Scientific Paranormal Investigations Workshop: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries

Starts
Saturday, May 22nd 2010 at 4:30 pm
Ends
Saturday, May 22nd 2010 at 7:30 pm
Location
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street (in Penthouse 2)

Ever wondered how a person goes about investigating a haunted house, a Bigfoot sighting, or a crop circle? In movies and on television it looks easy, but how do real-life paranormal investigators discover what really happened, separating truth from myth? (Hint: Ghost Hunters ain't it!)

Come find out in a unique, three-hour intensive workshop taught by Benjamin Radford. Radford is a Research Fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, columnist for LiveScience.com, and author of five books and hundreds of articles on skepticism, investigation, and the paranormal. He will share his experience and insights gained over a decade of first-hand field investigations of mysterious phenomena. Drawing from dozens of case studies involving monsters, psychics, and ghosts, Ben will explain the step-by-step process in investigations, including critical thinking, evaluating unusual claims, interviewing eyewitnesses, and conducting field experiments.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Inquiry and the New York City Skeptics.

Tickets are $20, and cash only is due at the door. Admission includes an investigations workbook and a discount on Radford's new book, Scientific Paranormal Investigation . Seating is limited to 30 people. To RSVP, please e-mail nyc@centerforinquiry.net.