Friday, December 26, 2014

Jan 10 - Ghosts, Elves, and the Man from Mars: Two Decades (Skeptically) Investigating the Paranormal by Jerry Drake

You can’t turn on your television today without seeing a group of “Ghost Adventurers” or someone “Finding Bigfoot,” but investigating the so-called “paranormal” is not just a passion for the credulous and uncritical.  In this talk Jerry Drake cracks open his casebook of investigations to illustrate that some of our greatest unsolved “mysteries” have a perfectly rational explanation.  You will learn the “tricks of the trade” to conducting a skeptical investigation of claims of the paranormal.  From the Aurora, Texas Martian, the Elves of Iceland, and the Bell Witch of Tennessee to the Loch Ness Monster, the Ghosts of Gettysburg, and the Screaming Woman of Niagara Falls, Jerry will take you on a globe-trotting tour of his first-hand exploration of these fascinating phenomena.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shadow of a Doubt - December 2014

The Monthly Calendar of the National Capital Area Skeptics
  • Dec 13 NCAS Lecture: Threats to Validity: What You Should Know to Interpret Research Findings, Fran Featherston, Ph.D.
  • 2014 NCAS Philip J. Klass Award Presentation 
  • Torn From Today's Headlines By Scott Snell, The American University Hosts a UFO Panel of 4 Believers and 0 Skeptics
  • Amazon Smile
  • Shadow Light
  • Wed Dec 10 Drinking Skeptically in MD and VA!
  • Skeptic Line Number
  • Time to Renew?