Monthly Archives: July 2009

One Girl, one ghost and a handfull of speculation.

Who, you gonna call? Pacman! Why not?

Who, you gonna call? Pacman! Why not?

Bored, tired and close to leaving for the sceptical beer with my main man Gavin (the Bigfoot) Schofield, I find myself in front of the computer just having a look around the Internet, and “what” I hear you ask “do you find?”  This question on Yahoo answers.

The question itself is not of any concern to me but the answer does. Why, if I may ask(and  will regardless), is the best response to pray? Why not just wake up early and have a look? A good, nice clean way to find out if a ghost is there and not just the dreams of a girl, who I am left to believe is fairly young and not as critical a thinker as her elders and ill prepared to find the solution for herself. A much better resolution to this would have been to get a mature sensible adult to explain what a waking dream is. Even if the parent lacks the knowledge to investigate it them self they could at least have been told to sit down and think, really think about what is more probable, a host that sits at the end of a bed or the possibility that it is her half awake brain inventing this eerie form. Continue reading

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Are UFO’s visiting sunny Marple?

Get them while they’re hot! According to a September 2008 article in the Stockport Express, a trio of red lights moved slowly across the skies of Stockport, with reports coming from Romiley and Marple. I have seen this article “quoted” on the UFO casebook website as well. This whole affair is pretty unremarkable as far as UFO sightings go, but I find it interesting – a local UFO sighting is not something you read about every day.

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Picture taken by Trevor Heywood, originally appeared on the Stockport Express website

We have at least three separate eye-witness account, a blurry photograph and not much else.  Brian Vike from the HBCC UFO Research suggested that they are Chinese Lanterns, while ex-MoD UFO expert Nick Pope thinks that a more likely possibility is a massive triangular craft, presumably with a single light on each corner.

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O’Reilly news report on the “naïve idea” of safe sex in Amsterdam – it’s Anarchy!

Although this first post isn’t really related to either skepticism or Stockport, it’s a charming view of the bias present in the modern media. This video was unashamedly stolen from the blog of mentalist Derren Brown, which I suggest you read immediately.

– Gavin Schofield

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