First of all, I can sympathize with your frustration but wish to correct one thing in your mental view; a true "Skeptic" will typically be less demeaning, cruel and aggressively insulting than the growing trend of Cynics & cynicism, most of which use their "rationalist" position as a soap box to promote the religion of Atheism...
I consider myself a Skeptic and yet, I am likewise willing to call myself a "Psychic" as the result of what I have studied on the subject that is more analytical vs. all the spiritually-based mumbo-jumbo people get gauged on by the hucksters (a.k.a. New Age hustlers).
Personal Experience has a great many "holes" in it when it comes to recollection, especially when it centers on events that took place when one is/was quite young; we simply misremember such things and as more and more time passes, we tend to unintentionally alter the perception and sequence in things. It's not because we are delusional or trying to deceive folks but rather, a matter of how things naturally happen in our mind -- it's exceptionally rare for anyone to have a "photographic" sense of recollection. Secondly, the perspective of such experiences can "shift" based on one's level of education (not so much traditional education as specialized study in those areas that would allow you to be better qualified in "SEEING" the event in a broader sense).
I have an exceptionally huge background in the world of professional stage magic so I'm quite aware of both, natural and manufactured means of creating apparent psychic/paranormal phenomena. While I still get hazed by those that absolutely refuse to believe in anything, there have been those experiences in my adult life, that cannot be explained away let alone replicated by the various rationalists and intellects that work hard at taking a dump on said tales... those that always invoke that great cop-out of "Those that make the claim have the onus to prove it so..."
a.k.a. their way of distancing themselves and continue existing in a state of pure denial.
As I said, I am very much a skeptic but I leave the door opened by at least 7% when it comes to issues of "faith" and the ways of esoteric knowledge; I've simply seen and experienced far too much over the years to do otherwise. Too, I've found that the majority of the true skeptics I've known over the years (including Harry Kellar, Houdini and Thurston) all expressed a sense of faith and belief that such things could be and very well may exist; they do not walk in with an attitude of Contempt prior to honest, personal investigation
(judging a book by its cover, as it were).
Sadly, a state of cynicism has come to the social fore (especially in the UK) in which rationalism has been taken to a cruel extreme and the myth that personal "Intelligence" requires one to deny the existence of God or any form of "magickle" thinking/possibility. Sad because this cold way of thinking not only hurts those they lash out at, it will ultimately rob us all of the ability to "believe" in anything and thus, put "Hope" in the grave; establishing the bulk of society as a "drone" aspect to a growing caste-like society... one that is being built on a premise in which "nothing exists" outside of humankind's own intellect, ego, and determination.
Pardon my rant (and the various voices of scorn that will undoubtedly follow) but it's just how I see things now days