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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.

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Philip J. Klass (1919-2005)

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

News & Comment

The man who was indisputably the most influential UFO skeptic of all time passed away August 9 at the age of 85.

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Where the UFO Conspiracy Theories Roam

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.4, July / August 2005

Psychic Vibrations

The International UFO Congress has been taking place each March in Laughlin, Nevada, for fourteen years and I had yet to...

Tsunami Conspiracies and Hollow Moons

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

Psychic Vibrations
Tsunami Conspiracies and Hollow Moons

As the destruction became clear from the recent tsunami in southern Asia, claims surfaced of strange events associated with it.

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Hurricane Osama?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

Psychic Vibrations

With the recent devastating and remarkable assault on Florida by one destructive hurricane after another, some are...

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Tunguska 1, Roswell 0

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

News & Comment

This past summer, the Tunguska Space Phenomenon Foundation, led by Yuri Labvin, headed off into the wilds of the vast...

The Campeche, Mexico ‘Infrared UFO’ Video

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.5, September / October 2004

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The Campeche, Mexico ‘Infrared UFO’ Video

Mysterious objects filmed by the Mexican military in March 2004 created a flurry of excitement and strange claims.

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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