While many skeptics will be aware that criticising peoples beliefs in alternative or so called “natural medicines” often results in a barrage of abuse and threats one might think that the world of the paranormal might be a gentler more serene place.
They would quickly be abused of this notion if they were to peruse many of the comments left on prominent skeptic Hayley Stevens blog. Allegations levelled against Hayley include bullying and slander:
“are you aware that dead connections paranormal team has insurance against slander?
fraud is a very very bad word to use……either take it down or get a solicitor…i will be back in touch. thanx”
However while we might have to accept abuse and threats left as comments on blogs, in replies on tweets we certainly shouldn’t accept such things directed at our families.
Which is an activity one paranormal investigator is currently engaged in. Directing their ire at a recent blog by Stevens not at Hayley herself but at her mother on Facebook.
Whether or not you take skepticism of the paranormal as seriously as alt. med. skepticism such behaviour is surely beyond the pale and these actions deserve condemnation. As it seems in the realm of paranormal investigation you might not find more than a ghostly chill you’ll find a libel chill as well.