ethics

Clean houses: Mi Casa es Su Casa?

31 January, 2014 // 0 Comments

If Bigfoot researchers wish to be taken seriously, they could start by cleaning their own house. The biggest threat to their credibility is not skeptics nor a ridiculing public but instead those who provide an endless stream of bogus claims and evidence,” The above is a quote from Bed Radford featured in an article on the International Business [...]

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’ [...]

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 [...]

Yet another clarification on ghosts and ethics

17 January, 2012 // 0 Comments

I have been asked to write another clarification by the admin on the ‘Society for Psychical Research (SPR)’ on Facebook group (who does not represent the SPR) regarding my views and opinions on their lack of an formal ethical code. In response to my original blog post about this the admin posted a link to the SPR membership guidelines [...]

Leave the ghosts alone Part II

13 December, 2011 // 6 Comments

An earlier blog of mine titled ‘Leave the ghosts alone’ has caused some confusion with some who have read it. I have seen a number of replies on my blog and elsewhere, where people can’t understand how I can think it is unethical for people to be disresepctful towards what they believe to be ghosts when ghosts don’t exist. [...]