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Tag Archives: parapsychology
Investigation of a Haunted House: Cheltenham 2015
A few years back I was asked to investigate a haunting. Owing to somewhat unique factors involved I can not actually obfuscate the address: however the account should still be shared with the public. The Property Built in 1843 the … Continue reading
The Quest for the Historical Harry Price
Yes, it’s been a while. I find writing about most things nowadays superfluous – people can become absurdly well informed by reading Wikipedia, and people like me belong to an irrelevant generation of people who hoarded books and knowledge the … Continue reading
The Day I Met Myself: or how I survived my death-omen doppleganger.
It was an overcast day, and I was walking through Bury St Edmunds with my best friend, Hugh. After lunch sometime, killing time before our scheduled afternoon classes. I don’t know the date or even the year — and Hugh … Continue reading
I Have Seen The Future Of Science And It’s Spin All The Way: Some Thoughts On Daryl Bem’s Habituative Precognition Experiments, and Science by Media
Firstly, a warning. This is not an article on Daryl Bem’s experiments, and if they suggest precognition exists or not. I have no idea. This is an article on hype, spin, the media and lousy science reporting, and how some … Continue reading
Posted in Debunking myths, Paranormal, Science Tagged academic parapsychology, Daryl Bem, Feeling the Future, habituative precognition, parapsychology, parapsychology and mainstream science, precognition, Prof. Chris French, Prof. Richard Wiseman, psychical research, Scepticism, science by media, scientific spin, Stuart J Ritchie 2 Comments
Why Everything We Think We Know About Ghosts Is (Probably!) Wrong
If you are interested in ghosts you may want to take a look. By kind permission of the editor, Dave Wood, my paper, with only the graph missing, follows. Continue reading
Posted in Debunking myths, Paranormal, Reviews and Past Events, Science, Uninteresting to others whitterings about my life Tagged Alan Gauld, Anomalous experience, ANOMALY journal, apparitions, ASSAP, ASSAP 30, ASSAP conference, Edmund Gurney, Frederick Myers, ghosts, hauntings, parapsychology, poltergeists, psychical research, Rebecca Smith, RSPK, S.P.R 8 Comments
Studying the Paranormal: serious online courses in Parapsychology
In fact, sceptic or believer, I would seriously suggest you consider taking the course. I just saw on Twitter that enrollment for the latest run has opened, so please do consider it. Continue reading
Posted in Debunking myths, Fun forthcoming events, Paranormal, Science Tagged Bath Uni., Dr Caroline Watt, Dr Ian Hume, Dr Tony Lawrence, Edinburgh Uni, KPU, MSc PArapsychology, online courses, online parapsychology courses, Paranormal, parapsychology, Scepticism, Seriously Strange, the Skeptical Inquirer 1 Comment
The Presence and the Press: Once Again Science Journalists Tell Us Ghosts Explained Away!
OK, I blog very rarely nowadays, but I thought I had best respond to all the press excitement caused by an article from Current Biology, which pretty much everyone (including the authors) seem to think explains away “ghosts”. You should … Continue reading →