Benjamin Radford (born October 2, 1970) is an American writer and skeptic. He has authored, coauthored or contributed to over twenty books and written over a thousand articles and columns on a wide variety of topics including urban legends, unexplained mysteries, the paranormal, critical thinking, mass hysteria, and media literacy. His book, Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment, was published in the summer of 2014 and is a scientific investigation of famous legends and folklore in the state of New Mexico. In 2016 Radford published Bad Clowns and he is regarded as an expert on bad clowns phenomenon.

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  • Benjamin Radford (né le 2 octobre 1970 à New York) est un sceptique américain. Il est le chef d'édition du magazine Skeptical Inquirer. Il est un enquêteur de terrain, particulièrement intéressé par les monstres de la cryptozoologie, les phénomènes de hantise et les voyants qui aident prétendument la police. Il a écrit plusieurs livres et de nombreux articles sur ces sujets. Il fut à une époque un des hôtes du balado Monster Talk (avec Blake Smith et Karen Stollznow), un des balados officiels de la Skeptics Society, qui est consacré exclusivement à la cryptozoologie. Il est enfin l'auteur d'un jeu de société : Playing Gods. (fr)
  • Benjamin Radford (born October 2, 1970) is an American writer and skeptic. He has authored, coauthored or contributed to over twenty books and written over a thousand articles and columns on a wide variety of topics including urban legends, unexplained mysteries, the paranormal, critical thinking, mass hysteria, and media literacy. His book, Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment, was published in the summer of 2014 and is a scientific investigation of famous legends and folklore in the state of New Mexico. In 2016 Radford published Bad Clowns and he is regarded as an expert on bad clowns phenomenon. Radford has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Learning Channel, CBC, BBC, ABC News, The New York Times, and many other outlets. Radford characterizes himself as one of the world's few science-based paranormal investigators, and has done first-hand research into psychics, ghosts, exorcisms, miracles, Bigfoot, stigmata, lake monsters, UFO sightings, reincarnation, crop circles, and other topics. "I’m open-minded. I never said I don’t believe ghosts exist. But I can say I’ve looked at the research that’s been done, and I’ve done personal investigations. In each particular case there either is or isn’t good, compelling evidence, and so far I haven’t seen it." He regularly speaks at universities and conferences across the country about his research. Radford's books and investigations have been incorporated into several college and university courses on critical thinking, including at Western Washington University and the University of New Mexico. Radford is also a contributor to the Snopes.com urban legends web site, where he has researched and written articles debunking fakelore and a variety of popular myths including The Amityville Horror and the claim that humans only use 10% of their brains. (en)
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  • Benjamin Radford (born October 2, 1970) is an American writer and skeptic. He has authored, coauthored or contributed to over twenty books and written over a thousand articles and columns on a wide variety of topics including urban legends, unexplained mysteries, the paranormal, critical thinking, mass hysteria, and media literacy. His book, Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment, was published in the summer of 2014 and is a scientific investigation of famous legends and folklore in the state of New Mexico. In 2016 Radford published Bad Clowns and he is regarded as an expert on bad clowns phenomenon. (en)
  • Benjamin Radford (né le 2 octobre 1970 à New York) est un sceptique américain. Il est le chef d'édition du magazine Skeptical Inquirer. Il est un enquêteur de terrain, particulièrement intéressé par les monstres de la cryptozoologie, les phénomènes de hantise et les voyants qui aident prétendument la police. Il a écrit plusieurs livres et de nombreux articles sur ces sujets. Il fut à une époque un des hôtes du balado Monster Talk (avec Blake Smith et Karen Stollznow), un des balados officiels de la Skeptics Society, qui est consacré exclusivement à la cryptozoologie. (fr)
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