Brains or Beauty? Meh.

14 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

My mum sometimes reads ‘Take a Break’ magazine and I sneak a look to see what sort of features they’re running that might be of interest to the more skeptically minded woman. Today’s find was a readers vote asking:  What gets you further in life – being clever or looking good? Would you prefer to be like TV presenter [...]

Religious Bullies

10 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

Cross posted from The Heresy Club Last week the The Wiltshire Times reported that Forty Sikh militants locked themselves in the Kembrey Street temple in Swindon to stop a Sikh woman marrying a Christian man of West African background. They locked the doors and gates of the Gurdwara, near Kembrey Park, before leaving more than six hours later. [...]

Turning your back on nonsense

26 June, 2012 // 7 Comments

In reflecting my previous blog post called ‘When claims of authority fall flat on their face’ I realise I was too quick to judge the Bomber County Paranormal team. Since writing my criticism is has been brought to my attention that Kerry, who is the founder and organizer of the group, is attempting to turn the team into a rational one after [...]

The lies we tell ourselves

24 June, 2012 // 2 Comments

The money and time I invested in ghost research as a belief-led investigator, and the importance my belief in ghosts and an afterlife held in my life at the time meant that it was really difficult to admit I might be wrong and turn around the way in which I behaved and thought. For a while I continued with methods such as table tipping, seances [...]

Update: The Cheltenham horror story

18 June, 2012 // 2 Comments

Today I phoned up the Gloucestershire Echo about the ghost photo story they ran on June 15th and explained how it was a fake photo and how it was done. The journalist was unaware of the iPhone app that had been used and explained to me that she has since been in touch with John Gore about the story who has told her he believes he has been [...]

Fake ghosts: a horror story in Cheltenham

16 June, 2012 // 7 Comments

[TRIGGER WARNING: Infant death] Update: I got in touch with the news paper, read here>> The Gloucestershire Echo ran a story about a Cheltenham resident, John Gore, who claims to have captured the ghost of a baby on camera in his home. According to John’s neighbour, a previous occupant of his house had a baby that died of cot death so [...]

Psychic Medium David Russell knows best… or so he thinks

15 June, 2012 // 3 Comments

As the creator and sole organiser of Project Barnum I get a lot of messages from all sorts of people, especially on Twitter. Most of the time it’s people who understand what I’m trying to achieve with Project Barnum, but occasionally I get contacted by someone who believes people can have psychic ability or can act as a medium between [...]
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