On Hating Stupidity & Loving People

29 August, 2013 // 1 Comment

On Saturday evening I attended the Gala Dinner at the 15th European Skeptics Congress, and between the courses various people took to the stage to deliver short speeches or magic tricks. One of these people was Marit Simonsen, a member of the International Advisory Board of the ESC. Marit somehow managed to eloquently capture the spirit of [...]

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 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 [...]
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