Owning a collection of gadgets that you claim detect ghosts in one way or another is a staple part of belonging to a ghost hunting team. By explaining to the layman just how Electromagnetic fields can cause a minority of people to experience sensations of being watched while you wave around a plastic box that has coloured bulbs that light up randomly is all that you need to make it seem as though you’re an expert in your field, despite the fact that you’re spouting pseudo-scientific bullshit. Continue reading Ghost Hunt Gadgets That Insult Your Intelligence
The people we interview on the Be Reasonable podcast often share ideas and beliefs that are way out there. I get that. There are occasions during the interviews where I sit in stunned silence wondering how to proceed with the next question. It’s a bit of adventure really, because you never know what claim someone is going to come out with and me and Marsh can’t challenge them all successfully because we don’t know everything about all paranormal and pseudo-scientific subjects. This is what the show is about though, that is what is at the core of the Be Reasonable podcast; laying ideas on the table to be explored with genuine-yet-skeptical curiosity. Continue reading Please stop calling our guests “mad”.
After my blog post yesterday about how some ghost hunters were behaving irrationally over the recent discovery of a buried cottage at Pendle Hill I thought it only right to let those I mentioned by name know I had done so. I think it’s good blogging etiquette to do so. In response, Don Philip has posted on his Facebook wall that I am ‘A young lady trying to make a name for herself’.
I would like to point out that if there is anything I have made a name for myself through, it is being open-minded in my approach to paranormal research. I am willing to point out when I am wrong, and I learn new things all the time and change my beliefs and opinions as new facts become available. My main aim with my paranormal research is, and always has been, to learn more about the reality behind these experiences. This is something I have continued to achieve year after year. Continue reading FAO: Don Philips, the ghost hunter.