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More evidence that near death experiences are related to brain activity, not the supernatural

It’s long been suspected that what we describe as near death experiences (NDEs) may be related to processes in the brain that create a flurry of activity to produce the strange sensations. Those that survive the beginning of the shutdown process may tell about it as a religious or spiritual experience. Well, it’s certainly strange. New…

Near-death Experiences Explained (B. Radford for Discovery News)

Near-death Experiences Explained : Discovery News. A new article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences by neuroscientist Dean Mobbs, of the University of Cambridge’s Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, and Caroline Watt, of the University of Edinburgh, finds that “contrary to popular belief, research suggests that there is nothing paranormal about these experiences. Instead, near-death experiences…

Chiropractic “accident” resulted in death

34-year old Katie May died after visiting a chiropractor last February. The coroner calls it an “accident” that she suffered an “infarction of the brain, a type of stroke, and a vertebral artery dissection” due to neck manipulation. Chiropractors regularly do neck manipulation – not by accident. Playboy model’s death ‘ruled an accident’ after suffering…

Near death researcher Morse gets three years in prison

In an update to the conviction of Melvin Morse for first and second-degree reckless endangerment of a child, he has been sentenced. Melvin Morse gets three years in waterboarding case – CapeGazette.com Former Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse was sentenced to three years in prison plus probation for waterboarding his stepdaughter. Morse apologized to his stepdaughter, who attended…

Melvin Morse, near-death experience researcher, convicted of waterboarding

In an update to this bizarre and confusing story, Morse waterbording case: Was he torturing his child to further his research into near death experience?, we have a conviction: Former pediatrician convicted of waterboarding. A Delaware jury convicted a pediatrician Thursday of waterboarding his companion’s daughter by holding the child’s head under a faucet. The jury…

Near-death experience gets a natural boost from rat study

An interesting new study shows that brain activity surges beyond normal in the 30-second period after rats’ hearts stopped beating. Scientists measured a sharp increase in high-frequency brainwaves called gamma oscillations that are thought to be related to consciousness possibly linking information from different parts of the brain. BBC News – Near-death experiences are ‘electrical…

Morse waterbording case: Was he torturing his child to further his research into near death experience? (UPDATED)

Melvin and Pauline Morse waterboarding case: Delaware girl accuses parents of waterboarding her. A Delaware doctor and his wife were arrested this week after their daughter told authorities that she was punished by “waterboarding,” police said. The 11-year-old girl told police that her father, pediatrician Melvin Morse, would hold her face under a running faucet…

‘Proof Of Heaven’ Bestseller to be made into movie

Ick. Not my kind of movie. Eben Alexander’s book appeal to supernaturalists. Near Death Experiences is a hot topic these days. Universal Acquires ‘Proof Of Heaven’; Bestseller About Dying Surgeon Who Glimpses Afterlife – Deadline.com. Universal Pictures has won a bidding battle for movie rights to Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into The Afterlife, the…

Evidence of afterlife event in Florida – Go. Ask questions.

A self proclaimed “authority on death and the afterlife” is presenting on evidence for such in the Tampa area. Fisk presents evidence of afterlife : Out & About – Tampa Bay Newspapers. “Florida Ghosts and the Afterlife” is on tap when paranormal investigator Terry Fisk stops by the East Lake Community Library Thursday, July 19,…

Dead or alive psychic experiment results pulled from neuroscience journal

Some paranormal proponents are crying foul and “censorship” over the retraction of a paper claiming to support clairvoyance. The paper: Prediction of Mortality Based on Facial Characteristics by Delorme, A., Pierce, A., Michel, L., and Radin, D. (2016). Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10:173. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00173 was published in May of 2016 and officially retracted in early October. The…

The Strange Remains the same for 29 July 2015

An apparent Islamic Stt document found in the dry reaches of Pakistan’s tribal lands reveals that ISIL is recruiting a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan and plans to trigger a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world. Source: Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke ‘end of the world’…

Haunted history of Bobby Mackey’s Music World fails to stand up to scrutiny

Editors Note: In cooperation with the Anomalies Research Society, we present this exclusive feature report based on the investigation of the Military Veterans Paranormal organization. By M. Cadwell and S. A. Hill Bobby Mackey’s Music World is well-known to paranormal researchers as one of America’s “Most Haunted” places (Argie and Olsen, 2014). Located at 44 Licking Pike…

The Saga of Psychic Sally and the Persistent Skeptics

Sally Morgan calls herself “the original 21st Century medium.” Her Facebook page has over 93K “likes”. Her bio reads: Sally’s sell out theatre shows have been seen by a staggering half a million people, her hit television shows are watched by millions and her books are best-sellers! With her unique personality, refreshing approach and uncanny…

The Strange Remains the same for 30 June 2014

Dragging in this early summer heat and suffering from lack of sleep so you’ll have to excuse the dearth of news stories today. The African country where compasses go haywire – The Boston Globe. Staff at New Look store in Sidmouth fear prudish ghost is haunting shop | Western Morning News. Unlocking the Mystery Behind…

The Strange remains the same for 27 June 2014

Adults are just outdated children. ~Dr. Seuss Near-death experiences are overwhelmingly peaceful – health – 26 June 2014 – New Scientist. Tiger leaps onto boat, snatches man in east India. A MUST READ: A comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products Mystery Flashing Lights Spotted Again in SoCal Skies | KTLA 5. New species of small…

The Strange remains the same for 23 April 2014

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” Faith Healers Can Be Con Artists in Disguise | Mariam Khan. Spoon-bending psychic Geller helps Israelis defy disasters – chicagotribune.com. Creationists Say Smithsonian Is Pushing “Religion of Naturalism”. ‘Heaven Is For Real’ Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences. Bus-ticket mystic is taking us for a ride, say NHS…

Art Bell returns Sept. 16

Great. More craziness. Even crazier than before because it will be uncensored. Paranormal expert Art Bell returning to radio Sept. 16 | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com. Art Bell, radio’s master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.…

The Immortality Project awards $2.4 million to researchers

In an update to an earlier story here, a grant that came from the Templeton Foundation has been distributed among various research proposals. UCR Today: Science Research Grants Related to Immortality Announced. Grants totaling $2.4 million will be awarded to 10 research teams from the United States and Europe in the scientific component of The…