Why the Mr Ghost iPhone gadget wont live up to its name

28 April, 2013 // 10 Comments

Mr Ghost device The Mr Ghost EMF Detection device was crowd founded on Kickstarter in late 2012 with the title ‘Mr Ghost: iPhone EMF Detector - Fancy yourself a ghost hunter? Mr.Ghost plugs directly into your mic port to detect electromagnetic radiation sources.‘ The project, launched by Aaron Rasmussen, is basically an EMF detector [...]

James May & the shark that never was

27 April, 2013 // 3 Comments

James May should be in my bad books right now, but the fact that he is responsible for the Skegness Sea Monster is both baffling and beautiful at the same time. You couldn’t make it up… unless you are May, in which case you probably already have. James May is best known for his presenting role on the Television Show ‘Top [...]

Taking care of business one ghost at a time

22 April, 2013 // 4 Comments

Having a ghost can be profitable. Most people know that since the rise in the popularity of ghost hunting television shows and similar brands, the notion of being haunted can be quite a lucrative bonus for any business or organisation. From running ghost tours and over-night ghost hunting events, to selling and featuring in ghost merchandise and [...]

Thoughts from QEDcon ’13

18 April, 2013 // 8 Comments

Last weekend was QEDcon. Hundreds of skeptics, scientists and geeks of all types converged to celebrate reason and critical thinking in good company in the city of Manchester. I attended with my brother who didn’t identify as a skeptic or an atheist – it was his first conference of this kind and I was excited to see what he would make [...]

Predicting the Boston bombs

16 April, 2013 // 14 Comments

Yesterday, bombs exploded in Boston killing and seriously injuring people who were there to watch runners cross the Boston Marathon finishing line, and before the debris and blood had been cleared away well known people within skeptical communities were calling out Psychics for not having predicted the bombing and calling them worthless. It made [...]

Plans for 2013

11 April, 2013 // 0 Comments

When I spoke at ThinkCon in March I was asked to do an interview with a BBC Radio station early in the morning of ThinkCon, and the host introduced me as though Paranormal Research is my day job. The truth is that I work full time and fit everything else in around my job, and this means I can’t agree to every speaking opportunity I am [...]

Infighting: reflections from my childhood

2 April, 2013 // 1 Comment

When I was young I would often get into fights with the kids from other streets in the village I grew up in. The kids in my street would considered ourselves to often be ‘at war’ with the kids from the next street over and I can remember my parents constantly telling me off after fights and explaining how the best action was [...]
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