Open Letter to Ellen Degeneres: Don’t Promote Theresa Caputo, the “Long Island Medium”
A new video! Close-enough transcript below. Hey Ellen. We need to talk about Theresa Caputo. She’s the “Long Island Medium” who claims to be able to talk to the dead, and you’ve had her on your show in the past and you’re planning to have her on your show again. To be fair, if Theresa Caputo can do the things…Read More »
Psychic Surly Amy’s Message from Beyond . . .
. . . the camera! The one and only episode of Ask Psychic Surly Amy is now available on YouTube. (Don’t ask me how this is possible. Something to do with the energy in the universe being guided by Amy’s mind to the Internet.) As part of our Skepchick Challenge to raise money for SkepchickCON 2013, Amy agreed to answer…Read More »
You Did It! Skepchick Challenge Accepted
May I virtually tackle hug you? Because that is how excited and appreciative I am right now. You helped us surpass our $1,000 fundraising target for this month’s Skepchick Challenge, raising money for SkepchickCON, the science and skepticism track at this year’s CONvergence. Between the widget total and the amount sent directly, you generously donated a total of $1,235.11 by…Read More »
Paranormal Road Trip: Day 1—Where Are They Now?
Rebecca Watson, Jon Ronson, and Richard Wiseman are on the road, checking out the reports of ghosts at Iron Island Museum before continuing on to psychic haven Lily Dale. This post will give you some background on these places, but it contains no spoilers. You can be among the first to hear about the day’s adventures by joining them in…Read More »
SkepchickCON Psychic Challenge Round Two!
Last week we started the official SkepchickCON 2012 Psychic Challenge. This week it continues with BOX #2! In case you missed it, last week’s super-moon-powered winner, cybercedd had some extra psychic advice for us. cybercedd on winning last weeks challenge: As a lunar psychic, though, I was really bound to get it right on account of the SuperMoon. I should…Read More »
SkepchickCON Psychic Challenge 2012
Do you know who is calling when the phone rings? Do visions come to you in your dreams? Do you hear voices in your head? Were you a beekeeper in a past life that knows where everyone’s keys are now? Were you a key-keeper who knows where all the bees are now? Did you totally know I was just going…Read More »
Rogue Traders Investigate Psychic Faith-healer
Adrian Pengelly is a British “psychic” and “healer” who claims he can cure cancer with his bare hands and expel ghosts from haunted houses. The Rogue Traders are two guys who investigate bullshit artists of all sorts for their own show as well as the BBC show Watchdog. Watch them tear him to shreds, in three parts uploaded by YouTuber…Read More »
Psychic Fail: Jaycee Dugard
Friend of Skepchick Ben Radford just published a fantastic article for LiveScience showing yet another major failure of dirtbag psychics. Jaycee Dugard is the woman who was recently found after being abducted at the age of 11 and spending 18 years confined in the backyard hell of her rapist and abuser, Phillip Garrido, and his wife. Jaycee saved herself after…Read More »