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Robert Sheaffer

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.

Toutatis Threatens Totally

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.4, July / August 2004

Psychic Vibrations

Heads up—the End of the World is coming again!

UFOs Hot and Cold

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 27.5, September / October 2003

Psychic Vibrations

Some places are reputed to be "UFO Hot Spots," and the San Luis Valley is one of them.

Conspire This!

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

Psychic Vibrations
Conspire This!

Sheaffer covers a Santa Clara convention of conspiracy theorists

ET, You’ve Got Mail

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 24.2, March / April 2000

Psychic Vibrations

UFOlogy in America

Uncritical Publicity for Supposed ‘Independent UFO Investigation’ Demonstrates Media Gullibility

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 22.5, September / October 1998

News & Comment

In 1998, major media outlets were suddenly filled with accounts that an scientists had taken a fresh look at the UFO question.

E-mailed Antigens and Iridium’s Iridescence

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 22.1, January / February 1998

Psychic Vibrations
E-mailed Antigens and Iridium’s Iridescence

Many readers of this magazine will no doubt recall the 1988 fiasco of so-called “memory water”...

The Truth Is, They Never Were ‘Saucers’

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 21.5, September / October 1997

Psychic Vibrations

June 24 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the day UFOs were discovered, or else invented, whichever you prefer.

Implants and Gurus Are Everywhere

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 21.1, January / February 1997

Psychic Vibrations

When a UFO supposedly crashed on Long Island and was being covered up by the authorities, we brought you the story.

Travels on the Extraterrestrial Highway

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

Psychic Vibrations
Travels on the Extraterrestrial Highway

Nevada appears to have pulled off another minor miracle, transforming a barren stretch of desert road into a tourist destination

Bra Hazards, Carpet Circles, Lunar Aliens, and Adam’s Animals

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

Psychic Vibrations

Researchers looking into the causes of breast cancer may have overlooked the most obvious cause of all: the wearing of bras.

Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 19.4, July / August 1995

Psychic Vibrations
Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans

The American practice of "recovering memories" of unspeakable abuse has leaped the Atlantic, and the Pacific as well.

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