The internet hasn’t killed the Loch Ness Monster.

6 May, 2013 // 6 Comments

I’ve just read a really interesting opinion piece on The Guardian website by Philip Hoare that questions if the internet has killed the Loch Ness Monster. I can somewhat identify with Hoare’s feelings that the mystery and wonder brought forth by monster stories gracing the headlines has disappeared. A memory that always stands out [...]

How it is.

4 May, 2013 // 8 Comments

If you laugh at people because they believe in stupid things you’re laughing at me six years ago. I cannot help but take that personally. Unless you went on ghost hunts with me you probably wont be able to grasp the complexity of the beliefs I held about ghosts, afterlife, psychics and more. I wouldn’t expect you to, but I would expect [...]

The very amusing “What are you so afraid of?” question

29 April, 2013 // 2 Comments

Those not familiar with Don Philips and the GSI Paranormal team can read past posts of mine about them by clicking this link here. To summarise, Don and his team often demonstrate pseudo-scientific techniques on their ghost hunts and make outrageous claims about spirits they encounter and then “exorcise”. Whenever anybody has [...]

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 [...]
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