inquiry but I do not identify with the skeptic movement for reasons I have stated previously on my blog. Today an article on Buzzfeed by Mark Oppenheimer asked the question ‘Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?‘ As Betteridge’s law of headlines [...]

If You’re Angry At The Paranormal Community & You Know It…

31 August, 2014 // 4 Comments

Clap your hands! Or don’t! It’s your choice! As is the way you vent your anger at the “paranormal community”. Believe me when I say that I’ve been there… I have scrutinised other ghost researchers through judgemental eyes, felt anger rise within at their pseudo-scientific and/or unethical behaviour, written [...]

Am I Wasting My Time?

24 August, 2014 // 6 Comments

Sometimes I’ll encounter skeptics and non-believers who think that I waste my time when trying to engage people via my blog and providing insight into paranormal subjects where others would simply state “there’s no such thing as ghosts” and be done with it. Perhaps, it has been suggested in the past, I should just move on [...]
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