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Paranormal Lockdown is the new darling of paranormal investigative TV, or so I'm told by people who actually know about this stuff. As it begins airing on UK television tonight, I think some young, intelligent, up and coming skeptic based in the UK should review a few episodes! Until they do here's my take on an episode.

Ironically viewing this one episode critically allowed me to summerise many of the problems I have with ghost hunting television in general.

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The Lowdown on Paranormal Lockdown. Season 1 "Hinden House"
Paranormal Lockdown is the new darling of paranormal investigative TV, or so I'm told by people who actually know about this stuff. As it begins airing on UK television on 16/03/2017 I think some young, intelligent, up and coming skeptic based in the UK sho...

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Got time for a quick debunking? A look at the Brazilian door slamming ghost.

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Shut that Door! Brazilian Poltergeist Video Debunked.
I'm currently working on a review of Paranormal Lockdown, whilst I do that I've got time for a quick debunking. Yet another ghost video is doing the rounds. Allegedly filmed in a Brazilian morgue, although later iterations of the story place the footage in ...

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A response to Tom Butler's "open letter to paranormalists." The letter was tough going to say the least and I don't pretend to have hit on all the points raised. Instead I focused on Butler's alleged model of mind-body duality and his anger at the scientific community,

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Science is not the enemy: A Response to "Limits of science, trust and responsibility"
Brian Cox' comments regarding the limits of physics and the supernatural certainly have opened some old wounds in the paranormal community, but let's not pretend that anger and mistrust of science and scientists is anything new. It's especially prevalent in...

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We all know the tabliods don't give a shit about the rubbish they share under the banner "paranormal" but should we expect a higher standard from "paranormal investigation" teams who blindly copy and paste this rubbish and circulate it to their followers?

I certainly think so.

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The Mirror Missing The Mirror.. And The Investigative Team That Didn't Investigate!
I say this a lot, but prepare yourself for a new low in paranormal tabloid reporting...  The  story  " Mysterious 'spectre with face, hand and CLAWS' floats at unsuspecting woman's shoulder in chilling photo taken at home "  appeared in March 3rd Mirror and...

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Meet the new skeptical heroes of YouTube. Trolls, global warming denialists, crack-pot conspiracy theorists and a cult leader.

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Meet The New Skeptical Heroes Of YouTube: Cult Leaders, Global Warming Denialists and Conspiracy Theorists.
What do you think of when you think "skeptic" or "skepticism"? For me, the term means someone who applies the scientific method to claims, someone who values empiricism and objective evidence. I picture conjurer James Randi challenging James Hydrick with st...
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