The History Channel Mangles Project Blue Book, Mixing Fact with Fiction
On January 8, 2019, the much-awaited Project Blue Book premiered on the History television channel, which once actually showed history. It was expected to be both sensationalized and poorly acted. Those things it was. Where it exceeded expectations, however, was in the degree to which it distorted the facts of what was, in fact, a …
‘UFO Disclosure’ Fizzles Again in 2016
We recently reported (“‘UFO Disclosure’ Happening Again This Year,” September/October 2016) about the excitement being generated by rumors of imminent “UFO Disclosure.” John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, is widely known to be a believer in UFOs and aliens. With the expectation of Clinton’s victory, lobbyist Steven Bassett of Paradigm Research Group (PRG) proclaimed that …
‘Mirage Men’—Disinformation Agents Or Just A Mirage?
In UFOlogy today, the term Mirage Men is understood to signify supposed shadowy government agents who, for inscrutable reasons, are allegedly tricking the public—not by “debunking” UFOs but creating belief in UFOs and the like. The title comes from a 2010 book by the British author Mark Pilkington, Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, …
The ‘Phoenix Lights’ Become an ‘Incident’
Until now, the Phoenix Lights were simply that: they were just lights in the sky, skeptics and proponents could agree.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Saucers
A Review of How UFO’s Conquered the World by David Clarke
The Trent UFO Photos—‘Best’ of All Time—Finally Busted?
Once again, farmer Paul Trent’s famous UFO photos from McMinnville, Oregon, are a hot topic in UFOlogy.
UFO Hoaxes? There’s an App for That!
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.
Robert A. Steiner (1934-2013)
Magician and skeptic Robert A. Steiner died on January 4, 2013 in a nursing home in Concord, California, at age 78. A longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay area, Steiner was a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and spoke at several CSI(COP) conferences.
A review of Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is to Come by Whitley Strieber.