Benjamin Radford is a scientific paranormal investigator, a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, and author or co-author of six books and over a thousand articles on skepticism, critical thinking, and science literacy. His newest book is The Martians Have Landed: A History of Media Panics and Hoaxes. Radford is also a columnist for Discovery News and LiveScience.com.
Psychic Detectives Fail in the Real World but Succeed on TV
Charles Capel was last seen alive May 20, 2004, the night before he wandered away from his home in Oxford Township in Ohio.
Radford and Gaeddert examine the truth behind two Hollywood ghost stories, The Amityville Horror and White Noise.
Psychics (Don’t) Explain Missing September 11
While going though files on psychics a few months ago, I came across a newspaper article listing annual psychic predictions...
Critics Ravage ‘Hoax’ New Age
An independent film directed and produced by followers of the New Age channeller/guru J.Z. Knight...
Senate Intelligence Committee Highlights Need for Skeptical Inquiry
On July 9, 2004, a bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its inquiry into America's...
Fortuneteller Allowed at Fair Despite Law
Loretta Adams, a self-described "psychic consultant," requested a permit to open a booth at the 2004 Kane County Fair...
Prayers, Psychics Fail to Find Missing Women
Prayers and psychics have failed to recover a Brigham Young University student who has been missing since May 24, 2004.
New Details Emerge About Psychic’s Airline Bomb Threat Tip
As reported in the July/August issue of Skeptical Inquirer, a self-described psychic suggested that...
September 2, 2004
The new Exorcist film scared up some $18.2 million on its opening last weekend but has garnered universally horrific reviews.
The most famous photograph of a monster in Lake Champlain was taken in 1977.
The question of Bigfoot's existence comes down to the claim that "Where there's smoke there's fire."
We've all seen U-Haul trucks on our road and highways. Up until about ten years ago, the trucks were pretty boring...
In this issue Paul Kurtz asks how far critical thinking can be extended, what areas logical inquiry applies to...
CSICOP was founded in 1976 by SUNY philosophy professor Paul Kurtz, and grew over the years with the support of luminaries...
In 1997, an episode of the cartoon Pokémon allegedly induced seizures in thousands of Japanese children
Ben Radford's review of The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story! By Jan Harold Brunvand
Review of 'The FIeld Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mysterious Primates Worldwide'
According to the Washington Post, the FBI used a psychic in an attempt to determine the cause of the TWA Flight 800 crash.
In September 1996 a woman approached Tene, who was offering tarot readings for $15 in the back of a restaurant.
Someone has taken most of your brain away and you probably didn't even know it.