Tag Archives: paranormal

How Good Buildings Get Bad Reputations

Occasionally—actually, far more often than I’d like—I stumble across a clear example of how uninspired reporting and clickbait journalism culture can lead to support for uncritical thinking and the advancement of fringe beliefs. This time, the example comes from my own … Continue reading

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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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The Russian Sleep Experiment

Back in the 1940s, a group of unethical Russian scientists performed a sleep deprivation experiment on a group of political dissidents that lead to a horrifying conclusion, or so the story goes. Is the story true or based upon a true … Continue reading

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Natural to supernatural and every para-thing in between

When considering or investigating unusual claims, establishing the cause is the goal we try to reach. What caused this event? Today we have thousands of self-styled “paranormal investigators” to help the public with such claims. Often, they attribute the cause … 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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