Blog Archives for March 2018

CBS “Sunday Morning” Seers Don’t See So Well

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 20, 2018

On March 18, 2018, CBS “Sunday Morning” featured an insufficiently skeptical segment, “ESP: Inside the government’s secret program on psychic spies.”

Zanzibar’s Popobawa Demon Still Attacking Skeptics

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 15, 2018

In 1995 I published a short article titled “The Skeptic-raping Demon of Zanzibar,” telling of a bat-winged, cyclopean dwarf that reportedly swept into bedrooms and attacked men—especially those who disbelieved in the creature. The phenomenon had occurred in previous decades but had returned. A colleague handed me an article on the phenomenon and joked, “Here’s a case for you to solve.” Reading a few paragraphs, I replied, “I have solved it.”