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.
Where the UFO Conspiracy Theories Roam
The International UFO Congress has been taking place each March in Laughlin, Nevada, for fourteen years and I had yet to...
As the destruction became clear from the recent tsunami in southern Asia, claims surfaced of strange events associated with it.
With the recent devastating and remarkable assault on Florida by one destructive hurricane after another, some are...
Tunguska 1, Roswell 0
This past summer, the Tunguska Space Phenomenon Foundation, led by Yuri Labvin, headed off into the wilds of the vast...
Mysterious objects filmed by the Mexican military in March 2004 created a flurry of excitement and strange claims.
Heads up—the End of the World is coming again!
Some places are reputed to be "UFO Hot Spots," and the San Luis Valley is one of them.
Sheaffer covers a Santa Clara convention of conspiracy theorists
UFOlogy in America
In 1998, major media outlets were suddenly filled with accounts that an scientists had taken a fresh look at the UFO question.
Many readers of this magazine will no doubt recall the 1988 fiasco of so-called “memory water”...
June 24 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the day UFOs were discovered, or else invented, whichever you prefer.
When a UFO supposedly crashed on Long Island and was being covered up by the authorities, we brought you the story.
Nevada appears to have pulled off another minor miracle, transforming a barren stretch of desert road into a tourist destination
Researchers looking into the causes of breast cancer may have overlooked the most obvious cause of all: the wearing of bras.
The American practice of "recovering memories" of unspeakable abuse has leaped the Atlantic, and the Pacific as well.