First Video of the Seadevil

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…

Google’s UFOs

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: What Are They Saying?

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

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…

The Method Matters

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…

Skeptics Don’t Have to Disprove paranormal Claims to Defeat Them

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

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. …

Why Criticism is Important

When I first jumped into the paranormal community I spent a lot of time trying to discuss the topics with others. I haunted discussion forums and comment threads in hopes of logical debate and learning great information. I’ve since learned…

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Spotlight: FotoForensics.com

This is the home to Error Level Analysis or ELA. ELA is an awesome technique that highlights compression differences in photos. This is a great way to determine if a photo has been digitally modified. It doesn’t work for all…

Do You Like To Be Wrong?

I understand parsimony: It is reasonable to say the existence of a ghost is not supported by currently established scientific fact. What I don’t understand is why some skeptics adopt this as a personal view. Furthermore, I don’t understand why…

The Kraken is Back

In 2011 Mark  McMenamin, professor of geology at Mount Holyoke College, suggested that the mythical Kraken could be a real creature. McMenanmin based his theory off of a discovery of Icthyosaur bones. Icthyosaurs were giant ocean-dwelling creatures with flippers. McMenanmin claimed the vertebrae…

Vampire Deer Spotted After 60 Years

Vampire Deer Spotted After 60 Years

  This Kashmir Musk deer was spotted in a forest in Northeastern Afghanistan. This is the first sighting of the animal in 60 years. The strange deer has two long fangs that protrude from its upper jaw. You can read…

Is Modern Skepticism Committing Suicide?

It’s no secret that the modern skepticism movement has been struggling to expand its base. In fact it seems to drive away existing members as fast as it can add them. I’ve seen postings across the net asking what the movement…