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V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011

The Radford Files

Seeing What We Want to See—Including UFOs

By Benjamin Radford
People are often unhappy when I can explain an “unexplained” photograph or video. If it’s a hoax, the hoaxers are not happy with me—and neither are the people who fell for it. Nobody likes to be fooled.

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V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010

The Radford Files

Miracle Muscles, Only $14,615

By Benjamin Radford

I am best known for my investigations into paranormal topics such as ghosts, monsters, crop circles and so forth. But my skeptical antennae start to tingle at any extraordinary claim.

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V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
David Thomas, president of New Mexicans for Science and Reason
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The Radford Files

Skeptic on Skeptic

Fellow investigators talk UFOs in Aztec, N.M.

By Benjamin Radford

New Mexico, land of two national laboratories, is home to lots of scientists. Whether employed developing supercomputers, testing explosives or doing autopsies on extraterrestrial crash victims, there are plenty of PhDs walking around.

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Jesus and Mary Appear in Frost; Radford Appears on the History Channel

Alibi columnist Ben Radford will be on “MysteryQuest” looking for ghosts in haunted parts of Los Angeles. Tune in to the History Channel on Sunday at 9 p.m. for an episode called “Return of the Amityville Horror.”

“Hopefully they didn’t edit out my skepticism!” Radford writes.

Speaking of skeptics, here’s an interesting news release I was e-mailed this morning:

JESUS AND MARY REVEALED TO AN ATHEIST! CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

In a small town near Farmington, N.M., an atheist has found the image of Mary and baby Jesus on his window in the early morning light of December 11, 2009. ...

The 40-year-old truck driver says he is still skeptical, but believers are sure to find some significance it the frosty windowpane.

What do you think? Is this guy an idiot and that’s the work of the Big Guy? Or is this guy an idiot and that’s just some frost?

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Radford to Disprove Existence of Larry Barker

Radford will thoroughly inspect any haunted bar, particularly if free drinks are involved.
Benjamin Radford
Radford will thoroughly inspect any haunted bar, particularly if free drinks are involved.

The Alibi’s resident paranormal investigator Ben Radford will be on KRQE News 13 tonight showing Larry Barker around some hauntings. He’ll be talking about the KiMo ghost and the ghost in the Old Cuchillo Bar and Store in southern New Mexico.

The segment will air tonight at 10:30 p.m., will repeat during tomorrow morning’s broadcast and should pop up again tomorrow night on FOX.

Next up, disproving the existence of Radford.

V.18 No.40 | 10/1/2009

The Radford Files

Is Sandia Peak Tramway the World’s Longest?

By Benjamin Radford

We’ve all seen the signs.

Whether in TV ads, on billboards or in magazines, one of Albuquerque’s claims to fame is the Sandia Peak Tramway. The twin red and blue cars make their way up the cables to the top of the mountain where tourists, skiers and diners can find magnificent views and a 20-degree temperature drop.

As the Sandia Peak website states, “A trip on the world’s longest aerial tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles.” The tram moves at about 12 miles per hour, carrying more than a quarter million people each year. It was completed in 1966, constructed by a Swiss firm for about $2 million. There are four steel cables, each of which is about an inch and a half in diameter, carrying passengers to 10,378 feet.

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