Joe Nickell facts for kids
Nickell in 2015
|Born||December 1, 1944
|Education||Ph.D. in English|
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky|
|Occupation||Skeptic, investigator, author, editor|
|Spouse(s)||Diana G. Harris (m. 2006)|
Joe Nickell (born December 1, 1944) is an American skeptic and investigator of the paranormal.
He helped find out that the diary of Jack the Ripper was a hoax. In 2002 he was one of a number of experts asked by scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to see if the manuscript of Hannah Crafts' The Bondwoman's Narrative (1853–1860), possibly the first novel by an African-American woman, was real.
Nickell is senior research fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and writes regularly for their journal, the Skeptical Inquirer.
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