Ghosts Go In The Washing Machine: On Dealing With Fear Of Ghosts In Children

21 September, 2014 // 0 Comments

As someone who tries to maintain a reasoned approach to paranormal research I often get asked by people how they should deal with children who are afraid of ghosts and monsters. Last Halloween I did a free talk in my local library for children called “How To Be A Ghost Buster” and I taught them how to spot fake ghost photos and more. [...]

The Loch Ness Monster In Windermere? It’s More Complicated Than That…

13 September, 2014 // 3 Comments

Many people don’t know that Windermere has a lake monster “mystery” all of its own. I’ve been investigating Bownessie for years and even took CSIcop investigator Joe Nickell there for a few days in 2012 to get his thoughts on the situation surrounding the alleged beast of Bowness, Windermere. You can read about the [...]

Sexism: A Symptom Of Skepticism?

12 September, 2014 // 1 Comment

I am a skeptic because I evaluate claims using skepticism and rational inquiry but I do not identify with the skeptic movement for reasons I have stated previously on my blog. Today an article on Buzzfeed by Mark Oppenheimer asked the question ‘Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?‘ As Betteridge’s law of headlines [...]

If You’re Angry At The Paranormal Community & You Know It…

31 August, 2014 // 4 Comments

Clap your hands! Or don’t! It’s your choice! As is the way you vent your anger at the “paranormal community”. Believe me when I say that I’ve been there… I have scrutinised other ghost researchers through judgemental eyes, felt anger rise within at their pseudo-scientific and/or unethical behaviour, written [...]

Am I Wasting My Time?

24 August, 2014 // 6 Comments

Sometimes I’ll encounter skeptics and non-believers who think that I waste my time when trying to engage people via my blog and providing insight into paranormal subjects where others would simply state “there’s no such thing as ghosts” and be done with it. Perhaps, it has been suggested in the past, I should just move on [...]

Why Huff Paranormal Didn’t Contact The Ghost Of Robin Williams

24 August, 2014 // 15 Comments

The tagline on the Huff Paranormal website states ‘Pushing The Boundaries Of Spirit Communication’ so that you know from the start that they’re completely biased in their research which mainly involves the use of ghost box and similar pseudo-scientific ghost “communication” devices. I visited their website [...]

Most Haunted Is Scary And Here’s Why

23 August, 2014 // 4 Comments

On Thursday evening at 10pm I sat down to watch the return of Most Haunted. My intention was to tweet along with the show and counter any pseudo-scientific claims that they made during the broadcast, and yet I need not have bothered. There was no use of EMF Meters, laser grid pens, thermal imaging equipment, dictaphones or thermometers throughout [...]
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