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Ghostbuster Girls! (issue #46)

Junior Skeptic cover


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Junior Skeptic can be found within this issue of Skeptic magazine.

in this issue

Ghostbuster Girls!
  • An Uphill Battle;
  • Speaking with the Dead?;
  • Mary Sullivan;
  • Fight for the Right to Vote;
  • Police Pioneers;
  • Detective Sullivan v. Psychics;
  • Psychic Crackdown;
  • Unlikely Alliance;
  • Medicine and the Law: Feminist Trailblazers Battle Each Other;
  • Career Debunker;
  • The Work Goes On.

Written by Daniel Loxton. Cover by Daniel Loxton. Interior art by Daniel Loxton and Jim WW Smith.

from the Introduction


I’m Daniel, the Editor of Junior Skeptic. In this issue, we’ll look at two women who worked during the first half of the twentieth century.

Both Mary Sullivan and Rose Mackenberg did hard core skeptical investigations. Both worked in law enforcement, catching fake psychic crooks—and putting them behind bars. And yet, both women are almost completely forgotten today. Who were these skeptics—and why did they do what they did?

Let’s find out!

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