More Options

Show Print-Only Articles

Joe Nickell

Joe Nickell's photo

Joe Nickell, Ph.D., is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and "Investigative Files" Columnist for Skeptical Inquirer. A former stage magician, private investigator, and teacher, he is author of numerous books, including Inquest on the Shroud of Turin (1998), Pen, Ink and Evidence (2003), Unsolved History (2005) and Adventures in Paranormal Investigation (2007). He has appeared in many television documentaries and has been profiled in The New Yorker and on NBC's Today Show. His personal website is at joenickell.com.

Psychics Blind in Investment Scandal

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 25, 2009
Buffalo-area "psychics" fail to foresee doom

US Government’s UFOs

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 18, 2009
UFOs become IFOs--from the U.S. government.

Levy Case a Psychic Failure

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 10, 2009
"Psychics" useless in Chandra Levy case

The New Snake Oil

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 4, 2009
Alternative Medicine: acupuncture or quackapuncture?

Searching for Vampire Graves

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Investigative Files
Searching for Vampire Graves

It should not be surprising that there have been instances of reputed vampirism in the United States.

Cagliostro: ‘Quack of Quacks’

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.1, March 2009

Investigative Files

While on a five-country investigative tour of Europe in 2007, I twice came upon historic residences of the master deceiver...

Pope’s ‘Holy War’ Against Pseudo-Mystics

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 24, 2009
Pope’s "Holy War" Against Pseudo-Mystics New guidelines to employ science, dogma, superstition.

Friday the Thirteenth

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 12, 2009
The supposedly jinxed date is just another day.

Miracle on the Hudson

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 10, 2009
A "miraculous" rescue is actually nothing of the sort.

Haunted Wedding Dress

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 4, 2009
Pennsylvania mansion’s animated gown has rational explanation.

Bigfoot Bozos

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 28, 2009
Georgia “clowns” ineptly reprise frozen-Sasquatch hoax.

‘Witch’ Killings Continue

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 23, 2009
"Witch" killings continue with the burning of a suspected witch in Papua New Guinea, a delusion continues.

“Miraculous Elián” Returns?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 9, 2009
The controversy over Elián Gonzáles--who was once deemed miraculous--is to resume during attorney general confirmation hearings.

Return to Roswell

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

Investigative Files
Return to Roswell

The crash of a UFO near Roswell, New Mexico has been explained as something much more mundane: a balloon-borne device.

Exorcism: The Devil’s in the Details

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 30, 2008

Joe Nickell Exorcises the Nonsense out of Reverend Larson

December 29, 2008

CNN Interview with Joe Nickell and Reverend Bob Larsen

Lourdes Medical Bureau Rebels

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 25, 2008
The international medical bureau at Lourdes, the Catholic healing shrine, will no longer designate cases "miraculous."

Demjanjuk: ‘Ivan the Bloody’

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 16, 2008
Germany justified in seeking U.S.'s extradition of Nazi death-camp guard Ivan "John" Demjanjuk for Holocaust war crimes.

‘Hex’ Signs: Searching for the Magic

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

Investigative Files
‘Hex’ Signs: Searching for the Magic

My introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch "hex" signs came when I was a teenager running my own sign-painting business...

Available in the Print Edition. Subscribe Here.

Lighthouse Specters

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

Investigative Files

Remote sentinels on rocky shores, lighthouses have been called "America's castles." Certainly, they are places of scenic...

Padre Pio: Wonderworker or Charlatan?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

Special Report
Padre Pio: Wonderworker or Charlatan?

Of the twentieth century's two most famous stigmatics, both were suspected of fraud, but Pio went on to be canonized in 2002.

Grilled-Cheese Madonna

Skeptical Briefs Volume 18.3, September 2008

Investigative Files
Grilled-Cheese Madonna

It has become the quintessential holy image to appear on an item of food: the Virgin Mary on a grilled-cheese sandwich.

Charles Fort: Purveyor of the Unprobed

Skeptical Briefs Volume 18.3, September 2008

Book Review

Review of Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural.

Photoghosts: Images of the Spirit Realm?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

Book Review

Review of Ghosts Caught on Film: Photographs of the Paranormal By Melvyn Willin.

A Skeleton’s Tale: The Origins of Modern Spiritualism

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

Investigative Files
A Skeleton’s Tale: The Origins of Modern Spiritualism

At the home of a blacksmith named John Fox, strange rapping noises began to occur in the bedroom of Fox's young daughters...

Catching Ghosts

Skeptical Briefs Volume 18.2, June 2008

Investigative Files
Catching Ghosts

Despite the popular antics of inept "ghost hunters," ghosts continue to remain elusive.

Available in the Print Edition. Subscribe Here.

Sir Edmund Hillary, Explorer, Skeptic (1919-2008)

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

News & Comment

The conqueror of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, who died January 11, 2008, was a man of many famous exploits.

Eucharistic ‘Miracles’

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.3, May / June 2008

Investigative Files
Eucharistic ‘Miracles’

Did an incident that reportedly occurred in Turin, Italy, in 1453 offer unimpeachable evidence of the supernatural?

Entombed Alive!

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

Investigative Files
Entombed Alive!

It is a horrifying concept: being buried—or walled-up—alive. Fears of such possibilities were once rife.

Werewolves—or Weren’t?

Skeptical Briefs Volume 18.1, March 2008

Investigative Files
Werewolves—or Weren’t?

Among those creatures that inhabit the night, or at least the nightmares of the credulous, are vampires, zombies, and werewolves

Page 12 of 16 pages « First  <  10 11 12 13 14 >  Last »