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The Missing Airmen of Charles Fort’s Wild Talents

From the archives, Paul Chambers investigates the bizarre case of the vanishing airmen in Chapter 17 of Charles Fort’s Wild Talents.

The UK dumping raw sewage into rivers is nothing new – sadly, too many other countries do it

Plenty of headlines have claimed Britain's sewage issue is Brexit-related, but in reality it's not a new problem, and not just a British problem

Mrs Gaskell’s Elephant: the true story of a hoax

From the archives, Chris Willis writes about a hoax elephant story which fooled several experts on nineteenth-century culture.

Is the US government worried about UFOs? Or is that just what THEY want you to think?

Before the media report on the US government's interest in UFOs, they ought to take a look at whose making UFO claims - and who is funding them

Obituary: Lewis Jones – magician, writer, teacher, and skeptic

Mike Hutchinson, long time contributor to The Skeptic says farewell to the magazine's former columnist Lewis Jones, who died in September.

The Ockham Awards 2021: honouring the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2021 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Those who define as ‘post-tribal’ forget that we all have communities – and biases

Humans form in-groups on the thinnest of pretexts - it's better to acknowledge the communities we're in than to delude ourselves in thinking we are 'post-tribal'

Making UFOlogy History: Roswell, and the story of Betty and Barney Hill

From the archives, David Clarke reviews classic UFO cases 60 years after the birth of UFOlogy: the Roswell incident, and Betty and Barney Hill

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