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.
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.
National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs—‘Investigation as Farce’
Aztec Saucer Crash Story Rises from the Dead?
A review of The Aztec Incident by Scott Ramsey, Suzanne Ramsey, Frank Thayer, and Frank Warren.
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Flying Saucer or Fly: The Case UFO Skeptics Have Been Dreading?
Join the Boycott to Protest the CIA Cover-Up of President Obama’s Trips to Mars
Disclosure by the Dozens
UFOs? Yes. Crashes and Conspiracies? No.
A review of UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities by John B. Alexander
He Lets Other People Make Up Stories for Him
A review of The Real Men in Black by Nick Redfern
Comet Elenin “Self-Destructs”— Doomsday Postponed Again!
UFO Mothership and Fleet over London
Commie Nazi Saucer Crashed at Roswell
He Sees Dead People
A review of The Key: A True Encounter by Whitley Strieber
2012: Peter Gersten’s ‘Leap of Faith’
‘Unexplained’ Cases —Only If You Ignore All Explanations
A review of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean.
As is often the case, conflicting and confusing accounts of the UFO incident make it difficult to determine exactly what happened.
I remember being awestruck to have the opportunity to meet, and get to know, this soft-spoken, extraordinary man.
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The Pseudoscience of Anti-Anti-UFOlogy
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Nazi Saucers and Antigravity
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Jon Beckjord, Advocate of a Paranormal Bigfoot (1939-2008)
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Alien Peeping Tom—Film at Eleven
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The Fallacy of Misplaced Rationalism
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Electric Asteroid Zaps Earth
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Alien Ghosts at Roswell
Can a pseudoscientific documentary be so insulting that even the cable channel planning to run it turns it down?