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

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 investigation and also about my thoughts on the mystery as whole and you can even listen to me on the awesome Monster Talk podcast discussing Bownessie too, but in summary it’s fair to say that it is unlikely that there is anything weird swimming in the waters of Windermere. Continue reading The Loch Ness Monster In Windermere? It’s More Complicated Than That…

Sexism: A Symptom Of Skepticism?

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 dictates, the answer to the headline is ‘no’, of course. But it doesn’t mean that the misogynistic aren’t trying to make¬†the atheist, free-thought or skeptic movements unwelcome spaces for women.

They are. It’s a real thing that is happening. Continue reading Sexism: A Symptom Of Skepticism?

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

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 angry blog posts criticising people, fallen out with other researchers over silly disagreements, been the one who cries ‘why do these people act in this way and make all of us look bad?!‘ and I’ve felt the frustration that comes as a result of all of that… Continue reading If You’re Angry At The Paranormal Community & You Know It…

Am I Wasting My Time?

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 and do something more useful. Continue reading Am I Wasting My Time?