Tag: paranormal

Skeptic meets ghost: Luke Petersen – Episode 133

The Story: A skeptic starts to wonder about supernatural events

On the Internet, it’s easy to find communities of skeptics who discuss the universe and debunk unusual occurrences, finding ways explain the world within our current understanding of it. They believe that there is little unknown to humans; that everything that we can perceive is more-or-less explainable by modern science. Yet, if you start with the assumption that you already know everything, it might be easy to overlook things which provide avenues to new knowledge – to ignore the gateways to the unknown – to new and exciting pursuits.

Some of these skeptics are willing to go to great lengths to dismiss strange events, even to dismiss events that are part of their direct experience. Yet occasionally, something happens to a skeptic which he is not able to ignore. What happens when a skeptic meets a ghost?

In this episode, Kurt has a conversation with Luke Petersen, a long-term skeptic who, after encountering unusual evidence, decided that, instead of dismissing it, he would begin to wonder. We talk about Luke’s experience with ghosts in his apartment building, about Kurt’s experiences with ghosts, weird dreams, psychological drives of hardcore skeptics, going to haunted houses, and the Mandela effect.

Join us on the next ghost-busting episode of … The Paradise Paradox!

The Eps:

Peyote crop circle

Peyote overview

Peyote spaceship 1

Peyote spaceship 2

The Links:

The Horton mine – encountering a ghost in abandoned mine

About the Mandela Effect

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Episode 98 – Appearing and Disappearing Objects

The Episode:


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The Story:

Everyone has had the experience of having a sock go mysteriously missing, apparently without a trace. You can open up the lint trap, search behind the washing machine, and turn it upside down, but there is nothing to be found. Is it just a case of a misplaced sock, or is there something stranger at play?

Some people have also reported unusual appearances of objects. An innocuous towel carefully folded on the stair. A USB stick with documents pertaining to a foreign company, arriving on the desk in the middle of the day. And of course, socks spontaneously reappearing at precise intervals, coming out of the wash as if they’d never left.

Are there people breaking into homes and inserting objects just to make life interesting? Are there 6th dimensional wormholes opening up in the spin cycle? Is our universe a simulation with glitches that only affect unattended items of clothing moving in a clockwise direction at greater than 20km/h? We ask these questions and more, in the next sock-disintegrating episode of … The Paradise Paradox!

The Eps:

Episode 47 – I Dream of Vocho

The Links:

Disappearing object phenomenon

What’s the creepiest thing that has ever happened to you? On Reddit

Have you ever had an object disappear or appear? On Reddit