Skeptical activists still asking questions of Psychic Sally This past week in the UK, “Psychic Sally”, who refuses any test of her “psychic” ability, appeared in a very bad light again as her husband was caught harassing a skeptic legally handing out information about her show. The activist was threatened. A video shows the evidence.
Errol Denton fined, no longer practicing, bankrupt and acting kooky "Live blood analyst" and “bogus” medical practitioner Errol Denton was fined in the UK for violating advertising standards by saying his treatments could cure cancer. He fired his lawyer and claimed bankruptcy. At least he's not in practice anymore.
Deliberately stoking fears of the ultimate evil in Northern Ireland in the 70s The Satanic Panic of the 1970s was without basis here in the US. The idea of devil worshipper who did not value human life was used in Northern Ireland as a vehicle of propaganda in war zones. The church helped fuel fears of Satanic ritual murders to keep people in at night.
Consent under hypnosis? A accused man will go to trial Can you give consent under hypnosis? Some people think hypnosis is like mind control. But it's really not. However, the aspect of coercion is a bit tricky. The court will decide if an amateur hypnotist used his “powers” to quiet the woman he was treating, as he took advantage of the situation.
Grey Lady photo dubious with questionable legend to boot A photo circulated widely in the tabloid media of a supposed ghost photo unintentionally captured at the “haunted” Dudley castle in the U.K. Unsurprisingly, the photo is questionable and the legend of the grey lady is full of holes with NO documentation. But the tourist spot doesn't seem to mind promoting the claim.
Historical sites get bombarded with requests by ghost hunters It’s that time of year - the month for amateur ghost hunting and haunted tours. Do you let paranormal investigators into your historic location to play pretend scientists with their blinky gadgets, promoting unverifiable stories? If you are a historical society, you must address these questions. Should you sacrifice historical accuracy for the extra dollars?
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