Your Friendly Neighborhood Skeptic

Another busy week! The Huffington Post piece on hoaxes last week seemed to get good circulation, especially among paranormal folks JUUUUST a bit fed up with empty promises and lousy endings. I’m working on a followup on hoaxing these days. I also got some promotions for my last post, on paranormal politics. That was sort…

Skeptics messing with your meridians

It’s been sort of a rough week health wise. I’ve been attacked by the dreaded carpal tunnel monster so typing is a bit difficult right now but… I think, therefore I type. And, stupid daylight savings time switch… dumb. Regardless, it was a productive week. One big project completed is the Media Guide to Skepticism.…

Spontaneous human photo-bombing

This week on Virtual Skeptics, I covered spontaneous human combustion (SHC) in the news. The big story was about a 65-year old Oklahoma man, Danny Vanzandt, who lived alone, whose charred remains were all that was left of him in a home that was generally undamaged. The spokesperson in the articles, Sherrif Lockhart, said “Vanzandt’s…