paranormal activity

How Ghosts Work

According to a 2009 poll, more Americans believe in ghosts than don't. But what are ghosts exactly? If they do exist, what are they made of and why are they hanging around? Josh and Chuck explore both sides of the divide between belief and skepticism on the topic of ghosts and look at some pretty cool explanations for hauntings.

If you haven't seen The Men Who Stare at Goats, I can't hate you for it. It was largely panned by word of mouth and critics, and its producers opted (I think wisely) to not give anything away in the trailers. It was a good movie, though and I wish so badly that you'd go see it. Please, just go see it. Why won't you go see it? So, the premise of the movie (and the book it's based on) is a military battalion assembled and trained to engage in deadly combat using telekinesis, spy using remote viewing and other types of generally scientifically unfounded techniques of the mind as soldiers. The goats in the title are test subjects used to demonstrate the mental power of the soldiers to kill another being just by concentrating on it. What's awesome is that not only is it based largely on fact, one of the main characters has come out to correct the author. There was indeed, at least one goat.