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Psychic Sally Fans: Self Preservation At A Cost

11 October, 2014 // 3 Comments

I used to wholeheartedly believe that people could speak to the dead. These days I’m not so convinced, but even as a believer I wasn’t so blinded by my faith in psychics and mediums that I couldn’t spot when I was being purposefully deceived. In fact, it was Derek Acorah’s staged possession by a made up ghost called Kreed [...]

Enough with all of these Weight Loss Scams!

31 July, 2013 // 3 Comments

Every day I seem to be bombarded with adverts that tell me how easily I can lose weight if I use certain ‘miracle’ products’, or how I could lower my chances of cancer or other illnesses by taking certain supplements or eating certain foods. These adverts and claims are especially prevalent on Facebook – especially in those [...]

The Worst Ghosts Of 2012

27 December, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again, where I trawl through my endless list of ghost related web bookmarks to find the 5 Worst Ghosts of 2012. I did the same at the end of 2010 and the end of 2011 too. So, sit back, relax, and be prepared to groan. Not in horror, but in despair, at the 5 Worst Ghosts of 2012! #5 – The Car Jumping Ghost [...]

What can we learn from Derek Acorah?

15 May, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Sun newspaper reported today that self-proclaimed psychic, Derek Acorah, had said that missing child Madeline McCann was dead. The newspaper quoted Acorah as saying: I know her parents are convinced Maddie is alive and I’m really sorry – but the little one has been over in the spirit world for some time. I don’t think she’ll be [...]

The Worst Ghosts Of 2011

26 December, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again where we cast an eye back over 2011 and depress ourselves by re-reading web and newspaper coverage of potential-but-not-quite ghost stories. We did the same last year. It’s been tricky, but we have managed to cut the worst stories out there down to just five and they are outlined below. Enjoy! The 5 Worst [...]

Misleading the misled

10 June, 2011 // 6 Comments

Sometimes, when it comes to the world of ghosts and haunted houses and claims of paranormal phenomena, things are not as clear cut as they initially seem. Sometimes wrong and right aren’t options one can choose at ease and as a skeptic and a humanist I sometimes find myself resisting the urge to head-butt my desk and over and over at the [...]

The Worst Ghosts Of 2010

27 December, 2010 // 1 Comment

It’s fair to say that some of the ghost stories that grace the newspapers and news websites often leave the more rationally minded of us staring at our screens with sheer horror. Horrified, not by the latest ‘spectres’ to have been caught on camera or film, but by the fact that anyone could have thought what was caught was news worthy. With [...]
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