In his first book on the subject, Peter Huston unmasked the amazing array of paranormal con artists littering the fringes of society today. From phony psychics to crop circle hoaxers to New Age hucksters, Huston revealed exactly how these otherworldly swindlers get rich by fleecing the gullible among us. In this new book, Huston casts his critical eye further afield, exposing the latest fraudulent schemes and scams being perpetrated through such seemingly normal pursuits as the environmental movement, politics, the world of science and evangelical Christianity. He also delves deeply into some truly bizarre subcultures and explores how slick operators manipulate believers in UFOs, mythical beasts, angels, the occult, and more. Funny and informative! This is an unrevised reprint of the original 2002 edition.
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About the Author
In the 1990s and beyond, Peter Huston was prominent in the field of skepticism and was a contributor to both Skeptic and The Skeptical Inquirer. He authored two books to educate the public on paranormal scams. Huston has contributed to many newspapers, magazines, newsletters, websites, and other forums and his work has won awards, and been translated into six languages. His life has been interesting, at times surreal, and has involved large event security, ambulance work, skeleton and bobsledding, and six years traveling and teaching English in Asia, as well as earning twin master's degrees, one in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese history and the history of science from Cornell and the other in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESL). He currently is working on several writing projects and teaches English as a second language in the USA to students from all over the world. His hobbies include martial arts, cooking, and hanging out with refugees from Burma and eating their food.