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James Oberg

James Oberg worked twenty-two years at NASA Mission Control in Houston, specializing in orbital rendezvous, and is now a full-time free-lance consultant, author, speaker, and examiner of space folklore. He is a founding Fellow of CSICOP and a Skeptical Inquirer consulting editor.

The Minsk UFO Case: Misperception and Exaggeration

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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The Minsk UFO Case: Misperception and Exaggeration

The 1984 Minsk sighting demonstrates how UFOs can be created from mundane phenomena.

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Russian Reports Add New Twist to Old Tunguska UFO Myth

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

A flurry of reports from Russia this summer about the discovery of fragments of an alien spaceship at the site of the 1908...

Lessons of the ‘Fake Moon Flight’ Myth

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 27.2, March / April 2003

Comment and Opinion

Depending on the opinion polls, there's a core of Apollo moon flight disbelievers within the United States

The Great East Coast UFO of August 1986

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 10.4, Summer 1986

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The Great East Coast UFO of August 1986

An Illuminating UFO case raises several interesting points.

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