Paranormal

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 …

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CryptozoologyParanormal

Spoooooky Memes

Seeing as it’s Hallowe’en, I thought I would make a compilation of my favourite spooky internet memes for our faithful readers to peruse at their leisure. Featuring such delights as: Smile Dog, The Slender Man, The Rake and more! Are they real? You decide… *insert evil laugh here*

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Modern Mythology: Werewolves and Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!

Today is Halloween, the celebration of all things scary and spooky. In the modern day, at least in America, it is simply a fun holiday, where everyone gets to dress up in costumes, eat candy, carve pumpkins, scare themselves, and pretend to believe in superstitions. It began, however, as the …

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InterviewsParanormal

Teen Skepchick Interview: Dr Susan Blackmore, Part 2

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. This is the second half of an interview with psychologist Dr Susan Blackmore. Read Part 1 here.

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Teen Skepchick Interview: Dr Susan Blackmore, Part 1

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. We interviewed Dr Blackmore largely because of her work in the field of parapsychology; the scientific study of all things paranormal. The interview charts …

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The Evil Demon Seductress

Anita Sarkeesian from Feminist Frequency has a very good analysis of The Evil Demon Seductress trope often portrayed in movies and TV shows. Check it out! (Video and transcript after the jump)

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ParanormalSkepticism

Abounding Superstition

It’s Friday the 13th, a day known (or at least joked) to be doubly unlucky. Not only is it the 13th day of the month, which everyone knows to be an unlucky number, for many reasons, but it’s also a Friday, an unlucky day to set out on a voyage, …

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ParanormalSkepticism

The Haunted Bathroom

We just moved into an old house, built in 1920, and of course the first questions our friends and family asked were “Has anyone died there? Is it haunted?” I don’t know whether anyone has died here. It’s a 90-year-old house, so it’s not entirely unlikely, I suppose, but I …

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