The Winchester Mystery House
This is another of the “Most Haunted Houses in America,” but this isn’t so much a paranormal story as one about a woman whose life was reputedly ruled and ruined by belief in the paranormal.
(No) Escape from Alcatraz
Yet another claimant to the title of America’s “most haunted” place, Alcatraz certainly reigns as one of the world’s most notorious jails.
“Psychic medium” Ezio de Angelis
I attended Communicating with Spirit, a live performance by De Angelis, unaided by editing.
Running Hot and Cold: “Psychic Medium” Rebecca Rosen
Like James van Praagh, John Edward, Sylvia Browne, and many others before her, Rebecca Rosen has her own techniques for cold reading, and possibly hot reading.
Days of Our Lives
I attended “Past Life Recall,” a presentation by “certified” past-life regression therapists Greg McHugh and Paula Robbins.
Dark Side of the Sun
Our best protection against skin cancer is sunscreen, but this important defense is often demonized by pseudoscientific sources.
Teaching Psychics to Become Psychic Detectives
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Fact or Faked? Faked!
Braco the Gazer
The Silent Evangelist
Hard (Pseudo) Science: The Second Coming of the VIBE Machine
According to anecdotes, the machine has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including pancreatic cancer, intestinal parasites, anxiety…
Things that go bump in the night
Correct language is not so correct…
The Belief with No Name
Share International comprises an eclectic set of paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs and practices, and endeavors to appeal to people of all faiths
Hoaxes: For Better or for Worse
Skeptics expose the hoaxes, but should skeptics ever be the hoaxers?
A Close Encounter with Jeff Peckman
If the conspiracy theorists are to be believed, the United States government has been suppressing proof of the existence of UFOs and aliens for many decades…
Frog Boy: Death of an Urban Legend
Leaping to Conclusions about Cryptid Frogs
Skepticism and the Singularity
The futurist concept of “the singularity” is far from Aldous Huxley’s early futurist ideas of subliminal learning and reproductive technology in Brave New World
The Amaz!ng Meeting
Those who self-identify as skeptics know that TAM is an acronym for The Amaz!ng Meeting, hosted by James “The Amaz!ng” Randi
Football Gazing: Sports and Superstitions in South Africa
Sometimes a lucky t-shirt isn’t enough to win the game…
Straight Talk about Straight Camp
Can God Cure Homosexuality?
A Psychometry Reading
Metaphysical Fairs are places where immortality and the end of the world are compatible…
Skepticism: Going out of Business?
To Be or Not to Be—Is That the Question?
Frank’s Box: The Broken Radio
One person’s broken radio is another’s groundbreaking invention that enables human contact with aliens, angels, and the dead.
The Stanley Hotel: An Investigation
Located at Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley Hotel–the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining…
The ‘Ethics’ of Ghost Hunting?
If a doctor engages in malpractice, the practitioner is accountable to professional organizations…
New Age Spiritualism: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
A friend who owns a bookstore once told me, “Customers drawn to the New Age section seem to buy every book but never find…
When The Beatles Were Bigger Than Jesus Christ
In 1966 John Lennon said that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” This was an observation of secularization to some…
The Haunted (Pseudo) History of Bonaventure Cemetery
Bonaventure Cemetery near Savannah, Georgia is featured in Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil…
Psychics Aren’t Psychic Anymore
During an investigation of a “haunted hotel” in California, I made the mistake of referring to a psychic as a “psychic.”
The Ballad of Jed (and the Pet Psychic)
Listen to my story ’bout a cat named Jed