Skeptical Briefs — Volume 22.3
by Josh Hunt
According to legend, a place called Gore Orphanage housed a hundred or so orphans. One night, either by malicious intent or by a tragic accident, the orphanage burned to the ground. I was told this story when I was a kid growing up in Ohio and thought that it was time to find out if there was any truth to it.
When people don’t understand something they are told, there are three possibilities or root causes.
by Joe Nickell
This is the story of a fiery death that became a cold case—a mystery unsolved since 1847. It begins with an elderly Frenchman, whose badly burned body suggested to authorities that it may have been set afire to conceal evidence of foul play.
by Noah Nez
A quick search on the background of some of the speakers and sponsors reveals much of the same brand of pseudoscience that is found permeating through the entire institute, its offered programs, and the Wisdoms of the Origins conference.
‘Psychic Detective’ Loses Two Court Appeals, Plans Yet Another Lawsuit Against Skeptic
by Gary Posner
Ask an Astrobiologist
Near-Death Experience Expert Arrested in Daughter’s Torture / Conspiracy Theorists See UFO over Antarctica / NOAA Denies Existence of Mermaids