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Skeptical Briefs

The Skeptical Briefs newsletter is only available to Associate Members of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is published four times per year (in March, June, September, and December), and includes articles; news from skeptical groups across the country and around the world; and regular columnists Joe Nickell ("Investigative Files"), Lewis Jones ("Inklings"), Victor Stenger ("Reality Check"), Henry Huber ("Group News"); and Benjamin Radford ("Briefs Briefs"). It also includes a Hidden Messages puzzle in each issue by New Mexico physicist and skeptic David E. Thomas.

A Monstrous Approach to Boosting Tourism

by Scott Teel
Volume 19.2, June 2009

Cayuga Lake has all the essentials: it's long and deep (435 feet at points); it was once covered by ocean water...

The Ballad of Jed (and the Pet Psychic)

by Karen Stollznow
Volume 19.1, March 2009

Listen to my story 'bout a cat named Jed

Here’s Looking at You

by Lewis Jones
Volume 19.1, March 2009

Inklings

If you hold this page up to a mirror, the mirrored image will display text that reads from right to left instead of...

Cagliostro: ‘Quack of Quacks’

by Joe Nickell
Volume 19.1, March 2009

Investigative Files

While on a five-country investigative tour of Europe in 2007, I twice came upon historic residences of the master deceiver...

Think. Question. Grow.

by Angie McQuaig
Volume 19.1, March 2009

Camp Inquiry Engages Children in Rational Skepticism

Grilled-Cheese Madonna

Grilled-Cheese Madonna

by Joe Nickell
Volume 18.3, September 2008

Investigative Files

It has become the quintessential holy image to appear on an item of food: the Virgin Mary on a grilled-cheese sandwich.

The ‘Chemtrail Conspiracy’

by Dave Thomas
Volume 18.3, September 2008

Why are some people afraid of contrails?

Charles Fort: Purveyor of the Unprobed

by Joe Nickell
Volume 18.3, September 2008

Book Review

Review of Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural.

Will the LHC Destroy Earth?

by Victor Stenger
Volume 18.2, June 2008

Reality Check

In 2008, a suit was filed asking for a temporary restraining order prohibiting CERN from turning on the Large Hadron Collider.

Catching Ghosts

Catching Ghosts

by Joe Nickell
Volume 18.2, June 2008

Investigative Files

Despite the popular antics of inept "ghost hunters," ghosts continue to remain elusive.

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