The Strange remains the same for 2 July 2014

You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
~Hal Borland

‘Slender Man’ stabbing suspect mentally incompetent, doctor says – Nation – The Boston Globe.

Why Some Urban Legends Go Viral.

In ‘Deliver Us From Evil,’ Fighting Crime With Exorcism – NYTimes.com.

Skepticblog » Unpersuadable—and unscientific.

Sykes paper is a clarion call for higher standards for cryptozoology | Doubtful — by Sharon Hill.

‘Vampire’ squirrel has world’s fluffiest tail | Science/AAAS | News.

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26 Fukuoka schoolgirls fall ill; panic attack suspected | The Japan Times.

BBC – Culture – Why are exorcisms so fascinating?.

Newly Discovered Wasp Plugs Nest With Cork of Ant Corpses – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science.

Bigfoot responds to claims that he’s not provably real (yet) | National Post.

Work on ‘haunted’ Savannah home underway | WJCL News.

Wolverine caught on camera in Utah for 1st time | KSL.com.

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  1 comment for “The Strange remains the same for 2 July 2014

  1. busterggi
    July 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    So if bitten by a vampire squirrel does one become a vampire, a squirrel or both?

    As to the Slender Man case, I look forward to the lawyer’s defense that being in magical beings equals insanity.

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