My background is in journalism and investigation, often trying to understand why people believe things for which there is little or no evidence. My specialty is applying critical thinking and scientific methodologies to unusual claims. I also -- oops, gotta go: I found an error on the Internet!
A young boy is claimed to have lived a past life as a Marine killed in combat, though psychology can likely explain this mystery.
News reports claim that a 'mother's intuition' helped rescue a Utah girl from an abductor, but a closer look raises questions. Continue reading â†’
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading â†’
Every month people choose to suddenly disappear and walk away from their lives. Here's a look at some reasons why. Continue reading â†’
Pope Francis disses creationism but embraces exorcism. Here's why. Continue reading â†’
While Ebola is killing thousands in Africa and reaching the United States, many are joking about it. Why? Continue reading â†’
Many popular books are claimed to have been written by the dead through psychics. Continue reading â†’
Ouija, the mysterious oracle, has mystified many for decades, apparently contacting the dead. How does it work? Continue reading â†’
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