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ThinkCon Interview

28 March, 2013 // 1 Comment

An interview that I did at ThinkCon on March 16th has just been published. I was interviewed by Andrew Holding about ghost hunting and the themes that featured in my talk and you can listen to the interview here. . A big thank you to Andrew and those who make ThinkCon happen – it was a great event with a whole variety of talks throughout the [...]

Unenlightened spirit communication – ‘yes or no’ devices

7 October, 2012 // 13 Comments

As part of the talk I deliver to Skeptics in the Pub groups I often touch upon how modern ghost hunters are often just upgraded seance participants of the past whose main aim is to talk to ghosts. The only thing that has changed is the medium they use to communicate with them through. In times gone by that medium would be a table (for table [...]

My trip to Camp Quest: Engaging with children

31 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was invited to give a talk at Camp Quest about the things that make us mistakenly think we’ve seen a ghost. I approached this subject by talking about the two things that often make eye witness testimony impossible to trust as a true account of what took place. [...]

Is There Anybody There?

17 February, 2012 // 1 Comment

In January I spoke for the Centre For Inquiry about ghosts, ghost hunting and ghost hunters. The CFI have since made the video of the talk available and I have embedded it below. This was a brand new talk I hadn’t delivered before, there was also an issue with the sound and I was also suffering from a throat infection. Apart from that though [...]

Ghost Investigations Today

20 December, 2011 // 6 Comments

Back in February I was on a panel with Professor Chris French and Trystan Swale at the QED conference in Manchester. The panel was called ‘Ghost Investigations Today’ and that was exactly what we were talking about. The QED team have made the talk available via Youtube and it can be watched below. I cannot watch myself talk so I have [...]

by the pricking of my thumbs…

17 October, 2011 // 1 Comment

Suddenly the countdown to Halloween is upon us and I’m vaguely aware of the fact that I’ve been planning for this month for a long time because of the various talks I have coming up. However this week is the week in which my first October talks take place and I’m all awash with excitement and pure terror. I’ve planned for [...]