Recent ”Adoption” – Feb 2021

I get given items often these days. Maybe a little too often. Items that have been either gifted, inherited from a deceased family member, or purchased from an antique store, weekend junk market or garage sale. The owners are always certain that the item is haunted or has some sort of attachment. Soon after receiving… Continue reading Recent ”Adoption” – Feb 2021

How to Become a Paranormal Investigator

Many people who have a strong interest in the paranormal often ask how they can become a paranormal investigator. There is much you need to learn to become a thorough, careful, and practiced paranormal investigator. Paranormal investigation is extremely popular as an amateur hobby among enthusiasts who have experienced strange and seemingly unexplainable phenomena first-hand.… Continue reading How to Become a Paranormal Investigator

The Bigfoot Phenomena and the Scientific Method

I often read various statements in Bigfoot Facebook groups such as, “I won’t believe it until science proves it” or “It’s not real unless it’s been proven by science” or “Unless it can be proven scientifically, then it doesn’t exist or it can’t be true.”  Statements such as these are made by individuals who put… Continue reading The Bigfoot Phenomena and the Scientific Method

Paranormal Research: The Science Series

Part 1: Method and theory –  by Anita Brown We’ve all heard the terms scientific theory and scientific method thrown around in the paranormal field. But how many of us truly know what they mean? I myself have used those words frequently in my writing over the years, and have only truly begun to understand… Continue reading Paranormal Research: The Science Series

Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

There are thousands of amateur ghost hunters around the world whose techniques are modeled after hit cable television shows such as Ghost Hunters, which claim to use good science. But a close examination of typical ghost-hunting methods reveals them to be mostly pseudoscience. Millions of people are interested in ghosts. One 2005 Gallup poll found… Continue reading Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

Prosaic Explanations: The Failure Of UFO Skepticism

Introduction “If I had found even a single case that defied prosaic explanation, I would have rushed to my typewriter (now my PC) to write the most exciting story ever published by Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine.” -in a letter from Philip J. Klass to Dr. Eugene Mallove Could some UFO sightings actually be… Continue reading Prosaic Explanations: The Failure Of UFO Skepticism

The Orb Phenomenon

INTRODUCTION In recent years a number of people have reported finding anomalous circular images, often called “orbs,” in photos taken at night with a flash, under seemingly ordinary conditions. The photos have been taken both outdoors and indoors. These photos were not taken under “conventional UFO,” conditions, i.e., there were no strange lights or objects… Continue reading The Orb Phenomenon