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FAO: Don Philip, the ghost hunter.

9 December, 2011 // 9 Comments

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 [...]

Criticisms of Project Barnum

3 November, 2011 // 6 Comments

Today the ‘Strange Quarks’ podcast released an episode in which Project Barnum was discussed and criticised. I wanted to address the points raised in the podcast. 1 – Simon Singh doesn’t lead Project Barnum as claimed in the podcast by Martin Robbins. I do. Simon helped to form the idea of the petition, but everything else [...]

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 [...]