Tag: pseudoscience

Tabloid pseudoscience alert: Alien claw

The usual tabloid suspects are hyping a non-story about the finding of an “alien claw” in Peru. ALIEN investigators claim this giant hand is REAL and could have come from a dead extra terrestrial being. Source: Researcher Brien Foerster claims ‘giant hand from Peru cave’ could be of alien origin | Daily Express and Institute…

TIGHAR: The Ever-Optimistic

My Washington Post newsfeed contained a familiar name with the same old story, rehashed once again in 2016 just like it was in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012, and probably before that but I wasn’t keeping track on this blog. The wonderful thing about TIGHAR is TIGHAR thinks it’s a wonderful thing. It’s actually amazing…

Elongated skull find in Russia hijacked for pseudoarchaeology ideas

UFO watchers are in a tizz over the discovery of an ancient skeleton with an elongated skull that resembles an ALIEN. The humanoid skeleton was unearthed from a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge and it is being heralded as proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. Researcher Maria Makurova told Russian news agency…

Indian “institutes” teaching people “ghost hunting”

Ghost chasing is becoming a more popular hobby in India. People are paying to take courses from “institutes” to learn how to operate the equipment. It seems like India may be about 10 years behind the US in the popularity of fall for such stuff. An increasing number of urban Indian professionals are signing up…

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

The Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland is supposedly haunted. A group of ghost hunters was called and did some investigating. Or did they? I wouldn’t call it investigating… Is the Laurel Museum haunted?. The Laurel Museum is operated by the Laurel Historical Society out of a restored 19th-century mill worker’s house adjacent to Riverfront Park.…

Genoskwa project imagines an stone-skinned Bigfoot

Not only do you have some work to do in providing acceptable evidence for Bigftoot, but now someone needs to explain clearly to me how you get a Bigfoot relative out of Native American legends about stone giants. As is the way of amateur research and investigation groups (ARIGS), they will present their research to…

Acupuncture is pseudoscience, said for the hundred thousandth time

I’m not sure how many times it has to be said… New Study Exposes Acupuncture As Pseudoscience – SFGate. A new study published online in the journal Cancer suggests that any relief acupuncture brings may be the result of a placebo effect. Researchers followed a group of 47 women being treated with aromatase inhibitors, a…

What’s the status of today’s UFO community? Have a look.

Alien abduction, human-ET hybrids, hypnotic regression, repressed memories, medical quackery and conspiracy theories are currently a part of the UFO landscape. All pseudoscience. All dragging down the credibility of the subject. Thanks to Jack Brewer of The UFO Trail for providing me with notice of an excellent two-part piece he wrote on the current state…

Animal Planet continues to confuse fantasy animals with reality

This is very disgusting, but not unexpected. Animal Planet Channel, part of the Discovery network, is showing a sequel to the dreadful Mermaids fake documentary. BE AFRAID…BE VERY AFRAID, ANIMAL PLANET’S MONSTER WEEK SLITHERS BACK TO THE SMALL SCREEN MAY 20-27 WITH 24 PREMIERE HOURS OF ALL-NEW SPECIALS : Discovery Press Web. Perhaps the most…

TED under fire for pseudoscience AGAIN (UPDATE)

Back in December, TED, the premier web site for “ideas worth spreading”, took some lumps because the ideas they were spreading were pseudoscientific nonsense. They did something about it. So they said…  TED directors take a stand against pseudoscience. But things have not improved so much. They are currently under fire again for having Rupert…

New study reveals paranormal investigators winning at being “scientifical”

Study examines influence of media messages on perceptions of paranormal investigators’ credibility. The omnipresence of paranormal entertainment piqued the interest of Paul Brewer, professor of communication at the University of Delaware, who wondered what makes viewers believe — or disbelieve — what they see on the screen. His resulting study, recently published in the journal…

Russian Yeti story and photos hit mainstream

Russia to hold International Conference on Yeti: Voice of Russia. This story has hit mainstream media big time. Sadly, none have picked up on the ridiculous ideas espoused like this: “We have concluded that these living beings are in principle human beings because they can even talk and communicate with people. They are another species…