Lecture and Workshop: Reflections on a Decade of Paranormal Investigation

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Lecture and Workshop: Reflections on a Decade of Paranormal Investigation

Time: September 24, 2010 at 7pm to September 25, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Center for Inquiry Indiana
Street: 350 Canal Walk, Suite A
City/Town: INDIANAPOLIS
Website or Map: http://www.centerforinquiry.n…
Phone: 317-423-0710
Event Type: lecture, workshop
Organized By: Reba Boyd Wooden
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2010

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Event Description

Lecture
Join writer and scientific paranormal investigator Benjamin Radford as he discusses the nature of “unexplained mysteries” such as ghosts, Bigfoot, crop circles, and psychic powers. What does science say about the evidence for these topics? What is the nature of the “unexplained”? And why is there still debate about these issues? Radford will draw from case studies over a decade of personal investigations into these and dozens of other topics. Skeptics and believers alike will enjoy this interesting and informative talk. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A.

Workshop
Ever wondered how a person goes about investigating a haunted house, a Bigfoot sighting, or a crop circle? In movies and on television it looks easy, but how do real-life paranormal investigators discover what really happened, separating truth from myth? (Hint: Ghost Hunters ain't it!)

Come find out in a unique, three-hour intensive workshop taught by Benjamin Radford. Radford is a Research Fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, columnist for LiveScience.com, and author of five books and hundreds of articles on skepticism, investigation, and the paranormal. He will share his experience and insights gained over a decade of first-hand field investigations of mysterious phenomena. Drawing from dozens of case studies involving monsters, psychics, and ghosts, Ben will explain the step-by-step process in investigations, including critical thinking, evaluating unusual claims, interviewing eyewitnesses, and conducting field experiments.
Admission includes an investigations workbook and a discount on Radford's new book, Scientific Paranormal Investigation.

Tickets for lecture only are $10.00 ($8.00 for Friends of the Center). For lecture and workshop on following day, tickets are $30.00 ($25.00 for Friends of the Center)

The Workshop will be the following day, Saturday, Sept. 25 from 2:00-5:00 at the same location. Register online or download printable at www.centerforinquiry.net/indy. (online registration may not be available immediately—check the above link later)

For dinner reservations at a local restaurant on Saturday after the workshop, email indy@centerforinquiry.net by September 18. Everyone will order from the menu and pay for their own meal.

Hotel rooms are available for $109 per night plus tax at Courtyard by Marriott-Indianapolis at the Capitol which is just across the pedestrian bridge from CFI Indiana. Call the hotel directly or the general reservation line listed on the web page and mention Center for Inquiry. Online reservation codes are cficfia for king bed and cficfib for two double beds. The rooms will be held until Thursday, September 2.

This event is sponsored by Center for Inquiry Indiana.

There will be a similar event in Louisville, KY sponsored by the Louisville Area Skeptics on Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28. For information on the Louisville event, go to: www.LouisvilleAreaSkeptics.com

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