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Perspectives in Para-media: Haunted Encounters - Face to Face

…While real-world ghost hunters know that investigations are all-too-often lonely affairs of talking to oneself in the dark of the night, with paltry evidence to show for it, one would never know it from watching these para-reality shows…

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The Devil Under Every Bed: Has Hollywood Perpetuated a Demon Myth?

…Perhaps the most galling thing about the demon explanation for the more frightening paranormal occurrences (not to mention the rush to believe that explanation) is that Hollywood is likely to blame, at least in part…

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A Missed Op-para-tunity

…As a teenager, I naturally realized that there were those who not only believed in the paranormal, but actively pursued it. At that point, I was far from ready to be a “ghost hunter,” but still I loved hearing about those who encountered things unexplainable. And then, during the wintry week between Christmas and New Year, I got to experience one such story up close…

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What Makes a Skeptic?

“…I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t think a snotty, dismissive attitude qualifies as constructive skepticism. Rather, reasoned skeptics are an integral part of the paranormal community, challenging easy answers, over-zealous assumptions, and pseudo-scientific claims…”

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The Ouija Controversy – Part 4: The Experience Concludes

“…Coincidentally, probably the darkest communication we ever received came from a stronger personality that referred to itself as “Mom.” This personality, whom “Bunny” feared, would appear randomly during sessions…”

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The Ouija Controversy – Part 3: The Experience

“…For my sister, the board was a relatively short-lived lark, typically indulged in only when I was on vacation from college. However, we discovered that her talent (for lack of a better word) was obtaining information about those who had passed – nearly always people she had never met…”

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The Ouija Controversy – Part 2: My Introduction

“As discussed in in my last blog entry, I’m not big into dire warnings and not one to accept without question the existence of demons, angels, or even ghosts. As an empiricist who needs to see it for myself, I also tend to buck up against being told what to believe.”

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The Ouija Controversy

“So, how can I be so sure that Ouija isn’t the doorway to evil that so many tell me it is? In truth, being a realist, I’m not SURE about anything, but also being a slave to logic, I simply can’t easily accept anecdotal evidence or organized religious dogma as fact.”

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Perspectives on Para-media: “School Spirits”

“When it comes to paranormal TV, two broad, recurring approaches have emerged: The anecdotal (i.e. “the following is based on actual accounts”) and the (pseudo) scientific (i.e. “hey, everybody, we use a Mel Meter!”).”

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Perspectives on Para-media: Haunted Collector

“…There’s no question that one of the most effective methods of ensuring the success of movies, popular music, and TV shows is to find a formula and exploit it as long as it works…”

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