Why do People Believe in the Malign Supernatural?

Deborah Hyde

Thursday, March 24 2011 at 7:30PM

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76-78A Kings Road, Reading, RG1 3BJ

Deborah Hyde

What's the talk about?

Deborah's talk is on the cultural and physiological aspects of the religious and superstitious experience and she’ll answer such questions as:
- When do the dead chew in their graves?
- Why do vampires strike in autumn?
- Why do ghosts live in electric clocks?

Deborah Hyde is the newly-appointed Managing Editor of The Skeptic magazine and one of the organisers of Westminster Skeptics.

She has been writing about the folklore of the macabre for eighteen years. She blogs as Jourdemayne on the themes of magic and supernatural belief, regularly syndicating the ‘The Lay Scientist’ and ‘The Pod Delusion’. She is writing a book called Unnatural Predators which will get published one day when she gets a minute or two to finish it.

Deborah's daytime, grown-up job is a makeup effects coordinator in the film industry – more vampires and zombies, then.