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Investigating Paranormal Mysteries

August 27, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


In this presentation Dr. Joe Nickell will be sharing his experience in investigating paranormal mysteries from around the world. He is seen as an expert in this field and has done extensive research in regarding paranormal mysteries, including hauntings, the Nasca Lines in Peru, miracle claims, crop circles, exterrestrial visitation and more. Join us for an interesting and fascinating look into the world of the Paranormal, and how to fully examine and analyze paranormal claims.

Copies of Dr. Nickell’s most recent books will be available for purchase at this event.

About Joe Nickell, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Inquiry, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

Joe Nickell, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 1987), is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, a division of Center for Inquiry, and an investigative columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine. A former professional stage magician (he was Resident Magician at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame for three years) and private investigator for a world-famous detective agency, Dr. Nickell taught technical writing for several years at the University of Kentucky before taking the full-time position with CSICOP at its offices at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York. Utilizing his varied background, Nickell has become widely known as an investigator of myths and mysteries, frauds, forgeries, and hoaxes. He has been called “the modern Sherlock Holmes,” “the original ghost buster,” and “the real-life Scully” (from “The X-Files” ). He has investigated scores of haunted-house cases, including the Amityville Horror and the Mackenzie House in Toronto, Canada. Nickell has appeared on numerous national TV including “Dateline NBC,” “Oprah,” and “20/20,” in addition to several documentaries on the Discovery and National Geographic Channels, and numerous other shows. Nickell has been profiled in the New Yorker magazine and on the Today show. He is also the author (co-author and editor) of nearly 20 books.