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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 14.3

September 2004

Abraham Lincoln: An Instance of Alleged ‘Spirit Writing’

Abraham Lincoln: An Instance of Alleged ‘Spirit Writing’

by Joe Nickell
Volume 14.3, September 2004

Investigative Files

Modern spiritualism began in 1848 at Hydesville, New York, when two schoolgirls pretended to communicate with a ghost who...

Zheng He in the Americas and Other Unlikely Tales of Exploration and Discovery

Zheng He in the Americas and Other Unlikely Tales of Exploration and Discovery

by Mark Newbrook
Volume 14.3, September 2004

...Menzies proposes that both shores of the Pacific were extensively traveled and surveyed by the Chinese in late medieval times