Robert Sheaffer's "Psychic Vibrations" column has appeared in the Skeptical Inquirer for the past thirty years. He is also author of UFO Sightings: The Evidence (Prometheus 1998). He blogs at www.badUFOs.com.
Until now, the Phoenix Lights were simply that: they were just lights in the sky, skeptics and proponents could agree.
MUFON Gets into the Bigfoot Business
‘UFO Disclosure’ Happening Again This Year
New X-Files Renews Cover-Up Conspiracy Claims
Missiles and Saucers
A Review of How UFO's Conquered the World by David Clarke
Hanging Out with Hangar 1
Invasion of the Pod People
The Rendle-Sham Case: Phony and Phonier
The ‘Roswell Slides’ Fiasco: UFOlogy’s Biggest Black Eye
UFO Conspiracies at the UFO Congress
Were Half of Recently Declassified UFO Reports CIA Flights?
Once again, farmer Paul Trent’s famous UFO photos from McMinnville, Oregon, are a hot topic in UFOlogy.
Scientist Photographs Plastic Alien at Area 51
JAL 1628: Capt. Terauchi’s Marvelous ‘Spaceship’
Carl Sagan, Laurance Rockefeller, and UFOs
MUFON Jumps the Shark
Earthquake Lights Shine Again!
Saucer, Saucer, Who’s Got the Saucer?
A review of Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson, by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt.
Between a Beer Joint and a Highway Warning Sign: The ‘Classic’ Cash-Landrum Case Unravels
Australian Man Films Giant Glowing Object in the Sky and Then Deletes Comments Explaining What It Is
Delving into the Abduction Files
A review of The Alien Abduction Files by Kathleen Marden and Denise Stone
I knew that it was possible to create all manner of digital UFOs in photographs. What I did not realize was just how easy it has become.
You Can’t Possibly Be Sirius!
UFOs in the Desert, 2013
Is Interstellar Travel ‘Preposterous’?
UFOs Infest Denver, Says Fox TV Affiliate
A review of Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is to Come by Whitley Strieber.
Smithsonian-Affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum Promised to Reveal ‘UFO Secrets’
January 8, 2013
Magician and skeptic Robert A. Steiner died on January 4, 2013 in a nursing home in Concord, California, at age 78. A longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay area, Steiner was a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and spoke at several CSI(COP) conferences.