Gunmen or Maintenance Worker? Applause or Gunshot?  How Expectation Influences Perception

November 20, 2017

Countless real-life examples of false reports remind us that sincere, otherwise credible eyewitnesses can be influenced by many factors, including what they expect (or fear) to see.

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The ‘Science Can’t Explain!’ Fallacy

October 19, 2017

When reading claims of baffled scientists and skeptics, remember: "Can't" isn't the same as "didn't try."

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Burying the C.B.S.

October 04, 2017

An innocuous press release for a new book on Darwin raises some red flags.

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The West Palm Beach Killer Clown Case: A Closer Look

September 28, 2017

The mysterious 1990 killing of a Florida woman by someone dressed as a clown may finally be solved.

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How a Puerto Rican Hurricane Spawned El Chupacabra

September 21, 2017

Hurricanes are well known in the Puerto Rico, but lesser known is how a storm twenty-eight years ago, Hurricane Hugo, helped spawn the world's most famous cryptozoological vampire: the chupacabra.

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Behind the Scary Clown Juggalo March on Washington

September 19, 2017

Washington D.C. has more clowns in it than usual over the weekend: Juggalos protesting their FBI designation as a criminal gang. Here's the story. 

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From TV miniseries to the Silver Screen: Pennywise Returns

September 05, 2017

Pennywise the evil clown returns later this week in the new version of Stephen King's It. Here's a look back at the film and character.

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Ethics in Spirit Mediumship and Ghostly Communications

August 28, 2017

Usually when people think of ghostly communication it's in a positive or light, but there are real ethical issues with the practice.

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Favorite and Memorable Investigations

August 10, 2017


I was recently asked "What are your favorite investigations and what made them memorable?"

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Unco Junto: The Nature of Hypocrisy

July 21, 2017

Hypocrisy seems to be a running theme on the news and in social media, especially in the political sphere. But what is the nature of hypocrisy? Michael Hartwell, Ian Harris, and Celestia Ward join me in examining the question.

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