Aug 202017
 

I will be speaking at Bubonicon, New Mexico’s premiere fantasy/sci fi convention; on Friday night August 25 I will be giving a presentation on “New Mexico’s UFO Conspiracies” and handing out sample issues of Skeptical Inquirer.

We will also be recording an episode of Squaring the Strange, so look for my co-hosts Pascual Romero and Celestia Ward!

This year’s Bubonicon 49 runs August 25-27, and the theme is time travel. There’s plenty of authors, experts, and costumed fun.

 

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Come check it out!

 

You can find more on me and my work with a search for “Benjamin Radford” (not “Ben Radford”) on Vimeo, and please check out my podcast Squaring the Strange! 

Aug 182017
 

Several of my Skeptical Inquirer articles are referenced in the new Indiana University Press book UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens: What Science Says, by Don Prothero and Tim Callahan, with a foreword by Michael Shermer (you can see the book HERE). I can’t want to read it!

 

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Jul 082017
 

For those who missed it, I was recently a guest on “StarTalk Radio” with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and the irrepressible Seth Shostak! Topics included UFOs, conspiracy theories, and whether a shortage of cow anuses on other planets is the cause of mysterious cattle mutilations.

You can listen HERE. 

 

You can find more on me and my work with a search for “Benjamin Radford” (not “Ben Radford”) on Vimeo, and please check out my podcast Squaring the Strange! 

Jul 042017
 

My overview article on crop circles is now up at LiveScience.com, check it out!

Crop circles — strange patterns that appear mysteriously overnight in farmers’ fields—provoke puzzlement, delight and intrigue among the press and public alike. The circles are mostly found in the United Kingdom, but have spread to dozens of countries around the world in past decades. The mystery has inspired countless books, blogs, fan groups, researchers (dubbed “cereologists”) and even Hollywood films.

Despite having been studied for decades, the question remains: Who — or what — is making them?

Find out HERE!

 

You can find more on me and my work with a search for “Benjamin Radford” (not “Ben Radford”) on Vimeo, and please check out my podcast Squaring the Strange! 

Jun 232017
 

Hey folks! I’m a guest, along with my buddies Seth Shostak, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, on the recent episode of “StarTalk Radio,” talking about UFOs and alien life. Check it out HERE! 

 

You can find more on me and my work with a search for “Benjamin Radford” (not “Ben Radford”) on Vimeo, and please check out my podcast Squaring the Strange! 

Mar 252017
 

My recent interview on NPR about UFOs and aliens, opposite Leslie Kean, George Noory, and others, is now out. It’s not a bad show, but if you want to hear some skepticism, start about 40 minutes in… you can listen HERE.

From the Colin McEnroe show:

UFOs have been reported in America since the 1600s. And in all that time our government has largely dismissed the objects as being of Earthly origin. But this culture of dismissal in the U.S. is not indicative of how sightings are handled around the world. Some foreign governments readily discuss the possibility of extraterrestrials having visited Earth, and others go so far as to openly support the possibility.

As reports of UFO sightings in America have skyrocketed since the 1940’s, we ask why the phenomenon isn’t given a more serious look. We’ll examine some of the most compelling cases of all time and ask what it is about these unidentified objects that captivates the imaginations of so many. This hour we speak with believers and skeptics about UFO’s.

You can find more on me and my work with a search for “Benjamin Radford” (not “Ben Radford”) on Vimeo.

Dec 102015
 

I was recently quoted on the PBS Newshour about bringing science and investigation to claims about aliens and UFOs. You can read it HERE.

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Oct 042015
 

 

With the news last month about the discovery of a “super-Stonehenge” circling one of the world’s most famous monuments, attention has once again focused on the Wiltshire marvel. There are thousands of ancient stone circles across Europe, of which Stonehenge is by far the best known and most impressive. While there are many genuine historical mysteries about Stonehenge — such as who built it and for what purpose — there are just as many fabricated ones trading in myth and conspiracy. You can read my Discovery News piece HERE.

 

 

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Sep 202015
 

I’ll be giving a presentation on my chupacabra investigation to the Albuquerque SciFi Society on October 9 at 7:30 PM; the origin of the chupacabra has interesting origins with H.R. Giger and the film “Species.” You can find out more HERE. 

 

You can find more on me and my work with a search for “Benjamin Radford” (not “Ben Radford”) on Vimeo.

Sep 022015
 

Had a great time speaking at this year’s Bubonicon as this years guest Science Speaker discussing my chupacabra research (which, if you’re familar with it, you know has an interesting link to H.R. Giger and a certain science fiction/horror film). A good turnout, interested and intelligent crowd, and good questions. Always fun!

Sep 152014
 

I was recently a guest on the Edge of the Unknown radio show, talking about skepticism, investigation, and my new book Mysterious New Mexico! It will be rebroadcast at various times this week, and be archived, you can find it HERE. 10615584_878928825470278_2036299068539304112_n

Jul 292014
 

Statistically, most abducted children are taken by someone they know (family or friends). According to a new piece in America’s Finest News Source, the same is true of alien abductees…

You can read the story HERE. 

Feb 192014
 

My new article on two conspiracy theorists who vandalized an Egyptian pyramid, with a closer look at their nonsensical claims: “Suggesting that people from Plato’s Atlantis built the pyramids is like saying people from Tolkien’s Middle Earth built the pyramids, or inhabitants of Superman’s home planet of Krypton built the pyramids — it makes no sense, because they’re fictional characters.”

You can read the story HERE.

Oct 302013
 

My investigation into what is considered the best case for crop circles appears as the cover article in this month’s issue of Fortean Times magazine. You can get a copy at Barnes and Noble and elsewhere, get it before it’s sold out!

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Sep 162013
 

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are puzzling over the mysterious deaths of more than 100 elk, apparently all within a 24-hour period, in rural New Mexico…. You can read the story HERE. 

Apr 192013
 
My column on conspiracy theories by different political parties went up at LiveScience.com last week.
A new national poll reveals that Americans differ along political party lines even in their endorsement of conspiracy theories, including the belief that President Obama is the Anti-Christ and the idea that global warming is a hoax…. You can read it HERE. 
Jan 122013
 

Today I’ll be a guest on a CBC Radio One program called Day 6, hosted by Brent Bambury. It can also be heard on Sirius XM Radio. I’ll be talking about a supposed mysterious new version of the Bermuda Triangle. It airs at different times, but you can check your local stations HERE.

Dec 262012
 

Archaeologists digging near Mexico’s Sonora desert have discovered what appears to be the burial ground of an early Mesoamerican society, including signs of deformed skulls. Some suspect aliens are at work; you can read the story HERE.

Nov 282012
 

The Men in Black are said to be mysterious, dark-suited figures who contact UFO eyewitnesses and warn them not to tell anyone else about what they know. These figures typically appear in groups of three and are usually assumed to be either government agents or shape-shifting space aliens in disguise….

 

Read my article on the LiveScience.com site HERE!

Oct 032012
 

Albuquerque author and investigator Benjamin Radford (me) will be presenting a free talk on The Mysterious Crystal Skulls. Crystal skulls are among the strangest and most mysterious artifacts in the world. They have been seen in the world’s finest museums, inspired Indiana Jones, and, according to legend, have even been used to see the future—or kill with terrible supernatural power. What do we make of these objects, whose origins are shrouded in the mists of mystery? Come hear the bizarre true story of this strange modern mystery!

The talk begins at 7 PM. The event is sponsored by New Mexicans for Science and Reason and is FREE and open to the public.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science 1801 Mountain Road NW, 87104. For more information click HERE. 

 

 

Aug 222012
 

When a four-part crop circle pattern roughly resembling a Mickey Mouse head appeared last week in a wheat field outside of Seattle, Wash., farmers Greg and Cindy Geib were surprised — but not shocked…

 

You can read the full story HERE.

Aug 152012
 

With the rover Curiosity now safely on Mars, the world will be seeing lots of video in the coming months and years from the planet’s surface. Many will also be looking for evidence of life on Mars, and Curiosity may provide it — even if it’s not there.

My article on this appeared on CBS News, you can read it HERE.

Aug 112012
 

Ranchers in Colorado are on edge following the latest of a series of bizarre attacks on horses and livestock… Aliens, Satanists, or something else?

My skeptical investigation appeared on Discovery News; you can read it HERE.

Jun 152012
 

Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel did a nice piece about the so-called sunken UFO in the Baltic Sea, a story I wrote about and did follow-ups on. I’m quoted in his piece, which you can read HERE. 

May 252012
 

My investigation of a mysterious video allegedly of an angel seen in an Indonesian shopping mall was carried by several news outlets last week; you can read one story HERE.

Mar 172012
 

March 13 marked the 15-year anniversary of the Phoenix Lights phenomenon. Unexplained lights could be seen in Nevada, New Mexico, California and Arizona that night….

Having investigated several of the Phoenix Lights cases, I was asked to comment by a Phoenix radio station; you can read a piece HERE.

Feb 042012
 

Recently news surfaced about a mysterious sunken possible UFO found in the Baltic Sea. The story sounded very familiar to me, as I’d written about it last year. I ewas asked by LiveScience.com to investigate, and I found something really interesting, something CNN, ABC News, and all the other mainstream news media missed…. You can read the story HERE. 

Dec 312011
 

As we head inexorably toward 2012, I wrote a piece for Discovery News looking back at some of the strangest mysteries of this past year, and some of the mysteries that remain with us as we enter the new year.

What’s behind, and what’s ahead?  You can read the story HERE.