The Strange remains the same for 16 June 2015

“Acts of revenge, now occurring between assassins and the government; deaths here, deaths there, and deaths everywhere: this violence is nothing else but the Devil who is tearing us apart,” he lamented.

Source: Cardinal Presides Over “Great Exorcism” to Protect Mexico from Return of the Devil


There is no scientific evidence that ghosts exist. We want your pictures of things that might, possibly, be ghosts, but in fact probably aren’t.

Source: Share your spooky ghost pictures


The skeletons of De family of Robinson Street have triggered a craze about the paranormal in Kolkata and rest of Bengal. Paranormal Research Society, a city-based organization that is affiliated to the International Paranormal Society in the US, is now flooded with phone calls from citizens who have a variety of demands and queries.

Source: Kolkata’s Ghostbusters: De family sparks interest in paranormal activity


A lawsuit seeking more than $3 million has been filed on behalf of a Portland man who says an acupuncturist left two needles in his skin, and one of them later broke off and became embedded in his groin.

Source: Lawsuit: Man hurt by leftover acupuncture needle seeks $3M


Check out this great shot uploaded to our website Wednesday afternoon. KIRO 7 viewer “Darlene4197” took this picture while working in her yard near Spanaway.

Source: A rainbow in the clouds | Sam Argier’s Weather Blog |



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  8 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 16 June 2015

  1. Jam
    June 17, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    I once saw one of these rainbow clouds. My friends were sure I was high on something, but no, cloud iridescence is a thing. A really cool thing. Had I known at the time how rare it is, I might’ve appreciated it a bit more.

  2. June 17, 2015 at 5:02 AM

    How does a surgical attempt to remove a needle from under the skin fail? (Notably missing from the source article: An X-Ray showing the needle under the skin. One has to wonder why that is.)

    Sounds like a good way to make some money though… Scam the scammers. Or maybe the man really has some groin issues and has convinced himself (and others) that there is a needle under his skin. Nocebo effect?

  3. busterggi (Bob Jase)
    June 17, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    The Cardinal is not well educated in RCC dogma or he’d know it claims that Satan rules this existence and has never left.

  4. Bonnie
    June 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    It was the headline writer who does not know RC teachings, not the Cardinal. Tho I’m afraid he won’t get the results he is hoping for. Which is a pity – it would be wonderful if it would work. 🙁

  5. June 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    The story has numerous red flags…on both sides. Did the acupuncturist really fail to count the needles afterwards…or did the plaintiff just not notice? And, as Jerome V asks: how does a stainless steel item not show up in an x-ray?

    However, my question is whether privacy laws designed to protect confidentiality of the patient’s treatment (presumably HIPAA in the comment) can be used to shield the hospital from having to speak. To wit:

    “Attorney and council Vice President Mike Schroeder said he couldn’t discuss the specifics of Shipp’s case because of laws regarding medical privacy.” This sounds to me like a gobbledygook way of saying “We can’t talk about it because we don’t want to talk about it.”

    One might think that if the plaintiff has disclosed all pertinent information in pursuit of his lawsuit, that would free the hospital to comment, rebut or explain. That is, if I tell you something in confidence and then blab it to the world, that sorta releases you from your agreement with me.

    Anybody know what the HIPAA rules say on this?

  6. Eric
    June 17, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Unbelievable that with the massive death and crime in Mexico that the church thought divorce was one of the worst things going on?? How about holding an exorcism to cleanse pedafile priests of their demons.

    As a side note I do not think the bible really has anything at all to say about divorce so not sure why it was always frowned upon from a religious standpoint?

  7. Bonnie
    June 17, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Matt 5:32, Matt 19:4-9, Mark 10:6-12, Luke 16:18, I Cor 7:10-13.

    People hit on different things as the root cause of all our problems. For some, it’s divorce; for others it may be alcohol, movies, card games (a relative belonged to a church that claimed cards as one of the roots of evil), tv, video games, women working, rock music, and so on. I’ve heard a lot!

  8. Richard Smith
    June 19, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Nyan Cat has entered Earth’s atmosphere!

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