This semester, I decided that I wanted to be more involved with something at school. After being intrigued with the first few lectures of my Psychology 101 class, taught by Professor Sheldon Helms, I went on to joining the Psychology club. The members are incredibly welcoming and fantastic people to work with. The club created its Speaker Series by inviting respected professionals and hosting events that involve engaging discussions about science and skepticism. Previous speakers include, Dr. Carol Travis, James Randi, Dr. Anthony Pratkanis, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, Brian Dunning, Fran and Kim Peek, and Dr. Michael Shermer.
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The most recent Speaker Series presented is Bryan & Baxter: Paranormal Claims Investigators. What THEY don't want you to know.
Bryan Bonner and Matthew Baxter are the founders of The Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society. They are not paranormal investigators, but rather, they investigate how legitimate paranormal claims made by others actually are. Their presentation was very informative and entertaining--including 'exorcisms' and live cold readings. I was lucky enough to get to photograph the event. From the behind-the-scenes to the actual demonstration.
Seats filled up fast!
Bryan & Baxter had some discussions with a small group in the reception room.
Professor Sheldon Helms introduced Bryan & Baxter. They engaged the audience with some fun and interesting exercises involved with their talk.
Bryan & Baxter had challenged a few popular internet videos reporting to have real ghosts or aliens in them and made their own to prove how false the originals are.
They also showed the secrets of Mind-readers by presenting cold readings, anyone can do it!
The highlight, and probably the funniest and most entertaining part of this presentation, is when Bryan and Baxter preformed a live 'exorcism' on the Psychology club's Vice President, Sabor Ahmed. Baxter began by jabbing Sabor, with a christian cross. haha. They then proceeded on 'extracting' the demon within Sabor.
After the show, Bryan & Baxter signed autographs and had some quick conversations with audience members.
The club President painted her nails green and black for the event! and now, few behind the scenes shots :) Professor Helms looking sharp. Excitement before the event! After setup, break! Our Vice Prez hard at work, double checking our lists! Brochures hot and ready to go!