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Author Michael Prescott – one of the most insightful and eloquent bloggers out there on paranormal/supernatural topics – has posted an interesting series of blog entries which take a (real) skeptical look at…skeptical reports. Michael focuses on one particular article from Skeptical Inquirer, an analysis of the NDE case of ‘Maria’, who is alleged to have seen a tennis shoe on a ledge outside a hospital while ‘out of body’. You can read through the five parts of Michael’s piece, “Who Will Watch the Watchers” via the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

It’s worthwhile reading through some of the comments to each entry as well, as there’s some additional material worth considering (supporting both positive and negative views of the case, and the skeptical report). Also, in a similar vein, check out my article from a few years ago which challenged the trustworthiness of a Skeptical Inquirer cover story on death-bed visions: “Blinded by the Light“.