The problems with the latest Nessie photo

12 August, 2012 // 4 Comments

For just over a week I have attempted and failed to contact George Edwards who took the latest photo it is claimed shows the Loch Ness Monster. Clashing work schedules coupled with  a busy season for Loch Ness boat tours means being able to chat just hasn’t happened so I haven’t been able to get answers to the questions I have about [...]

My trip to Camp Quest: Engaging with children

31 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was invited to give a talk at Camp Quest about the things that make us mistakenly think we’ve seen a ghost. I approached this subject by talking about the two things that often make eye witness testimony impossible to trust as a true account of what took place. [...]

The power of ‘What?’

29 July, 2012 // 6 Comments

When presented with a paranormal claim there are two routes of thought you can take. 1 – Dismiss it. Ghosts/PSI/Monsters are unproven so it can’t be that. Case closed. 2 – Explore it. Ghosts/PSI/Monsters are unproven so it can’t be that… so what could it be? I prefer the second option. Especially when approached by [...]

In which I solve my own mystery

26 July, 2012 // 5 Comments

Today I was the first colleague to enter the building I work in, and as I was setting up the Box Office I heard someone walking up the steps on the other side of the foyer and going through the door at the top which leads into our auditorium. I thought this was strange as nobody was supposed to be going into the auditorium and I hadn’t seen [...]

This is not the snake you are looking for

25 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

My local paper, The Wiltshire Times, ran a story on Monday 23rd July detailing how the owner of a six-foot-long Boa Constrictor in Chippenahm, Wiltshire informed police that the snake was missing which prompted a police investigation into its whereabouts. They asked anyone with information about where the snake is to contact the police via the [...]

So you’ve seen a dodgy advert…

14 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

I get loads of emails and Facebook messages from strangers telling me about dodgy advertising they’ve discovered that they think breaches the CAP codes, as though the idea that people make false claims in adverts is shocking and new. Sadly it isn’t, and even before I was involved with the Righteous Indignation Podcast (through which [...]
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