Could Loch Ness Monster sightings really be attributed to an aroused whale penis?

Viral posts claimed that sightings of the Loch Ness Monster were actually just aroused whale penises, but this eye-catching explanation simply doesn't fit the facts

Elizabethan Skepticism: How “A Discoverie of Witchcraft” pushed back against a moral panic

While still a product of it's time, Reginald Scot's "A Discoverie of Witchcraft" in 1584 offered common-sense challenges to the moral panic around witchcraft

Being Reasonable: what we can learn from people who hold fringe beliefs

When it comes to engaging with fringe beliefs, it's important to remember that people don't change their mind overnight, or based on one conversation

When it comes to the paranormal, do ‘sheep’ and ‘goats’ think differently? It looks like they do

A new systematic review examining cognitive functions and paranormal belief raises a few questions as to which papers were included, and why some were exclude

The return of a myth: Satanic ritual abuse and the sacred status of Argos

In June 2020, the Dutch radio program Argos brought false claims of satanic ritual abuse back into mainstream discourse.

Eye-catching claims about UFOs emitting dangerous radiation take the UK media for a ride

Media reports breathlessly repeated baseless claims about patients being hit by "highly powered microwaves" from UFOS, based on extremely questionable sources.

The Messengers of Lily Dale: An Analysis of Modern Spiritualist Mediums

From the archives, Benjamin Radford recounts his experience at a mediumship retreat in the USA

Hilary Evans Paranormal Picture Library: We Can Dance If We Want To

From the Hilary Evans Paranormal Picture Library, Pieter Brueghel’s drawing illustrates victims of a neurological condition, then called Saint Vitus Dance, going on a pilgrimage to Echternach

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