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Robert Sheaffer is a writer with a lifelong interest in astronomy and the question of life on other worlds. He is one of the leading skeptical investigators of UFOs, a founding member of the UFO Subcommittee of the well-known Committee for Skeptical Inquiry ( formerly CSICOP) . He is also a founding director and past Chairman of the Bay Area Skeptics, a local skeptics' group in the San Francisco Bay area.
Mr. Sheaffer is the author of UFO Sightings (Prometheus Books, 1998), The Making of the Messiah (Prometheus Books, 1991), and has appeared on many radio and TV programs. His writings and reviews have appeared in such diverse publications as OMNI, Scientific American, Spaceflight, Astronomy, The Humanist, Free Inquiry, Reason, and others. He is a regular columnist for The Skeptical Inquirer. He is a contributor to the book Extraterrestrials - Where Are They? (Pergamon Press, Hart and Zuckerman, editors), which Science magazine called "one of the most interesting and important of the decade." He has written the article on UFOs for Prometheus Book's Encyclopedia of the Paranormal, as well as for the Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia. He has been an invited speaker at the Smithsonian UFO Symposium in Washington, DC, at the National UFO Conferences held in New York City and in Phoenix, as well as at the First World Skeptics' Congress in Buffalo, New York.
Mr. Sheaffer lives near San Diego, California. He has worked as a data communications engineer in the Silicon Valley, and sings in professional opera productions. His website is www.debunker.com , and his Blog is www.BadUFOs.com .
Skeptical Giggles from the Skeptical Inquirer
At Last – A Skeptical Book that’s not just Informative, but FUN to read!
“Lots of Healthy Laughs... I repeatedly scribbled out phrases and
notes... I highly recommend that you invest in a copy.”
- James “The Amazing” Randi, SWIFT Blog
“A small treasury of gems... Highly entertaining way to get your
eyes out on sticks” - Peter Brookesmith, Fortean Times (UK)
For more than thirty years, Robert Sheaffer’s Psychic Vibrations column has been entertaining readers of The Skeptical Inquirer, while keeping them informed of weird developments in the “science” of UFOs, psychic research, Cryptozoology, etc. Those columns are gathered together here, organized by subject, to inform and amuse the reader. With 150 humorous illustrations by cartoonist Rob Pudim
A scientific expedition searches for Mermaids in the South Pacific.
A Saucer Crashes – in Central Park!
A mad UFOlogist tries to poison local officials by spreading radioactive materials around them because he thinks they’re covering up a UFO crash!
Sure, you can read about Alien Crop Circles in plenty of books. But where else can you read about:
Alien Carpet Circles, made by the indoor landing of tiny UFOs?
A secret government project hiding shocking photos - of Noah’s Ark?
Creationist attacks not only on evolution, but on heliocentrism, too?
Who teaches students to distinguish between Creation Rocks and Flood Rocks?
Which has stronger psychic powers: Uri Geller, or a dead hamster?
It’s all here, folks. Nowhere else. And it’s all true (meaning that the author didn’t make it up). And remember: “Millions of cuddly household pets are really space aliens.”
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Robert Sheaffer is a fellow of CSICOP/CSI, and a longtime skeptical investigator of UFO claims. His website is www.debunker.com, and his blog is at www.BadUFOs.com .
- Publication Date:
- Mar 28 2012
- 1463601573 / 9781463601577
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects