"He looks at things from the sceptical point of view."
- Comment overheard about Matthew Didier spoken by a fellow ghost researcher
"Do you believe in the paranormal Matthew?"Answer: YES!!!!
"BUT, how can you be a sceptic AND believe!"
"Nickell wouldn't believe in UFOs if he was abducted by aliens and given an anal probe."
- UFO Watchdog about CSICOP's Joe Nickel
"I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud."
- C.G.Jung in a lecture given to the Society for Psychical Research in 1919
Editor's Change: Paranormal research "...is beset by True Believers ('They must be, therefore they are!') and True Unbelievers ('They can't be, therefore they aren't!') Rare are those who pursue evidence wherever it may lead, no matter how the results may square with their cherished hopes and dreams. Ironically, both the TBists and the TUists see themselves as champions of objective analysis and critical thinking, when in fact they are defenders of their respective faiths and, not incidentally, their egos."
Karl Pflock in Saucer Smear
| THE AMAZING KRESKIN PREDICTS LARGEST UFO SIGHTING EVER RECORDED
The Original Mastermind Backs His Claim With $50,000
NEW YORK, NY - In one of his boldest predictions ever, world-renowned mentalist The Amazing Kreskin is forecasting the largest UFO sighting in recorded history to take place in Nevada during the months of May or June. So sure of this occurrence, Kreskin is backing his prediction with $50,000 of his own money that will be donated to a not yet named charity should he be wrong.
"I am absolutely convinced that in May or June of this year the largest sighting to date will take place in the Nevada desert, probably the largest sighting in the past century, " said Kreskin. "I am so convinced of the accuracy of my prediction that I am putting up $50,000 to back my claim."
"If you were to attend the annual Parapsychological Association Convention, or sit in on a discussion of experiments with parapsychologists, you would learn (quickly) that parapsychologists are their own best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) critics and watchdogs."
From his book
ESP, Hauntings & Poltergeists: The Parapsychologist's Handbook