A former Army Intelligence Analyst battles the illogical, the irrational, the unreasonable and the pseudo-skeptical in the battle for a logical approach to paranormal investigations. Join me on my quest to bring sanity to a world where the intelligent act out…

Spotlight: Who.is

A Who Is search provides valuable information about the owner of a website. This is an excellent tool for investigating the credibility of a claim or trying to make contact with a website owner that doesn’t list it on their…

Some call it pareidolia, others matrixing and some apophenia: It is a human’s ability to see meaningful patterns in random data. It is when you see a face in some dead leaves or a picture of the Virgin Mary in…

Debunking is the process of determining natural causes for unknown phenomena. If your anti-bias detector isn’t ringing yet, going into an investigation to find only natural causes is problematic. If you look hard enough for a natural cause you can…

I know it may seem strange how artifacts in sunset photography is relevant to paranormal investigations, but many of these artifacts can also be present in images with strong light sources. Take a look at some of the common artifacts…

Scientific skeptics love to use this line: “It’s been __ years without proof. It must be false.” It is cited in one form or another as a logical argument against everything from Bigfoot to ESP, but is it valid? The…

Spotlight: CryptoZooNews

CryptoZooNews is the home of the leading figure in Cryptozoology, Loren Coleman. On his blog he discusses news in the field and strange sightings and discoveries. It is a great place to stay up-to-date on all things cryptozoology! Visit CryptoZooNews.com

It isn’t exactly a cryptid but it certainly is mysterious. For the first time scientists have captured video of the Seadevil at 1,900 feet below sea level. When I see creatures like this that are proven to exist, not all…

Several recent UFO sightings can be attributed to a special Google project. Google’s Project Loon involves sending up weather balloons to provide 4G access to areas without the infrastructure for internet. The project is being tested worldwide and is responsiblee for…

Evaluating EVPs is a big topic. There is so much ground I could cover but I’m going to keep this simple. Many investigators try to determine what an EVP is saying by having a big group of people huddle around a…

Spotlight: Rationally Speaking

Rationally Speaking is the blog of Scientific Philosopher and Skeptic Massimo Pigliucci. It was running up until early-2014 when Massimo shifted his time to a new website, Scientia Salon. All the articles are still available for reading. Massimo is a controversial…

Investigating paranormal claims is pointless without a good methodology. The method is how we judge whether a claim is true or not. If the method is critically flawed how can we expect to get an accurate result? It is lunacy…

It is a common statement by skeptics, proving the opposite is very difficult; believers say here’s a ghost now disprove it To disprove a claim it would have to be testable under the scientific method, otherwise, we would have to…

Spotlight: Skeptical About Skeptics

Skeptical About Skeptics is a great site exploring prominent skeptics, pseudo-skeptical attitudes, bad logic and controversies. It’s a great source of all things pseudo-skeptical and I highly encourage anyone active in the field to learn about some of these issues. …