From the October 2018 issue

‘Miracle’ work

A run-in with a show aimed at the incredibly credulous.
By | Published: October 19, 2018 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
I’ve done a lot of television interviews over the years, but maybe the most improbable was for an old TV show called Sightings. To be honest, I had never heard of the show and almost backed out when I discovered its standard fare involved flying saucers, ESP, and things that go bump in the night. But the producer seemed reasonable and insisted that he just wanted to talk to a real scientist for a change.

Ultimately I took the gamble, and they actually did a pretty nice job. I doubt the segment inspired anyone to recommit their life to truth, justice, and the American way, but at least there was one fewer story about how Bigfoot saved Grandma’s ghost from being eaten by the Loch Ness monster. I’ll chalk that up as a win.

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