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Bringing Levitation Down to Earth

Bringing Levitation Down to Earth

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 27.2, Summer 2017

I’m not sure that human levitation exists—much less that it’s attributable to a mind-body connection (or quantum physics)—but overall I enjoyed speaking with Grosso and reviewing his book.

Roswell UFO ‘Strange Metal’ Mystery

Roswell UFO ‘Strange Metal’ Mystery

by Joe Nickell
Volume 27.2, Summer 2017

Investigative Files

The evidence is overwhelming that the supposed “flying saucer” material was—although a novelty at the time—purely of terrestrial origin.

Reflections on Krauss’s The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

Reflections on Krauss’s The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 27.2, Summer 2017

Skepticism and Science

Lawrence Krauss’ The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far was published by Atria Books in the beginning of March. Learn more about it in this article.

The Mirror in the Last Haunted House

The Mirror in the Last Haunted House

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 27.1, Spring 2017

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
Volume 27.1, Spring 2017

Investigative Files

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.

Curated Crowdsourcing in UFO Investigations

Curated Crowdsourcing in UFO Investigations

by Mick West
Volume 27.1, Spring 2017

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.

For What It’s Worth

by Mark Edward
Volume 26.4, Winter 2016/2017

We have a glut of non-information. Most of it coming from people who have a proprietary interest in self-promoting garbage they may even consciously know to be false.

George Cherrie’s 
Dark Tales

George Cherrie’s 
Dark Tales

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 26.4, Winter 2016/2017

It’s a good lesson for skeptics to question all extraordinary claims—not only from those with whom we may disagree or who may hold a different worldview, but also those whom we consider friends.

Steller’s Sea Ape:
 Identifying an Eighteenth-Century Cryptid

by Joe Nickell
Volume 26.4, Winter 2016/2017

Investigative Files

Since its appearance in 1741, a mysterious creature has remained controversial—a so-called “sea monkey” that puzzled naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.

To Be More Skeptical about Anti- Vaccination and Vitamin Supplements: An Interview with Paul Offit

To Be More Skeptical about Anti- Vaccination and Vitamin Supplements: An Interview with Paul Offit

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 26.4, Winter 2016/2017

Interviews

I think once you scare people, it’s hard to un-scare them; once you open the Pandora’s Box, it’s hard to close it.

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