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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Chupacabra and the Nightjar: Response to Colavito

July 06, 2017

Following up on my book Tracking the Chupacabra, I have occasionally written about varied speculative pseudohistories of the chupacabra, including a reputed link to a nightjar bird.

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Broom Balancing on the Equinox

June 22, 2017

We are just past the 2017 summer solstice and amid the celebrations, pagan rituals, and Stonehenge treks, there were many who performed a trick seemingly unique to that day. 

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Was the Nightjar an Early Chupacabra?

June 01, 2017

Is the history and lore of the European nightjar bird related to the chupacabra?

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Case Study in Flawed TV Ghost Investigation: ‘Kindred Spirits’

May 01, 2017

The ghost hunting TV show 'Kindred Spirits' offers an example of how not to investigate ghosts. 

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Checking the Safety Check

April 11, 2017

Many people use Facebook's "Safety Check" function to alert friends and family that they are safe during attacks and disasters. But how useful is it? 

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When Talking to the Dead Leads to Death

April 05, 2017

People claiming to speak with ghosts have at times led to serious consequences, including death.

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A Skeptical Review of ‘Get Out’

March 17, 2017

The new horror/comedy film 'Get Out,' which has garnered widespread critical acclaim and commercial success, touches on conspiracies, urban legends, and hypnosis.




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