Are EMF Meters, Voice Recorders, and Other Devices Unscientific?

"Basement of Lawang Sewu 2011" by Crisco 1492 | Wikimedia Commons
Many skeptics argue that paranormal investigators are practicing pseudoscience because they use EMF meters and infrared thermometers in investigations. Skeptics claim these devices don't provide evidence of the paranormal. I'll explain how these instruments can be used scientifically and where some skeptics go wrong in criticizing investigators.

Fascinating Map Shows Which States in the US Believe Most in the Supernatural

Okay, so a few days back, I received a mail from Bryan Shively, from the real estate brokerage site called Movoto. He alerted me of a recent post on their site, which is a massively intriguing survey showing which states believe most in the supernatural in the USA. He also allowed me to share any part of the article I liked, and so, here we go!

Ghosts of Russia: Cliche Legends and Creepy Encounters

I found an interesting website about ghost stories from Russia. Unfortunately for me, it was all in Russian, which I don't read or speak. I sent the pages to a friend who interpreted them. Though it's been a while since he did any translation work, he did his best he could and spoke with a few Russian friends to assist in the telling of the legends. Whether or not they are accurate, the mystery of Russia has always fascinated me.

Reader Submission: Spooky Images of Strange Ghouls

Ghostly Pictures: Reader Submission
One of our readers, Garry Mills, has sent us a couple of weird images of what he suspects to be ethereal beings captured at a friend's summer house. While one can argue the possibility of camera glitches and light play, I welcome you all to see for yourself, and leave your suggestions.

Burden of Proof and The Participation Problem

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The burden of proof is a contentious issue for paranormal investigators. This standard is used to determine who is responsible for proving or disproving something exists in science. Investigators have the burden of proving the paranormal, but that burden applies to skeptics too. Skeptical counter-claims are subject to this standard too. And there are some glaring issues with the way burden of proof functions in the real world.

Cemeteries: Haunted or not?

Ghost Cemetery: Scooby Doo
Popular culture and folklore are filled with stories of haunted cemeteries, where spirits of the dead or even zombies roam (always at night, of course!). This question was recently posed to me: "If no one died in a cemetery, can it still be haunted?" That's like asking, "If a tree falls in the woods and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?" Or it makes me think of an episode of Scooby-Doo...

Reader Submission: Why You Shouldn't Go Anywhere Near Ouija Boards!

Ouija Board: Image Created by All About Occult
Teenagers often engage in activities like seances, Ouija board games, etc. to satisfy a sense of curiosity towards the unknown other end. However, when these games backfire, things can be deadly! Reader Katherine Vaughan sends me her experiences with the world of anomalies, and how her life was entwined with these unwanted elements as a result of a childhood game. This seemingly harmless game led her to seeing constant apparitions, being followed by ghostly stalkers and waking up to sleep paralyses.

The Doll That Grew Old...

The Doll That Aged: Extracted From Ghosts Caught On Film 2
It's been some time since I last posted on one of those creepy, disturbing nightmares that were long-forgotten, till they decided to come back from their graves of oblivion to master your sleep and haunt your imagination. So here's a creepy tale long thrust into oblivion, till one unsuspecting lady decides to open her attic after decades of ignorance, only to find a once attractive boy doll shrivelled into a mummy!