The USS Hornet Museum will host a paranormal conference this weekend — including an overnight investigation of paranormal activity — in hopes of raising up to $10,000 to help students learn about science, technology, engineering and math aboard the aircraft carrier.
The conference speakers include Schave, Carter, Bill Murphy from the SyFy Channel’s “Fact or Faked” show, Paul Bradford from Ghost Hunters International, parapsychologist Pamela Heath and “Dead Explorer” YouTube sensation Alejandro Dominguez.
Speaking before the conference, Murphy said paranormal is a side of normal. He said once something is proven, it becomes normal — which is true with any science. The conference is open to three levels of participation. Level 1 is the daytime conference, dinner, and three hours of paranormal investigation. Level 2 includes lunch, a six-hour overnight paranormal investigation, overnight accommodations aboard the ship and breakfast. Level 3 includes only the six-hour investigation, dinner, overnight accommodations aboard the ship and breakfast. Overnight guests will sleep in real World War II-era bunks.
The conference staff is encouraging guests to bring any equipment they have to record the presence of supernatural spirits.
WHAT a MESS of confusion and misunderstanding. Let’s go on a ghost hunt, and use SCIENCE! Ugh.
The Hornet’s education manager seems to get that the future is in learning about science and engineering. However, this fake sciencey paranormal stuff is exactly NOT what they should be endorsing. The current state of paranormal investigation with their gadgets and ideas about energies and frequencies is not science. It’s not done by scientists and it does not follow scientific protocol. Are they THAT hard up for money that they couldn’t think of anything better?
You can read what they do and why it’s sciencey but not science, here:
Amateur Paranormal Research and Investigation Groups Doing ‘Sciencey’ Things – CSI.
I was very annoyed with this article. It’s another example of fleecing the public with fake science, passing off the nonsense of television shows as reality. USS Hornet Museum – this is pathetic.
See more at their web site. You can also contact them at Info@uss-hornet.org. I’ll be sending them a copy of this piece.