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REALL Newsletters, UFOs, crop circles -- these archives contain a large treasure of diverse information as it relates to the critical examination of claims of the paranormal as well as urban legends.


* 4YRHYPN.ZIP Man charged in murder of missing son based on story told by 4-year-old daughter; story retrieved by hypnosis contradicts earlier story told to police
* 5MISC.ZIP 5 Major Misconceptions that Creationists have about evolution
* A-ZCONSP.ZIP Conspiracy Theories, A-Z
* ABDMIND.ZIP Are alien abductions all in the mind? This scientist says yes, and he can reproduce them in the lab.
* ABUSABDC.ZIP Professor links 'recovered' memories of child abuse and alien abductions -- both to FMS
* ACLUCREA.ZIP ACLU position paper on 'Creation Science'
* AFUNEWS.ZIP Article about urban legends and Alt.Folklore.Urban conference
* AIDSSKEP.ZIP The AIDS Skeptics -- A Case of Skepticism Taken Too Far, from SKEPTIC magazine, Vol. 3, #2 -] First part of loooong article, covering: Who says HIV doesn't cause AIDS, Did the govern
* AKIKI.ZIP Man acquitted of 35 abuse charges settles lawsuit against accusers
* ANTIEVOL.ZIP Creationists and anti-evolution quotes -- Lenny Flank looks at the dishonesty practiced by so many creationists
* ANTIOX.ZIP A doctor looks at health claims regarding anti-oxidants
* APALETR2.ZIP Another letter from psychologist to American Psychological Association's working group on recovered memories -- pointing out flaws in recent British study
* ARLENE.ZIP Woman tells about what 'recovered' memories did to her family, through her sister 'Arlene'
* ARMEYD&D.ZIP Texas Congressman Dick Armey shows that he's clueless by supporting nonsensical claims about Dungeons & Dragons contributing to teen suicide
* ART2-1.ZIP Oct 1992: Cold-Springs Virgin Mary; Deception; mtg. summary
* ART2-2.ZIP Jan 1993: Ghost investigation; Cinci. Nature Center goes psuedo-science
* ART2-3.ZIP Apr 1993: Stigmata; Statistics misuse by parapsychologists; Demo of 'psychic' powers
* ART2-4.ZIP Jun 1993: 'Laws' of Quack Science; Failed arguments with non-skeptics; officer reports
* ART3-1.ZIP Oct 1993: Book Review: book on how to survive 'satanic ritual abuse' (which has, of course, been 'recovered' from 'hidden memories'); book review: _Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors_ b
* ART3-2.ZIP Dec 1993: UFOs (lots of good background info); James Randi on NOVA (in Russia); cold reading
* ART3-3.ZIP Jan 1994: Virgin Mary Sightings; A.R.T. & Religion; Quack science & environmentalism
* ARTVOL1.ZIP Association for Rational Thought (Cinci. Skeptics) newsletter: All of Vol. 1 but 1st issue (91-92): Near-Death Experiences; Satanism; Dr. Robert Baker on Ghosts & the like; meeting
* ASHES.ZIP Urban legend about a misunderstanding regarding a parcel with the cremated remains of a relative
* ASNFOSL.ZIP Asian fossils reveal information about primate evolution
* ASTONHYP.ZIP 'Science, Soul, and the Astonishing Hypothesis' by Francis Crick (in Skeptical Inquirer) -- Is there a soul? Will we ever understand how our brains work?
* ASTROBRT.ZIP British article about what happened when a BBC program revealed that [gasp] astrology isn't based on science
* AUSBAN.ZIP Use of 'repressed memories' banned in Australian trials
* AUSEVID.ZIP Opinion piece and letter supporting it, regarding false claims and false memories of sexual abuse in Australia
* AUSLET.ZIP Neuropsychologist writes letter supporting Australian ban of repressed memory evidence in trials
* AUTHOAX1.ZIP Investigator Joe Nickell says the so-called Alien Autopsy is a hoax -- read all about it here
* AUTHOAX2.ZIP Another article explaining what is wrong with the so-called Alien Autopsy
* AUTODOC.ZIP A surgeon's view of the 'alien autopsy' hoax and several things that were obviously wrong with it
* AUTOGOOF.ZIP A discussion of the mistakes in the supposed Alien Autopsy film that show it is a HOAX!
* AUTONTS.ZIP Information about the supposed alien autopsy from the North Texas Skeptics
* AUTOSKEP.ZIP Information about the supposed alien autopsy from SKEPTIC magazine
* AUTQUOTE.ZIP Several quotes from knowledgeable people in the fields (special effects, medicine, etc.) on the authenticity (or lack thereof) of the supposed Alien Autopsy film
* AZ5-1.ZIP The Arizona Skeptic Jul/Aug 1991: Experimenter Expentency Effects; Book reviews: _Philosophical Essays in Pragmatic Naturalism_ (Paul Kurtz), _Pitfalls in Human Research: Ten Pivotal
* AZ5-2.ZIP Sep/Oct 1991: Dianetics -- original ideas or borrowed?; Hypnosis & Free Will; Book Review of _Bryant's Law & Other Broadsides_.
* AZ5-3.ZIP Nov/Dec 1991: Timeline on 'Some Failures of Organized Skepticism'; Book reviews: _The Satanic Verses_, _The Unfathomed Mind: A Handbook of Unusual Mental Phenomena_, _Labyrinths of R
* AZ5-4.ZIP Jan/Feb 1992: Skeptics' predictions; Author's reply to review of _They Call it Hypnosis_; Book review: _Alcoholics Anonymous: Cult or Cure?_.
* AZ5-5.ZIP Mar/Apr 1992: Mythical numbers and statistics; Extinction statistical flaws; Book review: _Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events_.
* AZ5-6.ZIP May/Jun 1992: The Marfa Lights (in Texas); Author's response to review of _Bryant's Law and Other Broadsides_; Book review: _The Mind Game_.
* AZ6-1.ZIP Jul/Aug 1992: Science & Dianetics; Health claims; Book reviews: _Combatting Cult Mind Control_, _Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric_, _Sai Baba's Miracles: An Overview_.
* AZ6-2.ZIP Sep/Oct 1992: What % of your brain you use; Psychic vortexes & gas mileage; Jehovah's Witnesses & Earthquakes; ICR & Earthquakes; Psychics & Earthquakes.
* AZ6-3.ZIP Nov/Dec 1992: CSICOP 1992 conference review (in great detail!); visit to Dinosaur State Park ('Man-tracks'); The end of crop circles?
* AZ6-4.ZIP Jan/Feb 1993: CSICOP 1992 conf. pt. II; Book review: _Impure Science: Fraud, Compromise, and Political Influence in Scientific Research_; book review: _Taking Time for Me: How Caregi
* AZ6-5.ZIP Mar/Apr 1993: CSICOP on 'Fire in the Sky' movie; Mis-Fire in the Sky; Linda UFO case criticized; book review: _The Retreat to Commitment_
* AZINDEX.ZIP Index by Author & Subject to Volumes 1-5 of _The Arizona Skeptic_.
* BAGSWTCH.ZIP Urban Legend relating to a standard about accidentally switching bags on a bus--this one relates to a guy who got drunk and left a nasty surprise in the bag
* BALLSTM.ZIP Article about a scientist who is investigating ball lightning -- what it is and does
* BAS01-91.ZIP January, 1991: Review of _Evolution: A Theory in Crisis_; Intellectual Abusers; Palm Reading; Astral Adverturer on TV
* BAS02-91.ZIP February, 1991: Review of 1990 'psychic' predictions; More on Fluoridation; Open Mindedness; Cults; 'Bad' chemicals
* BAS03-91.ZIP March, 1991: Cryonics; Skeptics & Humanists; The government & E.T.'s, & a book with many errors
* BAS04-91.ZIP April, 1991: Pregnancy facts & myths; Dental fillings
* BAS05-90.ZIP May, 1990: The Need for Myth; Creationism in schools
* BAS05-91.ZIP May, 1991: More (in depth) on fluoridation; UFO's from an interesting viewpoint; Review of _Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard_
* BAS06-90.ZIP June, 1990: Positive Thinking & Immune Response; Institute for Creation Research (ICR) Grad School Court Case
* BAS07-90.ZIP July, 1990: Do humans need myth?; More on ICR (above); Member of American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)(religious scientists) responds to earlier article
* BAS08-90.ZIP August, 1990: Astrology Test; Dowsing Test; Austin Miles (formerly of PTL) speaks out; 13 Hazards of New Age Thinking
* BAS09-90.ZIP September, 1990: Excerpt from Austin Miles' book (dealing with 'words of knowledge'/mind reading); Visit to ICR's 'school' & 'museum'; Faith Healers in India; Preacher in a public sc
* BAS09-92.ZIP Sept, 1992: Detailed visit to new Institute for Creation Research Museum; Crop circle hoax contest; Supreme Court & school prayer
* BAS10-90.ZIP October, 1990: Feynman on ESP; Child abuse opinions; More ICR lawsuit info; Sudanese biologist jailed for teaching evolution; Response to ASA article from July
* BAS10-92.ZIP NEWEST Bay Area Skeptics Newsletter - Oct, 1992: Frequently Asked Questions; Fooling 'faith healers'; Lake Champlain monster (with comment from your sysop); Failed earthquake predict
* BAS11-90.ZIP November, 1990: 'Psychiatric casualties' (brainwashing); ASA member responds to last issue's response; Censorship
* BAS12-90.ZIP December, 1990: B.A.S. Position on Religion; Marketing Religion; Fluoridation; Yoga; Review of _Painted Black_, book about supposed Satanism; Response to response to...
* BASIS82.ZIP 6 issues of BASIS (Bay Area Skeptics Information Sheet) from 1982 (first 6?) June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Dec.
* BASIS87.ZIP All 12 issues of BASIS from 1987, plus index.
* BASIS88.ZIP All 12 issues of BASIS from 1988, plus index.
* BASIS89.ZIP All 12 issues of BASIS from 1989.
* BEEFLOWR.ZIP New discovery of old bee nests pushes back estimate of date they first evolved and raises questions about whether they pushed evolution of flowering plants
* BELIEF.ZIP Part 1 of Summary of the 1994 CSICOP conference -- Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief (contains info on memory reliability, UFO abductions & John Mack, etc.)
* BELLINTR.ZIP 'For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls' -- SKEPTIC Magazine interviews Charles Murray, author of _The Bell Curve_
* BELLMATH.ZIP MIT professor studies _The Bell Curve_ mathematically and finds its proof severely lacking
* BIGFREEZ.ZIP Urban legend about a woman who is driving in the winter -- but not exactly where she thinks she is
* BLUE20.ZIP Springfield's Channel 20 reports the Blue Star LSD urban legend as if it were true; I send them e-mail correcting them. Here is my e-mail, their response, and my further response.
* BLUEBOOK.ZIP A brief summary of the 'unknown' Project Blue Book UFO cases (Blue Book was an Air Force project several decades ago)
* BOOKLET.ZIP Is there any support for creationism in the fossil record? Lenny Flank takes a look at this question in his draft of an informational booklet.
* BOYLLICN.ZIP UFO Therapist Rich Boylan has sued to try to overturn the California Board of Psychology's decision to revoke his psychotherapy license -- Phil Klass discusses case
* BRITFREE.ZIP British father accused of sexually molesting daughter finally freed after daughter's records show those accusations unreliable
* BRNDAPOL.ZIP Cardinal Bernardin reconciles with his accuser
* BUMDRINK.ZIP Urban legend about a bum who drinks perfume to get his alcohol
* CAMBEVAN.ZIP Cambodians riot when American evangelist fails to produce promised miracles
* CAPTA.ZIP Dr. Richard Gardner's testimony before House committee thinking about changing the Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act (often known as the Mondale Act)
* CHICCULT.ZIP Therapist who believes in huge satanic cults and studied under Braun runs for mayor in Chicago -- info about his beliefs, detractors, etc.
* CHILDTST.ZIP New book explores controversy over child testimony and suggestibility
* CHRSTNRD.ZIP The truth behind the rumor that atheists have tried to get religious broadcasting banned, plus letter from FCC to radio station
* COLDREAD.ZIP Info on Cold ('Psychic') Reading
* COLLEGE.ZIP Article about a number of common college urban legends
* COPSUFO.ZIP Was it a UFO? The Great Pumpkin? Or cops?
* COURHEAL.ZIP The FMS Foundation reviews portions of the new edition of _The Courage To Heal_, the 'bible' of the recovered memory movement. What do they say about FMS?
* CRABS.ZIP Urban legend about a man taking shellfish on a plane, and an embarrassing call by a stewardess
* CREATQOT.ZIP Creationists like to quote scientists with what appear to be anti-evolution quotes. What's really going on? An article by Lenny Flank.
* CULTDYN.ZIP The dynamics of a cult
* CUREIOUS.ZIP MediaCritic magazine looks at the NBC show, _CURED!_ and finds it amazingly lacking in factual content, among other problems
* DANGRMEM.ZIP Are recovered memories from hypnosis useful? Should hypnotherapists be regulated?
* DATELINE.ZIP Transcript of Dateline NBC segment on Franklin case & FMS (woman who claims she suddenly remembered her father killing a girl many years earlier)
* DAWKINS.ZIP SKEPTIC Magazine interview with Richard Dawkins
* DEALWITH.ZIP Dealing with 'Scientific' Creationists -- first learn what you're up against, then...
* DENOUNCE.ZIP Scientists denounce pseudo-science and quackery at conference
* DESCENT.ZIP _The Descent of Man_, by Charles Darwin (entire book in ASCII)
* DETSUITS.ZIP Court to rule on whether or not Detroit women can use their 'recovered memories' in lawsuit about accused abuse
* DINONEST.ZIP Dinosaur nest find in Gobi Desert shows a behavioral link between dinosaurs and birds
* DISNKLAS.ZIP Phil Klass' short article about the Disney UFO exhibit
* DISNUFO.ZIP Disney spreads UFO government conspiracy nonsense
* DONOHARM.ZIP Interview with a retracting therapist -- she used to believe in and help 'retrieve' memories, but now she realizes they are false. From SKEPTIC Vol. 3, #4.
* DRAKEALN.ZIP Article about astronomers, like Drake, searching for signs of extraterrestrial life through SETI projects -- but they don't think UFOs are alien spacecraft!
* DRHODES.ZIP Ever seen that wonderful Make.Money.Fast message from D. Rhodes? Here's a filk song about it.
* EBSS-INF.ZIP Info file on the East Bay Skeptics Society
* ELLSSUIT.ZIP Therapist in Arizona sued again for implanting false memories (see also ELLSSUT2.ZIP)
* ELLSSUT2.ZIP More on Ells FMS suit (see also ELLSSUIT.ZIP)
* ENGFORT.ZIP The Fortean Times exposes UFOlogist Bill English's 'Grudge 13/Bluebook' claims as apparently being less than true.
* ETBODIES.ZIP Phil Klass points out major flaws in mortician's tale of ET bodies at Roswell
* ETSEARCH.ZIP Scientists search for extraterretrial signals from space, but abductees claim They are already here (minus any evidence, though)
* EVIDCONT.ZIP Use of recovered memories as evidence is extremely controversial
* FDALET.ZIP Letter to Chic. Tribune about the FDA and whether they should loosen restrictions so companies don't have to prove as much
* FELLSACR.ZIP True story of a Mass. daycare in which people were convicted of abuse -- classic example of FMS, adults leading children in testimony, and just plain nonsense (see also FELLSAC2.ZIP,
* FIREBWLR.ZIP British urban legend about a cricket match with a heated ending
* FLATERTH.ZIP Some info on the Flat Earth Society
* FLATSEAS.ZIP Urban legend about a Gypsy who moves into a high-rise, but brings some of his friends along
* FLOODFOS.ZIP Can Noah's flood account for the geologic and fossil record? Lenny Flank takes a look.
* FMRISK.ZIP Risk of false memories also impacts businesses and insurance companies, who may be sued if a referral to 'repressed memory' therapy leads to such an occurrence
* FMSCOSTS.ZIP Viewpoint on financial effects of claims of recovered memories
* FMSF4-1.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Electronic Version, Vol. 4, #1, January '95
* FMSF4-10.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 4, #10, October '95
* FMSF4-2.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Electronic Version, Vol. 4, #2, February '95
* FMSF4-3.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 4, #3, March '95
* FMSF4-4.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 4, #4, April '95
* FMSF4-7.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 4, #7, July '95
* FMSF4-8.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 4, #8, August '95
* FMSF4-9.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 4, #9, September '95
* FMSF5-1.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 5, #1, January '96
* FMSF5-2.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 5, #2, February '96
* FMSF5-3.ZIP FMS Foundation Newsletter - Vol. 5, #3, March '96
* FOLKFAQ.ZIP Usenet Urban Folklore Frequently Asked Questions (true and false 'legends') List (as of 6/95)
* FOSLAMRC.ZIP New fossil find might shift the search for earliest animal life to the Americas
* FRANKLI2.ZIP Judge to consider use of 'repressed memory' in Franklin trial (man convicted of killing girl 20 years ago based on daughter's 'recovered memories') (See also other FRANK*.*)
* FRANKOVR.ZIP Federal Judge overturns George Franklin's conviction in 20-year-old murder trial which had been based on daughter's supposed repressed memories (see also other FRANK*.*)
* FRANKTRB.ZIP Op-Ed piece on whether repressed memories are true or therapy-induced -- focuses on George Franklin case and his guilty verdict being overturned (see also other FRANK*.*)
* FRENCH.ZIP Urban legend about man who seems to know many languages, and friends who use some of his tips in a foreign country
* FRONTLI2.ZIP 3 more reviews of the _Frontline_ investigation/documentary, including TV Guide and the Tampa Tribune (see also OFRANBC.ZIP, other FRONTLI*.*)
* FRONTLI2.ZIP 3 more reviews of the _Frontline_ investigation/documentary, including TV Guide and the Tampa Tribune (see also OFRANBC.ZIP, other FRONTLI*.*)
* FRONTLI3.ZIP 2 more reviews of the _Frontline_ investigation/documentary -- San Francisco Examiner and San Diego Union Tribune (see also OFRANBC.ZIP, other FRONTLI*.*)
* FRONTLI3.ZIP 2 more reviews of the _Frontline_ investigation/documentary -- San Francisco Examiner and San Diego Union Tribune (see also OFRANBC.ZIP, other FRONTLI*.*)
* FRONTLIN.ZIP *14* different reviews of the April _Frontline_ 4-hour documentary about repressed memories, including CBS, Chic. Trib. & Sun-Times, Wall St. Journal, LA Times, New York Times, Wash.
* FRONTLIN.ZIP *14* different reviews of the April _Frontline_ 4-hour documentary about repressed memories, including CBS, Chic. Trib. & Sun-Times, Wall St. Journal, LA Times, New York Times, Wash.
* GAOSCHIF.ZIP The GAO report came out and said the Roswell crash was a radar testing balloon -- why is Congressman Schiff still making a fuss? Klass looks into it.
* GELLAPPL.ZIP Text of Appeals Court decision against Uri Geller in his suit against James Randi and CSICOP (see also GELLOSE.ZIP and GELLOSE2.ZIP)
* GELLOSE.ZIP Geller drops his suits against Randi! (see also GELLOSE2.ZIP and GELLAPPL.ZIP)
* GELLOSE2.ZIP Article about Geller's suits and losses (see also GELLOSE.ZIP and GELLAPPL.ZIP)
* GOBIMAML.ZIP Remains of previously unknown dinosaur-era small mammals found in Gobi desert
* GOURMET.ZIP Urban legend about a woman who takes her husband to a great gourmet restaurant she saw advertised -- but finds something rather different
* GRDNPEND.ZIP Article about Mark Pendergrast, author of _Victims of Memory_, and what he has gone thru with his daughters, editors, etc.
* GS01-91.ZIP Jan/Feb 1991: The Marie Celeste; Book reviews: _Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard_, _The Nemesis Affair_.
* GS01-92.ZIP Jan/Feb 1992: Phenomicon 1991; Ancient & Modern Deceptions; 30 Days to an OBE, part II
* GS01-93.ZIP Jan/Feb 1993: Psychic review for 1992; 1992 CSICOP conference; book review: _Angels and Aliens_
* GS03-91.ZIP Mar/Apr 1991: Astral Plane; Laboratory proof of evolution; Everyday 'demons'; Urban legends; UFO sightings in Vidalia; The 100th Monkey; Book reviews: _Evolution and the Myth of Crea
* GS03-92.ZIP Mar/Apr 1992: Apparitions; Pasta Jesus; Pseudoscience & the media; Where's the science?
* GS05-91.ZIP May/Jun 1991: The Marfa Lights; Crop Circles; Visions of the Virgin Mary; Kecksburg 'UFO crash'; Hoagland's Mars update; Dental Fillings; Book review of _Deadly Blessings: Faith Heal
* GS05-92.ZIP May/Jun 1992: Golden Door mystery solved *JPG File included*; Marian apparitions; What is hypnosis; hairy blobs & mirror writing; the ultimate price of quackery; secret of Lulu Hears
* GS05-93.ZIP May/Jun 1993: Walton (Fire in the Sky) Travesty; Paranormal Fraud Exposed (from REALL); Media Watch; 666 & Medusa
* GS07-91.ZIP Jul/Aug 1991: Nova video on Bermuda Triangle; Campbell and the New Age; Apocalypse When?; Qi Gong 'master' refuses test; Book review: _Innumeracy_; NCAHF position on acupuncture
* GS07-92.ZIP Jul/Aug 1992: Magic for skeptics; book review: _Unearthing Atlantis_; abandon all reason?
* GS09-91.ZIP Sep/Oct 1991: Crop circles; Streiber bids unkind farewell to UFOlogy; New Age in college; Astronomy vs. astrology on eclipse day; William Cooper; Dolmen mystery.
* GS09-92.ZIP Sep/Oct 1992: Pseudohistory; FDA alternative medicine clinic raid; pseudoscience & paranormal in university curriculum; Lost continents of Mu & Lemuria
* GS11-90.ZIP Georgia Skeptics Newsletter - Nov/Dec 1990: Earthquake Quackery; Book reviews: _The 12th Planet_, _Winston Churchill's Afternoon Nap_.
* GS11-91.ZIP Nov/Dec 1991: Atlanta crop circle mystery solved; crop circle recap; crop circle hoaxers; 30 days to an OBE, part I
* GS11-92.ZIP Nov/Dec 1992: Faith healer; STS-48 shuttle mission & UFOs; Marfa lights; ear candling; skeptics Q & A
* GSFALL93.ZIP Fall 1993: Magic for Skeptics II report; Spirit writing exposed (can you fake polaroids?) - *JPG files included*; Angels; ovulation vs cretinism
* GSSPRN94.ZIP Spring 1994: Birth of Bigfoot from Fiction?; Who is John Mack?; Skeptical Recap of Jurassic Summer; Miscellaneous other media-related items
* GSSUMR93.ZIP Summer 1993: Skepticism & Falsifiability; Blood Readers (from Bob Steiner's book, _Don't Get Taken!_); Madonna & Spoon Bending; Aura-less; Alien Abduction Seminar; Scientist-Bashing
* GSWINT94.ZIP Winter 1993: Atlanta's House of Blood; Psychics 1993 predictions fizzle; Indian guru buster; Indian skeptics request help; X-Files conspiracy; creation/evolution debate with Hovind
* H-HREBT.ZIP Jonathan G. Harris's response to Hardoon & Harshbarger's response to Wall St. Journal article written by Dorothy Rabinowitz about Fells Acre daycare case
* HEARSAY.ZIP Supreme Court rules on use of hearsay evidence in child abuse cases
* HELPMOTR.ZIP The Helpful Motorist urban legend, about an elderly lady who tries to help at a traffic accident, but misunderstands what she's told
* HINN-RND.ZIP The Amazing Randi on 'faith healer' Benny Hinn
* HLMENCK.ZIP _Satanic Panic_ receives the Free Press Association's H.L. Mencken award (see also HLMENCK2.ZIP)
* HLMENCK2.ZIP Article discussing _Satanic Panic_'s winning of the H.L. Mencken award, especially focussing on the author's motivation to write the book (see also HLMENCK.ZIP)
* HOAXTUNL.ZIP Some have made claims that there were secret tunnels under the McMartin preschool (where operators were charged with all sorts of abuse) -- is it a hoax? Rearcher says it's likely.
* HOGWASH.ZIP Skeptics say abductions are hogwash and dangerous to those convinced that they were abducted
* HUNTBOMB.ZIP Urban legend about two hunters who strap some dynamite to a wounded animal for fun. What does it blow up?
* HYPUNREL.ZIP British study shows that hypnosis is unreliable for 'recovering' real memories
* IGNOB93.ZIP 3rd annual Ig Nobel awards, including one going to UFO researchers
* ILMURDER.ZIP Man prosecuted for 1967 murder in Metropolis, IL, due to his daughter's 'recovered' memories from when she was 3
* INGRAM.ZIP Summary of the Ingram case, documented in Lawrence Wright's book, _Remembering Satan_ (see also REMSATAN.ZIP, INGRAM2.ZIP)
* INHERIT.ZIP Response to creationist Menton's review of the movie, _Inherit the Wind_, about the Scopes 'Monkey' Trial
* ITSAPLOT.ZIP How skeptic Rick Moen hoaxed the conspiracists on Compuserve
* KAMINER.ZIP Wendy Kaminer, author of _I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional_ writes about those who have attacked her; includes her criticism of the recovery movement (see also READRECV.ZIP)
* KAMINER.ZIP Wendy Kaminer, author of _I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional_ writes about those who have attacked her; includes her criticism of the recovery movement (see also READRECV.ZIP)
* LANNING.ZIP Investigator's Guide to Allegations of 'Ritual' Child Abuse, by Kenneth V. Lanning of the FBI
* LAPSYCH.ZIP The LAPD did two studies on whether or not 'psychics' could help solve cases -- both showed that they are useless
* LASTRIDE.ZIP Urban legend about a horse put into an old trailer with a rotted-out floor, to make a trip 100 miles away. The horse definitely gets the bad end of the deal.
* LIMBLIES.ZIP Anatomy of a Yarn-Spinner: Limbaugh and the lies he's been caught in (see also LIMBREBT.ZIP and LIMBFAIR.ZIP)
* LIMBQUIZ.ZIP Trivia quiz for Rush Limbaugh fans
* LIVERFL.ZIP Anti-oxidant causes toxicity and liver failure
* MACKHOOK.ZIP Mack gets off the hook with barely a slap on the wrist
* MACKINV.ZIP Two articles about the possibility of John Mack's Harvard tenure being removed due to his work on 'alien abductions'
* MADHOUSE.ZIP Urban legend about a woman who goes to visit a relative in an insane asylum -- but ends up mistaken for a patient!
* MAGNABD.ZIP Do magnetic fields play a role in alien abduction memories?
* MAHCHOPR.ZIP Maharishi products, Deepak Chopra & others sued by man's widow after he used their alternative treatments
* MAKEMNS2.ZIP Chicago Tribune review of Ofshe & Watters' _Making Monsters_ (see also MAKEMNST.ZIP and MAKEMNS3.ZIP)
* MAKEMNS3.ZIP San Francisco Examiner review of Ofshe & Watters' _Making Monsters_ saying they make a good case (see also MAKEMNST.ZIP and MAKEMNS2.ZIP)
* MANTRACK.ZIP Geologists encounter a 'scientific creationist' in Texas, and talk about supposed man-tracks
* MCMRTMOV.ZIP Movie about the McMartin Preschool Trial airs on HBO -- shows overzealous prosecutors ignoring the lack of evidence
* MCMRTMV2.ZIP 5 more reviews about _Indictment_, the HBO movie on the McMartin Preschool trial
* MCMRTTHE.ZIP THEISTWATCH article about the McMartin Preschool Trial HBO movie
* MEMABUSE.ZIP Article about FMS and recovered memories, including group Accuracy About Abuse, satanic abuse, etc., in US and Britain
* MEMCOLID.ZIP When memories collide -- therapists draw fire for mixing fact & fantasy
* MINDGAME.ZIP Jim Lippard's review of _The Mind Game_, a book about 'Transformationalism' (in some ways related to Scientology) by Norman Spinrad
* MISSLET.ZIP Letter to the Editor in Missouri about proposed state law regarding therapists -- talks about firsthand experience with false memories caused by bad therapist
* NITEMARE.ZIP A family's nightmare: false child abuse charges
* NOIAIDS.ZIP The Nation of Islam claims they have a miracle cure for AIDS, but doctors say it's a cruel hoax
* NOT-DEAD.ZIP Even with all the court decisions against it, creationism is not a dead issue in the schools. Why not? What is left?
* NTSGILMR.ZIP North Texas Skeptics article about bogus charges of ritual satanic abuse in Gilmer, Texas
* NYASK.ZIP New York Area Skeptics' Information Brochure
* NZFAD.ZIP FMS not as severe in New Zealand as in US, but it's still a devastating 'therapy fad'
* OFFKEY.ZIP Urban Legend about a piano virtuoso who practices and practices for his great concert, but one little thing goes wrong...
* OFRANBC.ZIP Text of discussion on NBC between Ofra Bikel (who produced the Frontline documentary), Dr. Laura Brown, and Dr. James McGaugh about repressed/false memories (see also FRONTLI*.*)
* OMNIPEND.ZIP Mark Pendergrast, author of _Victims of Memory_ article on victimization of women thru therapy, as well as other info on lack of evidence for repressed memories
* ONEFAM.ZIP Article about founders of FMS Foundation (Pam Freyd) and other FMS-related info
* ORIGIN.ZIP _The Origin of Species_, by Charles Darwin (entire book in ASCII)
* PALICR.ZIP What does the Institute for Creation Research have to say now about the Paluxy River 'man-tracks'? (see also PALUXY.ZIP, PALPRINT.ZIP)
* PALPRINT.ZIP Discussion of Paluxy River 'man-tracks' and what creationists now have to say about them compared to what they used to say, by Lenny Flank (See PALUXY.ZIP, PALICR.ZIP)
* PASTIMP.ZIP Elizabeth Loftus challenges the notion that our memories are a perfect recorder of our past -- a lot of info on Loftus and her studies
* PHANTWIT.ZIP The Phantom Witness -- article about Loftus and her views that memories may be implanted by careless or conniving therapists
* PHILHOAX.ZIP 'Anatomy of a Hoax' -- The Philadelphia Experiment, by Jacques Vallee (in which he describes the Philadelphia Experiment as a classic example of a successful hoax)
* PLANOPND.ZIP School Board in Plano, Texas tries to get creationist textbook into school
* POGMENAC.ZIP Are POGs a Satanic menace?!
* PRESSURE.ZIP Urban legend about two divers who let the pressure get to them -- in more ways than one
* PRNTCHAL.ZIP Parents challenge claims of 'recovered' memories of abuse -- woman goes to TV to accuse parents, parents go on TV to counter
* PRODUCT.ZIP Several product marketing urban legends
* PROFSUIT.ZIP Professor sued for statements made about recovered memory therapy and one therapist who practices it
* PROTECT.ZIP Bob Steiner on how to protect yourself from a con artist
* PROTESTS.ZIP Court says man has right to protest in front of organization he says has helped to cause FMS and put an innocent man behind bars
* PSYCFAIL.ZIP Psychics predictions failed again in 1994 -- info about those and CSICOP
* PSYCHTST.ZIP Court rules that Psychiatrist can be tested to see if she should keep her license after being accused of implanting false memories
* PUBCONF.ZIP Canadian government helps fund conference on SRA, but organizers refuse to allow some people to attend (See also SATCOLOR.ZIP)
* PUBCONF.ZIP Canadian government helps fund conference on SRA, but organizers refuse to allow some people to attend (See also SATCOLOR.ZIP)
* PUNCTUAT.ZIP Study of coral-like fossils gives solid evidence for the punctuated equilibrium theory of evolution over the gradualistic theory
* RAMONA1.ZIP Article about Ramona case -- first case in which father sued therapist and won (see also RAMONA2.ZIP)
* RAMONA2.ZIP Therapists should heed Ramona case and be more careful about the types of therapy they use (see also RAMONA1.ZIP)
* RANDI.ZIP Article about James 'The Amazing' Randi, coinciding with his episode of Nova
* RANDISKP.ZIP James 'The Amazing' Randi reports from the paranormal trenches -- from SKEPTIC Magazine
* RE2-3.ZIP Rational Enquirer (British Columbia Skeptics newsletter) article from January 1989 (Vol. 2, #3): Two Hypotheses about Channeling
* RE2-4.ZIP April 1989: Grapho Therapy in the dictionary
* RE3-1.ZIP July 1989: Can a laser pointed at your earlobe help you stop smoking?; Honesty tests -- do they work?
* REACREAT.ZIP Will a 'Religious Equality Amendment' to the Constitution be a way for Creationists to get their religion taught in school?
* READRECV.ZIP Article about Wendy Kaminer and her book, _I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional_, emphasizing the way she's been attacked for writing it (See also KAMINER.ZIP)
* READRECV.ZIP Article about Wendy Kaminer and her book, _I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional_, emphasizing the way she's been attacked for writing it (See also KAMINER.ZIP)
* REAL.INX Index to REALL Newsletters (Somewhat out of date)
* REALL.CUT Internet FTP site information for REALL newsletters
* REALL.FTP More details about FTP site information for REALL newsletters
* REALL1-1.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-2.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-3.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-4.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-5.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-6.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-7.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-8.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL1-9.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL110.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL111.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
* REALL2-1.ZIP January 1994: Noah's Ark Hoax Update; Child Abuse or Science Abuse? (fms); Subject & Author Index to Volume 1; REALLity Check (UFO sighters and alien abductees, alternative veterinar
* REALL2-2.ZIP February 1994: *ANNIVERSARY ISSUE* Alien Suckers by M. Kottmeyer; Skeptic Ray Hyman bio; REALLity Check (Rep. Curran miracles, Clinton's writing analyzed, Nessie, FMS); 1993 in revie
* REALL2-3.ZIP March 1994: Hovind-Till (creation/evolution) debate; Det. Walstad and another 'psychic' encounter; UFO Encounters on FOX; REALLity Check (FMS and Bernardin, FMS and family disaster;
* REALL2-4.ZIP April 1994: Police Use of Psychics -- a 1993 study by Det. Walstad; REALLity Check (Nessie Hoax, FMS and the law, aromatherapy); Book capsules: Flim-Flam, Hundredth Monkey
* REALL2-5.ZIP May 1994: Spawn of Inseminoid by Martin Kottmeyer (alien abductions & SF); James 'The Amazing' Randi's St. Louis presentation; REALLity Check (satanic abuse and FMS, 48 Hours UFO sho
* REALL2-6.ZIP June 1994: A Matter of Life and Near-Death (review of Blackmore's _Dying to Live_); Probe D'roid by Kottmeyer (about Mack's new book and some 'alien probes'); REALLity Check (crying
* REALL2-7.ZIP July 1994: The Eyes That Spoke by Martin Kottmeyer (psycho-social causes to abduction accounts?); Organizations of interest to skeptics; REALLity Check (handwriting analysis, FMS, ac
* REALL2-8.ZIP August 1994: A Challenge to Federal & State Agencies by James 'The Amazing' Randi; Alternative Medicine: News vs. Entertainment at NBC; Scooby Doo, Where Are You? (a skeptical cartoo
* REALL2-9.ZIP Newsletter of the Rational Examination Associationof Lincoln Land
* REALL210.ZIP October 1994: What It Means to be a Rational Skeptic; The New Fall Season (TV shows of interest to skeptics); REALLity Check (state senate candidate and psychic; demon possession; FM
* REALL211.ZIP November 1994: A Look into the _Sun_ and other Tabloids, Part 1; REALLity Check (more psychics and politics, more on new Fall TV season, Virgin Mary sightings, problems in NIH's Offi
* REALL212.ZIP December 1994: A Look into the _Sun_ and other Tabloids, Part 2; REALLity Check (Satanic cult abuse and FMS in Skokie, IL; fortune teller cons; faith healing)
* REALL3-1.ZIP January 1995: A Look into the _Sun_ and other Tabloids, Part 3; Predictions & Horoscopes in tabloids; Cumulative Subject & Author index for Volumes 1 and 2; Letter from Rocky Mountai
* REALL3-2.ZIP February 1995: *ANNIVERSARY ISSUE* Water E.B.E.s by Martin Kottmeyer (a look at claims of alien breeding); Fortune-Telling Swindles, by Det. Bruce Walstad; Antioxidants by Dr. Tim Go
* REALL3-3.ZIP March 1995: 'Don't Push Me, Lady!' - Chairman David Bloomberg talks about his wild time with some 'psychics' on Morton Downey Jr.'s new talk show; Satanism & Occult presentation at I
* REALL3-4.ZIP April 1995: Urban Legends and skepticism, by Your Favorite Sysop; REALLity Check (FMS on Frontline & Franklin & OJ; REALL in the news; Downey Update; Weeping Statues; Homeopathy & Va
* REALL3-5.ZIP May 1995: The Curse of the Space Mummies, by Martin Kottmeyer; REALLity Check (Harvard looks at Mack, creationism in Alabama, McMartin Movie, Hypnosis)
* REALL3-6.ZIP June 1995: Sociocultural Genesis of the Flying Saucer (Swedenborg Hybrid Ornithopter of 1714); How psychics use cold reading techniques to perform readings.
* REALL3-7.ZIP July 1995: Comparing Robert Lifton's work on survivors of horrible occurrences to work on supposed alien abductees; Book Review: _The Running Dogs of Loyalty: Honest Reflections on a
* REALL3-8.ZIP August 1995: Kenneth Arnold and General H.H. Arnold -- why do their claims seem to echo one another?; REALLity Check (Psychic claims to find body; The Other Side; L-Tryptophan; a new
* REALL3-9.ZIP No description yet
* REALL310.ZIP No description yet
* REALL311.ZIP No description yet
* REALL312.ZIP December 1995: Poisoned, Naturally, Wenatchee Witchhunt, Part II, Gullibility Alert, Anti-Evolution Alabama, I Spy with My Third Eye, Part II, The Newest Cure-All
* REALLGRT.ZIP 'Psychic' Greta Alexander takes credit for finding missing body, but newspaper journalist also gets info from REALL Chairman David Bloomberg and Board Member Steve Egger (see also
* REALLGRT.ZIP 'Psychic' Greta Alexander takes credit for finding missing body, but newspaper journalist also gets info from REALL Chairman David Bloomberg and Board Member Steve Egger (see also SJ
* REALLGRT.ZIP 'Psychic' Greta Alexander takes credit for finding missing body, but newspaper journalist also gets info from REALL Chairman David Bloomberg and Board Member Steve Egger (see also SJ
* REALLIDX.ZIP Subject and Author Indexes for The REALL News, including up to Vol. 3, #3 (March '94)
* REALLP&T.ZIP Article about REALL officers' dinner with Penn & Teller
* REALLTWO.ZIP Article about REALL after two years, focusing on Your Favorite Sysop
* RECDENY.ZIP Baltimore judge denies women's attempt to get around statute of limitations on sexual abuse accusation by using 'repressed memories' claim
* RECSEATT.ZIP Good Seattle article on Richard Ofshe and claims of repressed memories in general
* REMSATN2.ZIP Another review of _Remembering Satan_, about how false memories have torn a family apart (see also INGRAM.ZIP, REMSATAN.ZIP)
* REMSATN2.ZIP Another review of _Remembering Satan_, about how false memories have torn a family apart (see also INGRAM.ZIP, REMSATAN.ZIP)
* RENOABUS.ZIP Article excerpt about Janet Reno and the way she handled alleged ritual abuse cases
* RIVERJN.ZIP Book Review of _Where Rivers Join_, a book by a woman who says she recovered memories of ritual abuse, etc.
* ROSCHANG.ZIP Randle (who, along with Schmitt, has written 2 Roswell books) admits that a key 'witness' has changed his story -- but did the stories of supposed 'witnesses' EVER match?
* ROSMOVIE.ZIP Skeptical Inquirer article taking a close look at the Showtime movie about Roswell -- is it factual? Does it even bother?
* SACKED.ZIP Worker fired after abuse charges due to supposed repressed memories wins suit against company for wrongful dismissal
* SATCOLOR.ZIP Canadian government helps fund a women-only seminar which instructed people on supposed satanic cults, including which colors not to wear! (See also PUBCONF.ZIP)
* SATCOLOR.ZIP Canadian government helps fund a women-only seminar which instructed people on supposed satanic cults, including which colors not to wear! (See also PUBCONF.ZIP)
* SBFAQ.ZIP Should Be Frequently Asked Questions about Little Rascals, the Ritual Sexual Abuse Hoax, and Its Costs, by Jonathan G. Harris
* SCISCHL.ZIP NSF study shows that we need more and better science education in our schools
* SCOTSRA.ZIP Scottish court rules that 8 children taken away from their parents for supposed 'satanic abuse' should never have been removed because there is no evidence!
* SELLSATN.ZIP The selling of Satanism -- memories, cults, conspiracies, etc. -- an editorial commentary
* SENSENON.ZIP Sense and Nonsense at the fringes of science -- an article by Carl Sagan
* SGJ6-1.ZIP Swamp Gas Journal, Jan. 1992, UFO 'Zine (generally pro-UFO, it seems, but still investigative): Crop circles (hoaxes?), Canadian UFO video probable hoax
* SGJ6-3.ZIP S.G.J. Nov '92: Circles, Skeptics & Believers & Fence-Sitters, etc.
* SIDESHOW.ZIP Cornerstone Magazine exposes Lauren Stratford and her _Satan's Underground_ book as a hoax -- original article and follow-up (see also WARNKE.ZIP)
* SJGEVOL.ZIP S.J. Gould on Evolution as both a fact and a theory
* SJRGRETA.ZIP In the Science & Skepticism File Area
* SJRGRETA.ZIP Letter to the Editor of the SJR about their coverage of, and Channel 20 and 49's coverage of, 'psychic' Greta Alexander's claim of helping find a body -- Printed 8/31/95 (see also RE
* SJRGRETA.ZIP Letter to the Editor of the SJR about their coverage of, and Channel 20 and 49's coverage of, 'psychic' Greta Alexander's claim of helping find a body -- Printed 8/31/95 (see also RE
* SOCKHUNT.ZIP Urban Legend about hunters who give in to animal rights people and stop fox-hunting, instead having hounds follow trail of a scented sock
* SP-SUIT.ZIP The author of _Satanic Panic_ has been sued by 2 therapists he mentioned in the book
* SPFLDUFO.ZIP UFOs here in Springfield?!
* SRASPOON.ZIP New Zealand skeptics give 'Bent Spoon Award' to TV show claiming huge satanic conspiracy
* SUCKERED.ZIP Article tells of how author was 'suckered' into debating a creationist, and relates what happened
* TACTSTRT.ZIP The tactics and strategies of creationists, and suggestions on how to fight them, by Lenny Flank
* TALKCURE.ZIP Book review of: _Beware the Talking Cure: Psychotherapy May Be Hazardous to Your Health_
* TBS4-2.ZIP Tampa Bay Skeptics Report, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1991: Bigger breasts thru hypnosis?; Spontaneous Human Combustion; 2 Creation stories in Genesis
* TBS4-3.ZIP Winter 1991-2: 'Psychic' detective failures; Crop circle hoax; News anchor fails to claim $1000 TBS Challenge; More on Spontaneous Human Combustion
* TBS4-4.ZIP Spring 1992: 'The Amazing Kreskin'; More on 'psychic' detective failures; UFO hoax excerpt; Other snippets
* TBS5-1.ZIP Summer 1992: In search of a 'real psychic'; Noreen Renier; A skeptic & a theist; Breast hypnotist sued.
* TBS5-2.ZIP Fall 1992: Holy Spirit guiding surgery?; A skeptic and a theist, pt. 2; UFO 'expert' questioned.
* TBS5-3.ZIP Winter 1992-3: Hurricane Andrew and sectarian structures; Breast hypnotist no-shows in Illinois (by your favorite Sysop); Life after death?; Effective thinking.
* TBS5-4.ZIP Spring 1993: Randi update, $1000 Challenge, Psychic Hotlines nailed, Fire in the Sky doused, brilliant letter to editor by your favorite Sysop.
* TBS6-1.ZIP Summer 1993: International UFO Reporter Editor continues to attack skeptics by taking quotes out of context; 'boomerang' UFO reported by deputy
* THEORYDF.ZIP Definition of 'theory' vs. 'hypothesis', now (10/26) with added update quote on 'theory'
* THRDOUBT.ZIP Therapist thought she should never doubt even the strangest tales originating from 'recovered' memories; now she sees that lives are destroyed and that skepticism is necessary for pa
* TIMEMEM.ZIP Time magazine looks at repressed memories and two court cases relating to them which could be very important -- one in which the judge is assessing value of such 'memories' before ev
* TOOTHPST.ZIP Urban legend about a man who quickly earns a great deal of money by explaining how a toothpaste company can double its profits
* TRUEFALS.ZIP Recovered memories -- true or false? Skeptics couldn't investigate the memories without being attacked at first, what changed that? Good info about several cases, including Ingram
* TTOUCH.ZIP Therapeutic Touch -- great new aid to nurses for getting people well, or New Age pseudo-scientific nonsense?
* UFOCONF.ZIP Description of a recent UFO conference in Florida, and some of the people there
* UFOESCAP.ZIP UFO abduction claims an effort to escape mental burdens, says U of Illinois Psychologist -- claimants share traits with masochists
* UFOSPIRT.ZIP Is the heart of the UFO movement a search for spirituality?
* UKEXON.ZIP UK social workers who made all sorts of 'satanic ritual abuse' accusations are exonerated in investigation -- called whitewash by those who suffered from the accusations
* UTAHSATN.ZIP Investigation by Utah's Attorney General office fails to find any evidence of satanic conspiracies
* VICMEMQT.ZIP Quotes taken from reviews of Mark Pendergrast's _Victims of Memory_
* VISTABYE.ZIP Voters throw out religious Right from Vista school board after two years of mixing church and state, trying to put in creationism, etc. (see other VISTA*.ZIP files)
* VONDANIK.ZIP Article pointing out some flaws in von Daniken's _Chariots of the Gods?_ book
* VOYAGE.ZIP _The Voyage of the Beagle_, by Charles Darwin (entire book in ASCII)
* YAPKOBO2.ZIP Houston Chronicle review of Yapko's _Suggestions of Abuse_

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