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The Psychological Reality of Haunts and Poltergeists Part I: An Initial Model
In the first of a two-part article, Rense Lange and James Houran summarise their work concerning hauntings and poltergeists and argue that ghostly outbreaks can tell us more about the living than the dead.
In Search of Monsters?
Charles Paxton writes in defence of cryptozoology
Secrets of Area 51
David Hambling explores how secret balloon projects may have contributed to the flying saucer myth
Deborah Hyde talks apes and ethics with Horseman, Daniel Dennett, in a special cross-production with The Pod Delusion.
Nelson Jones tackles the thorny lexicography of the rational approach in 'Sceptic or Skeptic?'.
Richard Firth Godbehere applies a memetic perspective on the connections between Witches and The Book of Revelations in Early Modern Europe.
Jon Wainwright examines scepticism and consensus in science.
Just Who Wrote the Passion of Christ by Emmerich?
From tale to pen to paper to publication, Wolf Roder revisits the controversial Passion of Christ
What Colour is Four? The Perception of Synaesthesia in Art and Science
Marc Tibber traces the shifting position of an intriguing psychological phenomenon
Alexander the Oracle-Monger
Adam Buick takes us all the way back to the scandalous antics of Alexander and his snake-god, Glycon
A Physiological Reason why Superman Behaves like a Boy Scout
Superman is often accused of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, supporting his ‘boy-scout like’ naiveté. Robert Castro takes a satirical look at the physiology of Superman’s behaviour
The Angels of Mons and Elsewhere; Part One: The Bowmen and Other Legends
Scott Wood begins his two-part assessment on the fabled Angels of Mons by unearthing their origins
An anaesthesiologist examines the Pam Reynolds story; Part 1: Background considerations
In his two-part analysis of Pam Reynold’s near-death experience, Gerry Woerlee considers the evidence for the paranormal
In Search of ET
Dene Bebbington asks whether the search for life on other planets is likely to be successful
Martin Parkinson gives a curious example of something sensible deliberately dressed up to look like nonsense