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 [...]

The real reason I took on ‘Healing on the Streets’

8 June, 2012 // 8 Comments

I am on this weeks Pod Delusion episode talking about the whole story surrounding the ‘Healing on the Streets’ and ASA story – from the very beginning to the very end. It was the first time I’ve really ever gone into detail about the health conditions that led me to be so ruthless when it comes to [...]

The ethics of Ghost Research

5 June, 2012 // 9 Comments

When I first got involved in paranormal research as a teenager I thought a good code of conduct looked like the one that can be found here. Most people who get involved in paranormal research do so with good intentions, but sometimes good intentions aren’t enough. There are things I have done in the name of ‘paranormal research’ [...]

“There’s no such thing as ghosts”.

4 June, 2012 // 5 Comments

“There’s no such thing as ghosts.” “There’s no such thing as lake monsters.” “There’s no such thing as fairies.” The burden of proof is something that people get acquainted with pretty early on when they become aware of the skeptical evaluation of claims. People making claims are required to [...]

I was right

1 June, 2012 // 12 Comments

In the piece I wrote for the Skeptical Inqurier about my encounter with ‘Healing on the Streets’, the ASA complaint and the following media attention I closed the article with the following quote. I think my story demonstrates one very important thing: standing up for what we know is right and speaking out against what we know is wrong [...]

Don Philips Surpasses Himself!

29 May, 2012 // 7 Comments

I’ve blogged before about the unprofessional and unethical antics of Don Philip who promotes himself as a top investigator of ghost phenomena in the UK. With numerous TV appearances and public events to his name it is quite worrying. Today Steve Parsons posted a screengrab from Don Philips on Facebook that blew away anything I’ve [...]
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