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Merry Christmas, Bob Novella!

Dear Bob,

Merry Christmas!  I know I can say such “controversial” words to you without offending your intelligence, and I have every confidence you will not spit back in my face a snarky reply to the very notion of my having bestowed a religious salutation upon you.

I was shopping online for “a gift for [...]

Devil In The Details

I live about 5 miles from the site of one of America’s most grizzly multiple murders in recent times. What has become known as “The Connecticut Home Invasion Murders”, this widely reported case has become the standard by which all other home invasions have since been measured.   

On July 23, 2007, The Petit Family [...]

Compound Nonsense

Sometimes in the world of Woo, people will call upon pseudosciences or fantasies by introducing another pseudoscience or fantasy to help bolster their claims. For example, we’ve come across people who believe, and have written books about Bigfoot (Bigfeet) being a race of time-shifting extra terrestrials. We are also very familiar with people who consult [...]

Pseudoscience Sells

There is a cold hard fact that skeptics everywhere must deal with, and it is this: Pseudoscience sells.

Give the people, or in this case, the gullible masses what they want. Every time a Larry King interviews a psychic or a UFO nut, he’s doing it for ratings. When people want “all natural homeopathic” remedies, [...]

Tired Ghost Story

Just a quick link to an article of local interest to us here in The Constitution State.  Ghosts are everywhere in Connecticut, even tire stores.  As the tired old saying goes:  There are no haunted places, only haunted people.

(Below is the URL – the hotlink button on our wonderful blogging tool is not working [...]