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The most absurd “scientific” research project you’ve seen all day

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We checked, this is NOT a story from the Onion! But it sure would fit. STUDENT “SCIENTIFICALLY PROVES” GAY MARRIAGE WRONG Amalaha says that his ‘groundbreaking’ experiments have shown that the north and south poles of two magnets are attracted to each other while same poles repel each other. He concludes that this “means that…

Ghost hunters teach kids mistaken ideas about “science of the paranormal”

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My pet peeve – ghost hunters playing pretend scientist. Ghost hunters to present program for kids at Clymer Library, Pocono Pines | PoconoRecord.com. Watching ghost hunting television shows might help eak the interest of paranormal experiences for some kids. But what you see on TV isn’t always how it really is behind the scenes. A…

Happy Valentine’s Day: You’re being manipulated

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Michael Marsh looks at the business-driven surveys about love and sex that are promoted by the media and that tell us what we are SUPPOSED to do and be like. You really can’t rely on the media… Valentine’s Day retailers say it with flawed surveys | Michael Marshall | Science | guardian.co.uk. The commercial exploitation…

Finding BigRatings: Animal Planet ditches reality for docudrama dollars

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Finding Bigfoot announces new season and expansion around the globe. But no Bigfoot. ‘Finding Bigfoot’ Gets Even Bigger! Animal Planet Takes Search for Squatch Worldwide This November, FINDING BIGFOOT, one of Animal Planet’s top-performing series ever, delivering more than 1.3M P2+ viewers in its second season, returns with 11 all-new episodes and two specials that…

Medium “sensed” bones found in floor of “haunted” hotel (Updated: identified)

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A hunt for ghosts at a Southern Ohio landmark turned up bones that are now part of a police investigation. I refrain from putting more “quotes” on everything because this story is chock full of holes. WSYX ABC6  – Bones Found in “Haunted” Ohio Hotel. Waverly Police said they were called to the century-old Emmitt…

Self-styled professional ghost hunter plans to hand out paranormal awards

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Chelmsford resident spearheads New England Paranormal Awards On Saturday, April 14, … the first annual New England Paranormal Awards will be held… CC Carole, a Chelmsford resident and a professional ghost hunter by trade, known as ‘CC the Huntress,’ will host the event. CC the Huntress, who prides herself in combining high tech and metaphysics…

Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures on debunking and doing ‘groundbreaking’ stuff

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Paranormal Pop Culture: Zak Bagans and Co on returning to lockdown for ‘Ghost Adventures’ Season 6. Ghost Adventures is back for season six on the Travel Channel. Co-creator Zak Bagans, co-creator Nick Groff and camera man/investigator Aaron Goodwin talk about debunking and being skeptical. I think what we’ve done is we show more of the…

Ghost Hunters show loses co-star Grant Wilson

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Grant Leaving Ghost Hunters Last night on Ghost Hunters, founding member of TAPS, Grant Wilson, announced he is leaving the show due to unstated “personal” reasons. “Eight years has put stress on us..in various ways..and..over the course of awhile…Jay and I have been talking..And….its been a very difficult decision to make..but..I’m going to be leaving…

Haverhill College offering ghost hunting course

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Hunting ghosts in Groveland is latest college course offering -The Boston Globe. Ghost hunting is now among class offerings at Haverhill college Ghost hunting – regardless of whether you’re a believer, a skeptic, or indifferent – has its own unique methodology, requiring both sophisticated technology and otherworldly tools, along with analysis, deduction, calculations, and the…

Nonscientists count on science and technology for paranormal breakthrough

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Bringing science and technology into the world of the paranormal | DL-Online | Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. With the popularity of paranormal research reaching an all-time high, there are an abundance of theories, guesses and ideas of what motors one of man’s final frontiers. Everything from “it’s all the devil’s work” to quantum physical theories have…