The Science of Ghosts

A session at CSICON

Friday 26th October, 2012

11:50am to 12:30pm (CST)

A former stage magician and private eye who became (says D.J. Grothe) “the premier skeptical paranormal investigator alive today,” Nickell presents over 40 years of searching for ghosts and spirits. From his new book The Science of Ghosts—described by Michael Shermer as “the definitive book on ghosts from a scientific perspective”—Nickell relates going undercover to expose Spiritualist deceptions, employing forensic techniques, studying the psychology of “haunted people,” and much, much more.

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Joe Nickell, Ph.D.

Official Twitter acct of Joe Nickell, Ph.D. Former magician, private eye, uni teacher; author & world's only full-time professional paranormal investigator. bio from Twitter

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United States United States, Nashville

25th28th October 2012

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Time 11:50am12:30pm CST

Date Fri 26th October 2012


Hermitage Ballroom, Sheraton Music City Hotel

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Books by speaker

  • The UFO Invasion
  • Psychic Sleuths
  • Looking for a Miracle

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