I recently heard a podcast where a ghost hunting group said their average “investigation” lasts 4-6 hours. I guess I’m doing it wrong, because mine often take days or weeks. Then again I actually solve the mystery instead of just settling for faint, ambiguous lights and sounds as evidence of anything. The harder you work and the more effort you put in, the more likely you are to find a plausible scientific explanation. If you only put in a few hours of work, no wonder you can’t figure it out. Maybe they’re so skilled they only need a few hours to get stumped…
I was recently a guest on the Edge of the Unknown radio show, talking about skepticism, investigation, and my new book Mysterious New Mexico! It will be rebroadcast at various times this week, and be archived, you can find it HERE.
My recent article on the psychology of terrorist beheadings is now up… Most people don’t realize that dozens of people have been beheaded in the past few years just across the U.S. border. You can read it HERE.
My column in the current issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine features an investigation into what was called “the most important genuine crop circle ever discovered.” I’m not convinced, and after you read my piece I don’t think you will be, either…
I was recently guest on the Project: Archivist show, talking about some of my research and investigations… It’s a great show if you haven’t heard it. The episode will be out any time now; you can hear it HERE.
I will be giving a talk and book signing for my new book Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment on Saturday August 16 from 1 to 3 PM at Treasure House Books & Gifts (2012 S. Plaza St., in Old Town, Albuquerque). Come out and hear some of the stories behind many of New Mexico’s famous mysteries.
My book Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us was recently quoted in a blog about governmental overreach; you can read it HERE.
The son of convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky came forward recently in an interview with Oprah Winfrey to corroborate reports of his adopted father’s abuse. However some psychologists are concerned about the validity of those memories.
You can see the story HERE.