many extraordinary claims, so few Skeptic Detectives!
claims can work to confuse people about what is real and possible and
they can be used to take advantage of the gullible and misinformed.
Ideas that don't work can stear our species towards a future ripe with
nonsense and unable to cope with what life throws our way. For these
reasons and more, we are in search of skeptic detectives to help investigate
and explore the many claims and beliefs that are circulating in our
marketplace of ideas and to help provide information and analysis that
people can turn to and rely upon when trying to understand and make
sense of the claims and phenomena they encounter.
we will be compiling material on investigations that have been conducted
on previously unexplained phenomena. We will also begin collecting resources
for individuals interested in doing their own investigating - both here
in cyberspace and out there in the real world.
help evaluate unusual claims and bizarre phenomena, a Skeptic Detective's
Handbook is being created for different age levels. The Handbook will
provide worthwhile guidelines for young investigators to navigate through
reality and gain valuable practice and experience for future explorations
within the "mysterious unknown."
Senior Research Fellow, Joe Nickell, travels the world in search
of extraordinary claims and conducts investigations to help explain
the odd and unusual occurrences that are taking place around the
globe. Here you can read about the results of Joe's detective work
on a number of bizarre cases from the paranormal realms. You may
also find a few helpful hints on how to conduct your own investigations.
from across the country have been investigating paranormal claims
for decades. Many of their reports are available online and can
help provide reference material for your own investigations. Although
each claim is different and will need an independent evaluation,
similar cases may offer useful information and alternative explanations
that are worthwhile considering.