Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Surveillance vs Stalking

Is there a difference?

Well, in a nutshell, if it is something *you* do, it is probably stalking whereas if it is something *I* do, it's surveillance.

Or stalking by proxy.

How does that work, you ask?

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Bullshit Files - Psychic Investigations & Remote Viewing

Often people come to us when they are emotionally vulnerable and at a low point in their lives. Sometimes these people seek out other avenues they perceive can help solve their problems and there are plenty of vultures waiting out there to pick on the carcasses of the desperate.

Psychic 'Investigators', for a start.

The very thought that these charlatans are out there touting for business and offering false hope makes me angry. What makes me angrier is that they have even become mainstream through such television shows as Sensing Murder.

I'd like to point out that Sensing Murder has failed to solve any case in any country the series format has run. 

None. Nada. Nil. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

Quite a track record there.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tales of the Bizarre #1

It was early evening and a fairly routine enquiry took me to a modest house on the edge of town. Little did I know what horrors lurked behind the peaceful facade of idyllic suburbia.

After knocking on the door I noticed, through the frosted glass, someone approaching wearing what appeared to be a close-fitting brownish ensemble. When the door opened, however, I was confronted by a naked Rodney Dangerfield.

Well, it wasn't Rodney Dangerfield although he certainly had more than a passing resemblance to him. That wasn't the first thing that occupied my thoughts, no, it was the shock of all that wrinkly skin on display. You will recall, Dear Reader, that I said he was *naked*  right?

Okay, technically, he wasn't completely naked either but his very brief briefs, or possibly a male g-string (I didn't want to continue with further enquiries in that direction thank you), didn't really conceal a lot. I don't know what the point of that little bit of cloth was, it certainly wasn't for "modesty".

And what are you supposed to say when a more or less naked 63yo man cordially invites you into his house?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Tinfoil Helmet Brigade

Sooner or later, Dear Reader, we Private Investigators will be sought out by a particular type of individual. One that wears tin-foil hats or believes they are being followed by black helicopters and the like.

Surprisingly, these types of individuals are not all too uncommon. I receive several such enquiries a year from people who believe they are receiving messages directly into their brain or are otherwise harassed by some conspiratorial global organisation.

Newsflash, MK-ULTRA has been abandoned people! It must be true, the CIA said so.