Tag Archive for sham inquiry

MUFON to rebrand

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I found this story… interesting funny, well, not sure. What do you think? MUFON – motivated by increasing interest in UFOs, company orders rebrand The Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO investigation squad in the US and also the largest amateur anomalous research and investigation group possibly in the world with thousands of volunteers, is looking…

Indian “institutes” teaching people “ghost hunting”

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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…

Loftus Hall heavily playing up the paranormal – now with added spookiness

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The paranormal promotion continues at Loftus Hall. You may recall this story of a ghost photo that appeared last September. Photos are terrible forms of evidence of the paranormal since they are so easily misinterpreted or faked. So called investigators rarely attempts to recreate the event and are easily impressed when environmental variables are, well,…

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

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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

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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…

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…

A glut of ghost hunters

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CNN does a feature story on the thousands of ghost hunting groups. Where have they been? This is certainly not a new phenomenon. Paranormal teams have been tripping over one another and elbowing for space for many years now. When does this fad go away? That’s what I’d like to know. Ghost hunters haunted by…

Happy Valentine’s Day: You’re being manipulated

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…

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

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…

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

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

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…