What if the "unexplained" could be explained? It seems we have always had a curious fascination with the paranormal and fringe science. It has been a popular topic in mainstream media for decades. The movie industry alone has awarded it its own genre, the notion that ghosts, ghouls, demons and those who possess the uncanny ability to tap into some unseen, supernatural force continues to titillate audiences, everywhere. But it's not just the entertainment industry that profits from this popular concept. Each year, millions of men and women flock to those who portend to have some sixth-sense ability - an ability to talk to the dead, read your palm, read your cards...or your mind. But, what if it was all an illusion. Any magician who chooses to reveal his or her methods will be the first to tell you - magic, ultimately is nothing more than refined illusion, and when a master at the illusory meets someone who desperately needs to believe in magic, the hoax is born.
The Independent Investigations Group or (IIG) as it's known by its hundreds of members throughout the United States was devised to do just that - to investigate and to think skeptically and critically about arcane claims. As it's own Mission Statement claims,
The IIG investigates fringe science, paranormal and extraordinary claims from a rational, scientific viewpoint, and disseminates factual information about such inquiries to the public.
For as one of it's own long-time members reminds us, it takes great effort, courage and practice to think critically, but in doing so, you have taken one step closer to the truth.