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The Slender Man Stabbing

This past weekend, two 12-year-old girls, allegedly, attempted to murder their 12-year-old friend by stabbing her 19 times. This horrifying act was not only cold-bloodedly premeditated (again, allegedly), but also was, apparently, being done to appease the fictional character of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Ghost Stories

With Halloween only a week away, you can be certain that your local news networks will begin to air Halloween themed fluff pieces. There will probably be someone on to discuss trick or treating safety; maybe a local chef demonstrating … Continue reading

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In Which I Respond to Josh & Chuck of @SYSKPodcast regarding Ghosts

In a recent episode of Discovery’s Stuff You Should Know podcast, hosts Josh & Chuck discussed the subject of ghosts, what they are, and “how they work”, in other words, what their properties are and what they consist of. At … Continue reading

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What on Earth do Creepy Crawly Bugs Have to do With Critical Thinking?

I remember when I still believed in things like Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and even ghosts, goblins and ghoulies that go bumpthumpBANG in the night. Honestly, it was pretty difficult to shake those beliefs and, at … Continue reading

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Fact or Faked?

Upon seeing this morning’s post on Doubtful News about how SyFy’s show Fact or Faked is gaining more viewers than ever, I felt compelled to comment upon its title, a pet peeve of mine ever since the show came out. … Continue reading

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Paranormal tourism: Fun or fraud?

Loch Ness, Scotland. Willow Creek, California. Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. Lake Champlain, Vermont/New York. Pine Barrens, New Jersey. All these locations and many more succeed in capitalizing on their famous monsters to draw in visitors. Even a greater draw than monsters … Continue reading

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