Author Archives: Mike Weaver

About Mike Weaver

Husband, father, skeptic, technologist, motorcyclist, hunter, outdoors-man, and evil genius. I am formally trained in computer science, physics, mathematics, and emergency medicine (paramedic, former).

Baffling Black Ring

I don’t know about you, but I love finding the word “baffling” in a headline. It seems that scientists, doctors, or experts are perpetually baffled by some mysterious object, sighting, miracle, cure, or, in this case, a black ring in … Continue reading

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A Smashing Ghost Video?

A New Hampshire business recently posted a video showing a supposed ghost breaking the lid to a glass cake display to their Facebook page. Various news outlets have picked up the story and ran with it. Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves and Inflation

Every now and then a discovery rolls in that really catches my eye. Just today, the team at the BICEP2 project announced that they may have detected gravitational waves within the cosmic microwave background. While the discovery has yet to … Continue reading

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IMO: Ghosts

I have confession: I love ghosts. Well, it’s more correct to say that I am in love with the concept of ghosts. Spooky stories, spine-tingling tales, creepy cautionary tales, haunted houses, I enjoy the whole shebang. I have yet to … Continue reading

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The Big UFO Project

Do you like UFOs? Do you like UFO sightings? Do you, like me, enjoy trying to find out what is really being seen (aside from alien space craft)? Mark your calendars, my friends, for April 5th of this year. Rumor … Continue reading

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Google Moon reveals a strange object

It is a popular pastime of many to scan through image archives looking for proof of aliens or other such items. NASA images and Google Earth and Moon are popular targets for anomaly hunting. A recent article in the Houston … Continue reading

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Evidence for Ball Lightning?

Whether or not ball lightning exists as a physical phenomenon is a question still under considerable debate. Our own Skeptoid has dug into the phenomenon in the past. A recently published paper brings new evidence into the debate. Let’s take … Continue reading

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Earthquake Lights: A follow up

I received some feedback regarding my recent posting regarding earthquake lights. Based upon this feedback, it seemed appropriate to do a follow-up piece regarding whether or not there is actually a proven phenomenon called earthquake lights. This seems to be … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and lights in the sky

It is not uncommon for folks in the skeptical/science community to examine claims of UFOs or aliens based upon sightings of lights in the sky. More often than not, these lights can be explained by normal, misidentified phenomenon such as … Continue reading

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UFOs and Lasers caught on video

  So, UFOs. The rise of near ubiquitous video cameras has coincided with a reduction in UFO reports, surprisingly. That said, a recent video sighting claiming to show a UFO firing a laser or a beam at a car caught … Continue reading

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