Ghost Stories Are No Match for This Paranormal Investigator

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For the past two decades, Joe Nickell—a former stage magician and detective—has used hard science to challenge paranormal experiences and other fringe pseudo-scientific claims.

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UFO sightings, aliens, ghosts, Bigfoot, lake monsters: these are but a few of the myths that Nickell debunks for a living. As he knows all too well, “the truth … is out there.”In contrast to many paranormal proponants who are little more than mystery mongerers, or to some skeptics who call themselves “debunkers,”

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I hold that mysteries should neither be fostered nor dismissed. Instead, they should be carefully investigated with a view toward solving them.

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I have spent my life trying to do just that — whether the mysteries were paranormal or historical or forensic or literary or whatever their nature.

From the top, I am examining a statue reputed to have heartbeats, studying “miraculous” rose petals, visiting a “haunted” house (in caricature), investigating crop circles, making a fake UFO (for a demonstration photo), and inspecting a weeping icon.

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