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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 24.3

Fall 2014

Playing Witch Doctor: Hidden Ethics in Skeptical Ghost Investigation

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

The drive from my apartment to the haunted house was about twenty minutes, but I found myself wishing it would take longer. I wanted more time to get a handle on what I was going to say, how I was going to tell the family that their house was not haunted by a demon or angry ghost.

The Harper’s Mansion Ghost Study

The Harper’s Mansion Ghost Study

by Paul McCaffrey
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

The building of Harper’s Mansion began in 1834 by James Harper, a wealthy landowner in the town of Berrima, New South Wales. It has had many occupants since then and many claims of paranormal activities.

Poltergeist at Amityville?

by Joe Nickell
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

Investigative Files

On December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into a six-bedroom Dutch colonial home in Amityville, New York. But soon they were driven out, they claimed, by horrific supernatural forces. Ghosts? A poltergeist? Demons? Let’s take a look, as new claims continue to surface.

To Better Understand Evolution: An Interview with Jerry Coyne

To Better Understand Evolution: An Interview with Jerry Coyne

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

Skepticism and Science

Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago and an important popularizer of evolution and science in general.

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Confessions of a Rock Shop Clerk

by Joseph Gagné
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

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Sunday School for Skeptics

by Gurmukh Mongia
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

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