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James McGaha

Astronomer James McGaha is director of the Grasslands Observatory, Tucson, Arizona. He is a pilot and retired U.S. Air Force major, a longtime evaluator of UFO reports and claims, and a scientific consultant to the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

The Valentich Disappearance: Another UFO Cold Case Solved

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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The Valentich Disappearance: Another UFO Cold Case Solved

What did he see? The missing piece of the puzzle in a strange ‘UFO’ case involving the crash of a young pilot off Australia has been identified.

‘Exeter Incident’ Solved! A Classic UFO Case, Forty-Five Years ‘Cold’

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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‘Exeter Incident’ Solved! A Classic UFO Case, Forty-Five Years ‘Cold’

One of the great unsolved UFO cases—which provoked endless controversy between True Believers and Doubting Thomases—has at long last succumbed to investigation. The 1965 Exeter mystery is now explained.

The Trained Observer of Unusual Things in the Sky (UFOs?)

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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Listed here are examples of basic knowledge needed to identify a UFO--important factors no trained observer would lack.

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