Paranormal Personalities

Editorial: Be a skeptic so you won’t fall for this stuff

Lately, there has been much commentary in the news about the poor science and scholarship in the field of cryptozoology. Specifically, we have what appears to be a setup from the Yeti conference recently held in Russia, some “scientists” proclaiming rather unscientific (i.e., supernatural) explanations for large unknown primates, many places capitalizing on stories that…

JREF blasts Anderson Cooper show; Skeptic voice omitted

JREF Decries ‘Anderson’ Episode Featuring Psychic Medium John Edward The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), a non-profit organization that provides the public with reliable, scientific information about paranormal claims, criticized Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show ‘Anderson’ for yesterday’s episode promoting self-proclaimed psychic medium John Edward. John Edward has made his fortune by using manipulative…

Dueling “Memoirs” of Monster Hunters

Wait! There’s two? Will the real monster hunter please stand up? “Memoirs of a Monster Hunter” World adventurer and international monster hunter Josh Gates [Destination Truth] has careened through nearly 100 countries, investigating frightening myths, chilling cryptozoological legends, and terrifying paranormal phenomena. Now, he invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at these breathtaking expeditions.…

The ‘Sierra Kills’ episode – Bigfoot individuals shot?

The Bigfoot community has been abuzz the past year regarding a story about Bigfoot individuals, described as an adult and two juveniles, that were shot with at least one presumably killed by two hunters. The event supposedly took place in the Northern California Sierra mountains in fall of 2010. The website Bigfoot Evidence provides a…

JREF’s Open Letter to James Van Praagh goes unanswered

An Open Letter to James Van Praagh: What Are You Hiding From?. After Van Praagh made himself look questionable on an ABC News Nightline special about psychics, the James Randi Educational Foundation formally delivered to him an invitation to show his powers to the world. The letter from President D.J. Grothe begins: I’m sure you received my letter…

“You bet I’m in it for the money” says Bigfoot hunter Biscardi

Redwood City Bigfoot hunter hopes to make giant capture: San Francisco Examiner For decades, scientists, adventurers and monster hunters have explored the furthest reaches of North American wildlands in search of undeniable evidence that a species of gigantic, bipedal apelike creatures — known as Bigfoot — exist. Recently, Biscardi launched an expedition being filmed by…

Zemeckis planning movie about Charles Fort

Robert Zemeckis Plotting Spooky ‘Charles Fort’ at Universal (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter. Universal Pictures is plotting a spooky feature called Charles Fort with producer Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos. Fort, which is being described by some who know the material as a “period Ghostbusters,” is the first project set up under Zemeckis and his Imagemovers’ newly minted first-look deal with the studio.

Zak Bagans book will hit NY Times bestseller list

Latest offering from former MMA journalist a NYT bestseller. Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew – released on September 13 – has been a staple in the top 100 books listing on Amazon.com since its release, and sources confirm its early success will carry it onto the Times bestseller…