Communication Disaster: The damage Skeptics cause

28 August, 2013 // 15 Comments

*update* Paolo Viscardi has pointed out that the Skeptics I write about could be classed as Pseudo-Skeptics because “a skeptic doesn’t dismiss an area of investigation because they think it’s woo”. This is a fair point I didn’t consider at the time of writing, so the term ‘skeptic’ is used throughout this [...]

Hayley is a busy Ghost

18 August, 2013 // 7 Comments

First of all, check out the swanky new site! Let me know what you think – I’ve basically returned to having just one site that includes a blog, rather than a showcase site AND a blog site. Both URL’s point here now. Feedback is welcomed! Secondly, I’ve been slightly neglectful of my blog recently because I’ve been [...]

The George Edwards Nessie Photo

18 August, 2013 // 0 Comments

On August 3rd 2012 various news sources covered the story of the latest Loch Ness monster photo taken by the skipper of a boat called The Nessie Hunter.  Click here to see the full photo. When the media report on something paranormal like this I never trust their coverage having been misquoted myself more times than I can remember. The first [...]

A Look At Tom Pickles Bownessie Photo

18 August, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Tom Pickles Bownessie photo was reported in the local news [1] and has since spread across most news websites and the usual paranormal interest sites and has inspired much discussion, with most people coming to the conclusion that it’s a hoax. I tend to agree with that conclusion, especially as Dr Ian Winfield, a lake ecologist at the [...]

The latest Beast of Trowbridge photo is a Hoax

17 August, 2013 // 12 Comments

The latest photo of the Beast of Trowbridge Some of my fellow Wiltshire residents have been very, very naughty people and I am not amused. The Wiltshire Times recently broke the story that the legendary Beast of Trowbridge had recently been spotted in Winsley by a couple who were out walking. The beast is thought to be some type of a big cat [...]

A joint statement from Rhys Morgan and Hayley Stevens

8 August, 2013 // 0 Comments

In 2012 we helped to form The Heresy Club – a website for young writers focusing on atheism, skepticism and free-thought. However, as of today we have both made the decision to withdraw as contributors to The Heresy Club. It has become apparent that the website is taking a direction that we did not initially intend or envision, and it is one [...]

Things I used to believe

5 August, 2013 // 1 Comment

The first few years I spent researching ghosts were probably the most religious of my life and that was only because I knew no better than to accept the word of people who had been ghost hunting for longer than me. When I was a child I was often afraid of the ghosts that lingered in the shadows in my bedroom, when I was Seventeen I became afraid [...]

Enough with all of these Weight Loss Scams!

31 July, 2013 // 3 Comments

Every day I seem to be bombarded with adverts that tell me how easily I can lose weight if I use certain ‘miracle’ products’, or how I could lower my chances of cancer or other illnesses by taking certain supplements or eating certain foods. These adverts and claims are especially prevalent on Facebook – especially in those [...]

Review: Where the Ghosts Walk

30 July, 2013 // 1 Comment

Where the Ghosts Walk: The Gazetteer of Haunted Britain is testament to the amount of work carried out by Peter Underwood, one of the worlds longest serving paranormal researchers. It was a pleasure to read this book. There have been Ghost Folklore books in my home for as long as I can remember. It’s a symptom (if that’s the right [...]

In which I have my Aura photographed

28 July, 2013 // 4 Comments

Yesterday I went to a local Mind, Body and Spirit fair because I had seen an advert for it that had stated you’d be able to get your Aura photographed and an Aura reading too. It’s something I’ve wanted to have done since I interviewed Ian Doherty about his Aura reading ability in Episode 4 of the Be Reasonable podcast. Not, I [...]
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