Paranormal

Spirit Science: Second Opinion

Spirit Science: Second Opinion

Back in April, I criticized a video series titled ‘Spirit Science’ that defied the nomenclature it had adopted by denying scientific practices and continues to this day trying to convince its viewers that they can manipulate reality through their thoughts through wordplay that bastardizes scientific concepts and squashes them  in a ball of wishful thinking and new age motifs until it l... »

Dear Sasquatch: Are Near-Death Experiences Real?

Dear Sasquatch: Are Near-Death Experiences Real?

Dear Sasquatch: My grandma had a heart attack last year, and she told me recently that she actually died for several minutes and floated above her body, watching the doctors try to bring her back. She even saw the light at the end of the tunnel and my grandpa there. (He died before I was born.) She said she wasn’t imagining it, because she was actually dead and could remember every detail of what ... »

Dear Sasquatch: Ouija Boards

Dear Sasquatch: Ouija Boards

Dear Sasquatch: Some friends and I were playing around with a Ouija Board the other night, just for fun, but it actually started moving around on its own. And some of the answers were things that were totally private. For example, my friend jokingly asked if I was going to marry my boyfriend, and the thing went crazy on the No, over and over. I was actually planning to break up with him, but I had... »

Dear Sasquatch

Dear Sasquatch

Dear Sasquatch: My sister thinks our apartment is haunted. More than once, she’s woken up to some kind of presence in her bedroom. Sometimes, she said, the ghosts would hold her down so she couldn’t move her legs and arms. As she goes to sleep, she hears whispering in her ears. »

Unlucky For Some? It’s Friday 13th

Unlucky For Some? It’s Friday 13th

As much as I’d love to just type out the entirety of Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ here, the trolling would be counter intuitive considering the message of Teen Skepchick. After all, that would be just one more incidence of Friday the 13th bringing forth horrors that could be added to the believer’s notebook. In any case, be prepared to emerge into a day that’s signi... »

How Superstition Invades Exams

How Superstition Invades Exams

So, the exam period’s winding down, at least in jolly old England. Perhaps stress will finally be eradicated from our world now, at least for a few months (apologies for those still in examinations, I know that feel) or perhaps without the aid of someone’s lucky pen, the summer holidays will be more daunting than even exams themselves. Perhaps it’s not my place to decide what objects can and can’t... »

Escape From The Woo Zoo: Winter Is Coming

Escape From The Woo Zoo: Winter Is Coming

I, like quite a number of people invested in scientific skepticism and its offshoots, once teetered on the edge of a rail, leaning towards one side, one side that appeared to be the most comfortable to fall towards. Its promises were vast and enthralling, its world was infinite in charm but logically inconsistent; but my knowledge of people was not sufficient to counter one of my strongest argumen... »

The Physics Of Ghosts

The Physics Of Ghosts

Facebook has taken up telling me what news items all of my friends read. This is mostly a bothersome thing that makes me want to unfriend people enmass, because I really do not care about Justin Bieber etc. etc. and he seems to be the subject of most of my friends reading material. Until today, that is, when I noticed several people had read Do Einstein’s Laws Prove Ghosts Exist? Um, no? »

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