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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 26.1

Spring 2016

Did Joseph Smith Predict Doomsday?

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 26.1, Spring 2016

My inclusion of Joseph Smith as a failed doomsday prophet was not intended to disparage the Mormon faith but instead a historical fact based on Smith’s own writings.

A Guide to Ghost Hunting Guidebooks: NO MORE! Please! (Part 1)

by Sharon Hill
Volume 26.1, Spring 2016

Book Review

No ghost handbook has ever led anyone to catch and identify ghosts; they can only lead you to interpret something as a ghost.

Otherwordly: Mysteries of Newfoundland and Labrador

Otherwordly: Mysteries of Newfoundland and Labrador

by Joe Nickell
Volume 26.1, Spring 2016

Investigative Files

According to the tale, if one were driving at night from Deer Lake toward the city of Corner Brook one might encounter “a woman in a white dress.”

Twice the Skepticism: An Interview with the Evil Twins

Twice the Skepticism: An Interview with the Evil Twins

by Gurmukh Mongia
Volume 26.1, Spring 2016

Skeptical Podcasts

The Evil Twin Podcast is a loosely structured show involving twins Brad and Thad exploring, as they put it, the strange underbelly of “belief” in American culture and what it means to identify with various beliefs.