Mickkelson founded Snopes.com in 1995, based on his interest in researching urban legends. Today, the site is widely regarded by
folklorists, journalists and laypersons alike as one of the web’s essential
resources. Snopes.com is routinely included in annual "Best of the
Web" lists and has been the recipient of two Webby awards. Mikkelson has appeared on 20/20, ABC
World News, CNN Sunday Morning
and NPR's All Things Considered.