Apr 282016
 

I am quoted in a chapter on werewolves in a new book about horror writing and Stephen King! I haven’t seen it yet, but that’s what The Google is telling me! I’ll have to check it out soon!

 

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Apr 252016
 

I was recently a guest on the Atheist Nomads show, episode 141, in which I discussed lots of things, from my chupacabra research to Mormons to Scientology. You can listen HERE.

 

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Apr 232016
 

My book Mysterious New Mexico that was featured on the front page of Wikipedia for 12 hours last week received 1,950 page views. Most of those views were not from the skeptic community, so great outreach!

 

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Apr 202016
 

Join writer and scientific paranormal investigator Benjamin Radford as he discusses the nature of “unexplained mysteries” such as ghosts, Bigfoot, crop circles, and psychic powers. What does science say about the evidence for these topics? What is the nature of the “unexplained”? Many Americans believe things for which there is little evidence and no definitive proof. Yet the issue is not one of belief but evidence: Either ghosts, Bigfoot, and psychic powers exist or they do not; if they exist, there should be scientific proof. How good is the scientific evidence for these claims? How does a science-based investigator approach these “unexplained” mysteries and separate fact from fiction? Join us to find out!

 

It’s April 20 8 to 9:30 PM PT; you can register for a nominal fee HERE. 

 

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Apr 182016
 

This Wednesday night (April 20) at 8 PM PT I’ll be presenting a 90-minute live Webinar titled “The Theory and Practice of Skeptical Investigation: An Introduction.” If you’re interested you can sign up HERE!

 

Join writer and scientific paranormal investigator Benjamin Radford as he discusses the nature of “unexplained mysteries” such as ghosts, Bigfoot, crop circles, and psychic powers. What does science say about the evidence for these topics? What is the nature of the “unexplained”? Many Americans believe things for which there is little evidence and no definitive proof. Yet the issue is not one of belief but evidence: Either ghosts, Bigfoot, and psychic powers exist or they do not; if they exist, there should be scientific proof. How good is the scientific evidence for these claims? How does a science-based investigator approach these “unexplained” mysteries and separate fact from fiction? Join us to find out!

Apr 082016
 

I appeared on “Good Morning New Mexico” talking about my new book “Bad Clowns.” It was fun, and I think I shocked the host with a passing mention of clown porn… you can watch it HERE. 

 

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Mar 302016
 

Canadian parents who own a supplement business treated their toddler’s viral meningitis with herbs, vegetables, and oils instead of taking him to the doctor because “they had negative experiences” with doctors. Part of why their son died is that they didn’t understand the statistical phenomenon of “regression to the mean.” My article on it is HERE.

 

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Mar 252016
 

A new study finds that over half of the measles cases in the U.S. since 2000 were among unvaccinated people–and most of those were offered the vaccine but refused it. My new article on the topic is HERE. 

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Mar 182016
 

Recently a class at a middle school in Connecticut asked me for an interview about the Bermuda Triangle. I agreed to a short (15 minute) Skype session where I’d answer questions for the class, and it had a twist ending. You can read about it HERE. 

 

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Mar 182016
 

I was recently guest on The Edge of the Unknown Radio show with Joshua Gregory, talking about my various investigations and miscellaneous weirdness. Check it out HERE!

 

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Mar 152016
 

Last month a sensational “news story” about supposedly mysterious, alien “music” heard on the dark side of the moon on the Apollo 10 mission has gone viral. HERE is the real explanation that cuts through the myths and mystery mongering…

 

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Mar 102016
 

Donald Trump is unique in the history of American politics in his repeated and successful endorsement of wild conspiracy theories. My new article explains why and how it works for him… you can read it HERE. 

 

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Mar 092016
 

I’m interviewed on the new episode of the 16Miles2Hell show, talking about my new book Bad Clowns, as well as my ill-fated attempt to find a sculpture of a giant squid at Memorial University in Newfoundland… check it out HERE!

 

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Mar 082016
 

Legends from around the world tell of children raised by wild animals including wolves, bears, and apes. The feral child is common in myth and folklore, dating back at least to Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers of Roman mythology rescued from certain death and raised by a wolf. The feral child image evokes a strong romanticism for many people, and this was especially true at the turn of the last century. You can read my new CFI blog on the topic HERE. 

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Mar 052016
 

I was recently a guest on The Edge of the Unknown Radio show, talking about my various investigations, the basics of scientific paranormal investigationm and miscellaneous weirdness. Check it out HERE!

 

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Mar 012016
 

A mysterious illness shut down 57 schools in Bangladesh last month, causing respiratory distress in hundreds of girls; as I note in my new Discovery News article, it’s likely a textbook case of mass hysteria… you can read it HERE.

 

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Feb 282016
 

For those who didn’t see it, I’m quoted in a new PBS piece on conspiracy theories: “Benjamin Radford, deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer science magazine, said many conspiratorial beliefs have a ‘grain of truth’ to them, such as when the high-profile revelations from Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that the government lied to the public. ‘There’s this illicit transference of belief where people assume just because the government is capable of doing bad things and being careless,’ Radford said. It provides a ‘sheen of plausibility’ that leads people to assume officials take things another step too far.”

You can read it HERE! 

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Feb 252016
 

How did a photo of a dead eel turn into a viral sensation about a “lake monster” earlier this month? I explain it in my new article for Discovery News, you can read it HERE! 

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Feb 222016
 

I was recently a guest on the great Skepticality show!

“This episode Derek chats with Ben Radford, a Skepticality past guest, author, and investigator. Ben has just released his latest book, ‘Bad Clowns’. Clowns might not be your usual idea for a skeptical topic, but Ben thinks you might just change your mind once you delve into the history and stories in his new work. So, turn off the lights, snuggle your favorite creepy clown and join in for some Bad Clown fun.” You can listen HERE. 

 

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Feb 202016
 

Almost exactly a year ago I was interviewed on “The Humanist Hour” podcast about my research and investigations. In case you’re interested and you missed it, HERE it is!

 

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Feb 182016
 

I’ve gotten many positive reviews of my books over the years but this new one (for “Scientific Paranormal Investigation”) is a favorite because the reader not only learned from my book but used it and applied its methods and principles to his own local mysteries. Teaching a man to fish and all that…

 

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Feb 152016
 

A while ago I recorded a few short (90-second) segments for an NPR station on the chemtrail conspiracy. Four of them are now on YouTube; you can see them HERE. 

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Feb 122016
 

Nice short piece on the Pokemon phenomena, with a reference to my work solving the mystery of the famous seizure episode, check it out HERE. 

 

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Feb 102016
 

Benjamin Radford Wins Book Award

Benjamin Radford was one of three University of New Mexico Press authors who won 2015 Southwest Book Awards from the Border Regional Library Association. Radford’s book, Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment, examines a dozen unusual and mysterious places and events around New Mexico, including investigations into the KiMo Theater ghost, reports of La Llorona, miracles, UFO crashes, and much more. Longtime Corrales carpenter Mick Harper served as a consultant for one of the mysteries, the Loretto Staircase in Santa Fe.

Last year “Mysterious New Mexico” also won the 2015 Southwest Book Design Award from the New Mexico Book Association. The cover features a photograph of La Llorona, the weeping woman of Hispanic folklore. Radford is author, co-author, contributor, or editor of over 20 books including “Bad Clowns,” which was released earlier this week on Kindle. The other two winning titles are “Advocates for the Oppressed: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico” by Malcom Ebright, and “Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History,” by Lee Marmon and Tom Corbett. The awards, which recognize outstanding books about the Southwest, will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Border Regional Library Association’s awards banquet in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

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Feb 082016
 

My new book Bad Clowns, published by the University of New Mexico Press, is now available on Amazon.com for Kindle. Published copies of the book will be available early April. I’m an old school author who prefers paperbacks, but if you prefer e-books then here’s your chance to get it right away!

Jan 272016
 

Late last year I recorded about a dozen short (1-2 minute) segments for a NPR station on various skeptical subjects. Here are five of the audio segments now available on YouTube, on the subject of the chupacabra. You can find them HERE.

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Jan 252016
 

Late last year I recorded about a dozen short (1-2 minute) segments for a NPR station on various skeptical subjects. Here are four of the audio segments now available on YouTube, on the subject of Chemtrail Conspiracies. You can find them HERE.

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Jan 222016
 

My brilliant zoologist friend Darren Naish wrote a retrospective piece for Scientific American about various interesting zoology-related news stories from last year–including a “monster mystery” I played a role in revealing. It’s a fun read, check it out, you can find it HERE.

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