Blog Archives for June 2016


Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 23, 2016

More funny riddles from a skeptical view.

Vancouver’s “Haunted” Old Spaghetti Factory

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 17, 2016

The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown—Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood—is reportedly a very haunted place, but you couldn’t prove it by me (see photo). The popular eatery, which opened in 1970 in a former grocery wholesalers at 53 Water Street, houses an old trolley car and assorted other artifacts and antiques. It is also, reportedly, home to no fewer than four ghosts, one that of the old tram conductor himself.

Sasquatch! Look Out!

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 08, 2016

After speaking at the Imagine No Religion Conference in Vancouver (May 20–22, 2016), I was able to spend some time investigating local mysteries. Notably, private investigator Dale Jackaman and I (see Figure 1) went into an area of prime Sasquatch country—the area around Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, and Hope—where the fabled beast has long been reported, and in the future I intend to relate my investigations of specific historical sightings there.

“Yeti or Not”—the Bear Facts

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 03, 2016

Tipped by a Huffington Post journalist, I watched Animal Planet’s Yeti or Not world premier, Sunday, May 29, 2016—part of a “Monster Week” lineup.