The Worst Ghosts of 2017

It’s that time of the year when I sift through the worst ghosts that made the news this year and bring you what I judge to be the most awful of them all. By awful I don’t mean evil or terrible ghosts we should all be afraid of, but ghost stories that had me rolling my eyes. You can read previous Worst Ghosts collections by clicking here.

So, grab a cup of coffee, put your cosy winter socks on and settle in… Continue reading

People Ask Me Questions: The Scole Experiment

Recently, at a talk delivered for the wonderful Glasgow Skeptics, an audience member asked my thoughts on the Scole experiment. I wasn’t able to recall offhand what the experiment involved and so was not able to offer a decent answer. This has bugged me since and, having had time to reflect and research, here is my response… Continue reading

Has Parapsychology Had Enough of Experts?

Update: Since publishing this post, the Stellar University website has been removed entirely.

When it comes to paranormal research it is often difficult to tell the amateurs from the experts. Some people will claim their opinions are those of an expert when they’re not and others offer expert opinions that do not fit with our view of the world and we want to reject them as amateurs. Trying to differentiate between those whose thoughts we can trust and those we can’t can become quite confusing. Parapsychology hasn’t had enough of experts if you’re wondering about the question in the title. Yet I reckon it has had enough of people claiming to be experts when they don’t appear to be once you look beneath the surface. Continue reading