Just a short entry today. If you have not seen them yet, have a look at these news reports that strongly, and credulously, suggest that a ghost can be seen in a surveillance tape at a North Carolina high school. CNN ran this version prominently from reporter Connie Legrand of WSPA, and another version of the same story was reported by Kassandra Pride of local ABC affiliate Channel 13. Two reporters from two different stations and they both report it in the exact same way. There is a sad kind of irony that this story centers on “ghostly” activity in a high school, a place of education, teaching, and learning, and yet everyone in these reports, from the school staff to the reporters, have their total lack of critical thinking skills on display for the world to see. My guess is that the “phenomena” is a bird. But thank goodness Kassandra Pride contacted a “paranormal expert” to lend her personal belief in nonsense to help move the “news” report right along. Imagine if the “expert” she consulted was a skeptic? Now that in itself would be news worthy.