The Mirror in the Last Haunted House

The Mirror in the Last Haunted House

by Benjamin Radford
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 27.1

I sought a pure, genuinely foreign experience, something unmistakably supernatural that could not be the product of a tired mind, a mild hallucination, or a half-forgotten memory of a scary film scene…

The New Zealand Moa: From Extinct Bird to Cryptid

The New Zealand Moa: From Extinct Bird to Cryptid

by Joe Nickell
Skeptical Briefs · Investigative Files · Volume 27.1

Cryptids are of two types: either (1) unknown species, such as Bigfoot or at one time the Mountain Gorilla; or (2) known species that supposedly become extinct but may have survived and could be rediscovered.

Los campos electromagnéticos ¿pueden crear fantasmas?

by Ben Radford, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Skeptical Inquirer · Skeptical Inquiree · Volume 41.3

Si usted está seguro de que los fantasmas son reales (y no el producto de alucinaciones inducidas por CMEs), no hay lógica ni razón alguna para usar un dispositivo para detectar dichos CMEs.

Curated Crowdsourcing in UFO Investigations

Curated Crowdsourcing in UFO Investigations

by Mick West
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 27.1

Since this flying object was unidentified, the video footage ended up at the Committee for Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA), the official UFO investigating body of the Chilean DGAC.

TIES Weekly Update–May 16 and May 23, 2017

TIES Weekly Update–May 16 and May 23, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
Special Articles · TIES
May 25, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

Maria Konnikova Wins Critical Thinking Prize from CSI for “The Confidence Game”

Maria Konnikova Wins Critical Thinking Prize from CSI for “The Confidence Game”

Press Releases
May 18, 2017

In her acclaimed bestselling book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It…Every Time, New Yorker staff writer Maria Konnikova reveals the nefarious tricks of the con artist’s trade, showing us how frauds and charlatans manipulate us by playing on our vulnerabilities and what we perceive to be our best qualities.