Rich Robbins, associate dean of College of Arts & Sciences, will make his annual free, public presentation entitled “Ghosts and Hauntings: Decide for Yourself” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell’s MacDonald Commons.
Robbins will introduce theories of what ghosts and other related phenomena are, offer a discussion of evidence for and against the existence of ghosts — including alleged ghost photos and examples of electronic voice phenomena — and provide an introduction to ghost hunting and identification of local “hot spots.”
In addition to his higher education experience, Robbins is a certified parapsychologist who has participated in several ghost hunts, consulted on books about haunting, and has been interviewed by the media regarding ghosts and haunting.
“My role is to provide the information and educate the audience, who can then make up their own minds about ghosts and hauntings,” Robbins said. “My empirical research training and experience in social science methodology, along with my knowledge of human psychophysiology and psychology, allow me to bring an academic take on what is known as the ‘paranormal.'”