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Skeptical Inquirer — Psychic Vibrations

UFO Hoaxes? There’s an App for That!

UFO Hoaxes? There’s an App for That!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

Psychic Vibrations

I knew that it was possible to create all manner of digital UFOs in photographs. What I did not realize was just how easy it has become.

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You Can’t Possibly Be Sirius!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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UFOs in the Desert, 2013

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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Is Interstellar Travel ‘Preposterous’?

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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UFOs Infest Denver, Says Fox TV Affiliate

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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Smithsonian-Affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum Promised to Reveal ‘UFO Secrets’

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

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National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs—‘Investigation as Farce’

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 36.6, November/December 2012

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‘Top Ten’ UFO Case: Yukon, Canada, 1996—Busted!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

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Flying Saucer or Fly: The Case UFO Skeptics Have Been Dreading?

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 36.4, July/August 2012

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Join the Boycott to Protest the CIA Cover-Up of President Obama’s Trips to Mars

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 36.3, May/June 2012

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Disclosure by the Dozens

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 36.2, March/April 2012

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Comet Elenin “Self-Destructs”— Doomsday Postponed Again!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

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UFO Mothership and Fleet over London

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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Commie Nazi Saucer Crashed at Roswell

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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2012: Peter Gersten’s ‘Leap of Faith’

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

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Abductology Implodes

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

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Hovering UFO Closes Chinese Airport

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

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As is often the case, conflicting and confusing accounts of the UFO incident make it difficult to determine exactly what happened.

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Famous Socorro ‘UFO Landing’ a Student Prank?

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 34.2, March / April 2010

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The famous Socorro "UFO landing" case of April 24, 1964, has been proclaimed by leading UFOlogists, such as Jacques Valle and the late J. Allen Hynek, as...

NASA Tries to Bomb Star Visitors

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

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NASA may have most people convinced that its purpose in crashing the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) into the Moon on October 9, 2009...

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The Pseudoscience of Anti-Anti-UFOlogy

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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Stanton Friedman critiques Joe Nickell's article "Return to Roswell" by noting that Nickell is a former magician...

Bigelow’s Aerospace and Saucer Emporium

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

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Perhaps you've seen news stories about Bigelow Aerospace, founded by Las Vegas real estate millionaire Robert Bigelow.

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Nazi Saucers and Antigravity

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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For decades there have been rumors about alleged "Nazi flying saucers," supposedly developed during the closing days of WWII.

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Alien Peeping Tom—Film at Eleven

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

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The world was startled on May 28 when a Denver man claimed he was going to show a video of a "living, breathing alien."

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The Fallacy of Misplaced Rationalism

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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There seem to be so many fallacious arguments making the rounds these days that it would be surprising if skeptics were...

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Alien Ghosts at Roswell

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

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Can a pseudoscientific documentary be so insulting that even the cable channel planning to run it turns it down?

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Betty Hill’s Last Hurrah

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 31.5, September / October 2007

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A Secret UFO Symposium in New Hampshire

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First They Came for Darwin, Then They Came for Copernicus and Galileo…

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 31.4, July / August 2007

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A recent mass mailing was sent to thousands of addresses in California asking "Have Scientists Been Wrong for 400 Years?"

The Incredible Bouncing Cow

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

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When aliens return cows after they have finished mutilating them, do the cows bounce when they hit the ground?

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The Flashlight of the Gods

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

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Now that the crashed saucers seem to have replaced alien abductions as the "gold standard" of UFOlogical excitement...

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Time Flies LIke an Arrow, but Fruit Flies like Bilked Bananas

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

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At the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...

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The Internet: A Shining Beacon of Truth

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 30.4, July / August 2006

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Where have all the UFOs gone? In recent months, three widely read articles have been published by thoughtful observers...

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Loon Season in Canada

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

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Paul Hellyer was Canada's Defence Minister from 1963-1967 under Prime Minister Lester Pearson, as well as later serving...

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Will Hack for Extraterrestrials

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

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London's Gary McKinnon, recently arrested for computer crimes, has been described as "the world's biggest computer hacker."

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Where the UFO Conspiracy Theories Roam

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 29.4, July / August 2005

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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

Tsunami Conspiracies and Hollow Moons

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 29.3, May / June 2005

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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?

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 29.1, January / February 2005

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

Toutatis Threatens Totally

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 28.4, July / August 2004

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

UFOs Hot and Cold

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 27.5, September / October 2003

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

Conspire This!

Conspire This!

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

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Sheaffer covers a Santa Clara convention of conspiracy theorists

ET, You’ve Got Mail

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 24.2, March / April 2000

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UFOlogy in America

E-mailed Antigens and Iridium’s Iridescence

E-mailed Antigens and Iridium’s Iridescence

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 22.1, January / February 1998

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

The Truth Is, They Never Were ‘Saucers’

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 21.5, September / October 1997

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

Implants and Gurus Are Everywhere

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 21.1, January / February 1997

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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

Travels on the Extraterrestrial Highway

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 20.5, September / October 1996

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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

by Robert Sheaffer
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

Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans

by Robert Sheaffer
Volume 19.4, July / August 1995

Psychic Vibrations

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