I Am A QEDcon Fan, Here’s Why

I feel as though QEDcon and the organisation team behind it does not get enough credit. Sure, they won an award last year for their brilliance, sure there are thousands of adoring tweets and Facebook messages telling them how amazing they and their events are, sure they sell every ticket and pack out the large venue in Manchester, sure over 500 people applaud for them as hard as they can without breaking their fingers, sure people get emotional when they have to leave – as though they’re leaving behind someone that they love dearly, sure people have- in just five years- become fiercely loyal to QEDcon despite not being personally involved or invested, and sure people who leave the 2015 conference have already planned their trip to the 2016 conference, and most of the people who attended the 2015 conference bought their tickets as soon as they went on sale in 2014… but I feel as though QEDcon does not get enough credit. Continue reading I Am A QEDcon Fan, Here’s Why

Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

Take a Break Fate and Fortune OuijaCanadian scientists have proven that Ouija boards have mysterious properties, according to Take a Break’s Fate and Fortune magazine of July 2014. In their “Spooky Science” section they reported that ‘Scientists investigating Ouija Boards have come up with some fascinating findings. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, sat two blindfolded participants down at a board and asked them to place their fingers on a glass. Unbeknown to one of them, their ‘partner’ was asked to silently leave the room. The remaining person was then asked a series of questions, which they’d previously been unable to answer. Strangely, when asked the questions again, they were able to answer them via the board.  Continue reading Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

The Folly of Ghost Hunters

I started ghost hunting just after I turned Eighteen. I didn’t know anything about the subculture that is ghost hunting culture and the two years that followed me starting up a paranormal research team were eye-opening and a bit scary at times. Just prior to losing my belief in ghosts I was screamed at down the phone by the founder of another local ghost hunting team who threatened to attack me, and yet another local team sabotaged many of the ghost hunts that my co-founder had organised for us. Continue reading The Folly of Ghost Hunters