A Critical Look At The Black Eyed Child Of Cannock’s Chase

30 September, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Birmingham Mail broke the news and the Daily Star followed up with a front page story: The Black-Eyed child ghost has returned to Cannock’s Chase, taking up residence once again with the Hell Hounds, a Werewolf, a Pig-man (human-pig hybrid), Bigfoot, Alien Big Cats, Aliens, and the plethora of phantoms and ghosts said to roam the area. [...]

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 [...]
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