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.
Teen in Aruba, Others Still Missing Despite Psychics
Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared in the early hours of May 30, 2005, while on vacation in the Dutch Caribbean...
Center for Inquiry Granted Representation at the United Nations
CFI, which is the parent organization of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal,,,
Plane Crash Survival: Miracle or Skill and Science?
On August 2, 2005, amid heavy rain and lightning, Air France Flight 358 from Paris, France, to Toronto, Canada, crashed.
October 25, 2005
While children dress up as scary creatures and trick-or-treat, parents, police, and medical centers follow another ritual.
September 3, 2005
In April (2005) a Manitoba ferry operator videotaped a large, dark, indistinct creature moving along a riverbank.
Questioning the Obesity Myth
Review of The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health. By Paul Campos.
Isaac Newton, Astrologer?
Are astrologers correct in saying that Isaac Newton believed in, and practiced, astrology?
Deadly Rituals: Nun Dies During Convent Exorcism
An exorcism at a convent in me small Romanian town of Tanacu resulted in the death of Maricica Irina Cornici...
September 1, 2005
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is about a priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of a nineteen-year-old woman.
Seeking a Sixth Sense
Following the December 26, 2004, Asian tsunami, many media reports said that animals and aboriginal tribesmen somehow sensed...
‘World’s Most Documented Psychic’ Fails to Find Abducted Granddaughter
On the afternoon of April 12, 2005, six-week-old Graciana Heughan was abducted from a Children's Aid Society office in Toronto.
Our Lady of the Underpass
Thousands of Roman Catholics have made an impromptu shrine of another unlikely spot, this time a Chicago underpass...
Police, Psychics Search for ‘Abducted’ Runaway Bride
Jennifer Wilbanks, 32, vanished from her Duluth, Georgia, home on April 26, 2005. The long-distance runner, who was to be...
One frustrating things about dealing with alleged psychics is the lack of opportunity to pin them down to explain their failures
Ringing False Alarms: Skepticism and Media Scares
The American public gets from its news media a steady stream of "wake up calls" to panic over— daily or weekly alerts of...
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