Luis Alfonso Gámez
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In 2011 he produced a series of documentaries on common objects of modern scepticism with the Basque broadcaster EITB. The pilot programme asked, "Did we go to the moon?", and the follow-up programme was about alternative medicine and asked, "Does it work for you?"
He has written La Cara Oculta del Misterio (the hidden face of the mystery) a skeptical book about the paranormal.  He also collaborated on the book "Skeptical Odysseys: Personal Accounts by the World's Leading Paranormal Investigations"  which included essays by many well-known British and American skeptics and scientists.
Controversy and popular culture
Public attention was drawn to Luis Alfonso Gámez in 2007 when he was the subject of a legal process after being sued for defamation by the writer and journalist Juan José Benítez. Gamez lost the lawsuit and had to pay compensations amounting to 6000 EUR. In the aftermath of the lawsuit, the term bald unit (unidad cálvica) was coined by some followers of Benitez to refer to an imaginary currency amounting for 6000 EUR. The term quickly gained in popularity and eventually became a widespread means to refer to large quantities of money in a more convenient way among the Spanish public (ie. "I bought a new car for 3.5 bald units")
- Luis Alfonso Gámez - self description
- Circuloesceptico homepage
- enigmas y birras
- magonia podcast
- Link to "Did we go to the Moon? Spanish documentary
- La Cara Oculta del Misterio
- "Skeptical Odysseys: Personal Accounts by the World's Leading Paranormal Investigations