With the 50th anniversary of the Roswell incident and Heaven's Gate sect's suicide dominating the paranormal news in the past few months, its shaping up to be the Year of the UFO. With another potential Hollywood UFO blockbuster on the horizon -- Men in Black -- the unending UFO reports are likely to continue.
Our lead article this month -- you guessed it -- is about UFOs. This one by frequent REALL News contributor Martin Kottmeyer reviews the original sighting of UFOs by Kenneth Arnold and presents alternative explanations in this Part 1 of a two-part article.
This issue also features a brief report by me on a Center for Inquiry workshop in Chicago. If you've never attended a regional or national skeptics meeting, you might consider it in the future. It's a wonderful time to learn about many critical issues from experts in their fields and to share ideas and concerns with fellow skeptics. My report will only give you an inkling of the information that can arm you in questioning and analyzing claims of the paranormal and pseudoscience.