Strategies for Solving Mysteries

August 18, 2023

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland, Oregon

Kenny Biddle, Chief Investigator for the Center for Inquiry

Kenny combines his spirit of fun, high energy and story telling with expertise in photography and critical thinking to ghosts and ghost hunting to tell us about his investigative experiences. Ghosts may be old-school skepticism, but they are still a great topic to apply critical thinking. Kenny has been investigating (and solving) mysteries for over two decades. His investigations have entailed everything from debunking ghost hunting gadgets and famous haunted houses to exposing psychics and recreating photographic “evidence” of the afterlife.

Kenny Biddle is the Chief Investigator for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and a CSI fellow. He is a former ghost hunter turned science enthusiast and skeptical activist. He routinely investigates various claims of the paranormal: psychic superpowers, ghost hunting gadgets, eerie photos, spooky videos, monsters, and UFOs sightings—oh my! His investigations are featured in his Skeptical Inquirer column “A Closer Look,” as well as his video series, Ghosts in the Machine. Kenny hosts a weekly livestream show, the Skeptical Help Bar, every Friday night, where he blends skepticism and science with the atmosphere of a local bar. Kenny frequently hosts workshops on how to deconstruct and understand paranormal photography/video and lectures on his methods to investigate (and solve) various mysteries and how to approach and engage with people of opposing beliefs.

This talk is free and open to the public. No-host bar and food available.