Freethinker of the Month

23 April, 2012 // 3 Comments

The Fayetteville Freethinkers just made my day. I just found out that they made me their ‘freethinker of the month’ after reading the article I was recently asked to write for the latest edition of Skeptical Inquirer about my complaint to the ASA about HOTS Bath. You should check out the Fayetteville Freethinkers site and forum [...]

My saddening experience with r/atheism

22 April, 2012 // 9 Comments

Just four days after Jen McCreight wrote about awful comments being made about her by people on the r/atheism group on Reddit I logged into my website stats and noticed a huge amount of hits from r/atheism, and my heart sank. Especially when I read the link through which people were hitting my site: [...]

Footage shows big cat on the loose in Gloucestershire

16 April, 2012 // 2 Comments

There have been recent reports of a big cat being sighted around the Winchcombe area of Gloucestershire. The alleged big cat was spotted by some students on the Park Campus last weekend. They managed to catch a glimpse of it on camera, the footage, which I think is of interest, is below. Thanks to CJ Romer for bringing this to my [...]

Offensive adverts vs. misleading adverts

13 April, 2012 // 11 Comments

Some people seem shocked that I don’t agree with the recent decision to not run the ‘gay cure’ advert on London buses because I made a complaint about the Christian groups ‘Healing on the Streets‘ and an advert they were handing out. I find it concerning that so many people cannot understand why I would have a problem [...]

British Ghost Hunters to charge?

28 March, 2012 // 15 Comments

*Note: within this post I am referring to Amateur Paranormal Investigators and not those organisations and individuals who conduct research in a proper capacity* I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed during my lunch break when a status update from a paranormal investigator caught me by surprise. See below.   reads: Status by J: With [...]

The Monster

26 March, 2012 // 1 Comment

I wrote this short poem while travelling from Lake Windermere up to Loch Ness. It was inspired by the stories surrounding both Bownessie and Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. The Monster Hayley Stevens Choppy waters, hiding monsters, Something rises, catching eyes, Swirling up, liquid shadows, Depth of colour, monstrous size Creatures Swimming, break [...]

The Monster Men

25 March, 2012 // 7 Comments

It isn’t very often that you are asked whether you would be at all interested in going monster hunting with an investigator you’ve admired for the majority of your life, which is why when the organisers of QEDcon asked me in 2011 if I’d be up for visiting Lake Windermere and Loch Ness with Joe Nickell I said ‘YES [...]

Ghost Busting with Bladud Magazine

22 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday evening I was greeted from work by Henry, Myles and Matthew who are media students at Bath College, and their tutor Darren. They are some of the people behind the Bladud Magazine. They had a mini-bus in which we were to travel over to the beautiful Lydiard House in West Swindon to conduct some paranormal research. I had met the guys a [...]

QEDcon tips

2 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

In 2012 I tweeted asking people what advice they would offer to people attending QEDcon for the first time. A hashtag somehow developed and some really interesting pieces of advice have been posted, so I thought I’d round some up here. Register on Friday at the mixer if you can You can register on Saturday morning too, but registering during [...]

Don’t Call Them Ignorant

26 February, 2012 // 7 Comments

A while ago Professor Brian Cox called people who had complained to the BBC about an earlier statement he had made about ghosts a nobber. I blogged to say that if him calling the complainants ‘nobbers’ made him a nobber it also made me one too. I still think people perceived Cox as saying people who believed in ghosts were [...]
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