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Priest in Zimbabwe disappears in river, mermaids to blame

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A drowning in Zimbabwe. Another allegation of mermaids. Prophet drowns during cleansing ceremony, family blame mermaids | News 24. A self-styled prophet on Wednesday drowned in a river during a cleansing ceremony in Epworth, giving residents quite a scare. The prophet, Simbarashe Kamupondera, 31, of Nyeredzi Nhatu apostolic sect, met his fate around midday as…

Animal Planet’s downward plunge – more mermaids

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For some incredibly ridiculous reason*, Discovery Network’s Animal Planet continues to push the idea that mermaid can be real. More spectacularly anti-intellectual, mystery mongering and outright FAKE footage coming your way this weekend with a mini Monster-themed programming schedule. *ad revenue BusinessMirror – Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ creeps back. ANIMAL Planet presents Monster Week, a…

Zimbabwe faces economic difficulties from superstitious population: Mermaids hinder work on new reservoirs

‘Mermaids’ scare off workers A government minister in Zimbabwe says work has stopped on new reservoirs because workers have been scared off by mermaids, a report has said. Minister of Water Resources Samuel Sipepa Nkomo reportedly told a parliamentary committee that terrified workers were refusing to return to the sites. “All the officers I have…

Watch out for Animal Planet’s Monster Week featuring mermaids

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Animal Planet plans Monster Week – Entertainment News, Top News, Media – Variety. Animal Planet is developing its own version of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week with a programming stunt dubbed Monster Week to be unveiled at the Television Critics Assn. press tour today. Programs to be featured include a special “Croc-Zilla,” new segs of “Finding…

On newsstands now… paranormal pandering from previously reputable sources

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National Geographic has a special issue out featuring “Strange But True: Secrets of the Supernatural Revealed”: Strange But True: Secrets of the Supernatural Revealed features the most wildly popular, incredibly weird, and totally true stories that only National Geographic could discover. Ripped from the headlines of National Geographic Daily News, these often weird, sometimes miraculous…

Bigfoot Captured breaks History: Channel continues to fake out viewers

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WOW! History Channel pulled a “Mermaids” gimmick. Why would they sabotage their credibility? Oh wait, ever since it became the “Hitler” Channel a while ago, it’s been heading downhill. According to this review of their latest special program, Bigfoot Captured, a “shameful fake documentary” about Bigfoot, it’s hit rock bottom. Reviewer Jim Vorel of Paste Magazine takes the…

Will TV be less worse from now on? We are skeptically optimistic!

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We’re seeing a trend. First, Cosmos does well. Then, SyFy announces that they will cut development on “reality” paranormal shows. Now there is news that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting his OWN TV TALK SHOW and the new Discovery Channel president is saying some very interesting and positive things. This may be something… As we linked…

The Strange remains the same for 2 October 2014

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China performs cavity searches on 10,000 pigeons ahead of National Day event – Asia – World – The Independent. Yes, no, goodbye: The ouija board used for spirit communication – JREF. Social Media Ebola Hoax Causes Deaths : Discovery News. Yahoo News spews NaturalNews anti-vaccine (and other) propaganda « Science-Based Medicine. Cerro Rico: Devil worship…

The Strange remains the same for 08 August 2014

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Time for the leftovers. I have no witty quote… This may be the way it goes from now on. THE ORIGINAL MYTHBUSTER | Strictly Docs. Doctors Pulled a Tooth Out of a Man’s … What?. New geoglyphs found in Nazca desert after sandstorm. Brevard’s door-knocking gator likely still on loose. Doctors criticise vaccination opponents amid…

Discovery Channel: Jumped the shark long ago, now just despicable (Update: More despicableness)

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Once again, Discovery Channel shows they are not science-based and will even pull unethical stunts to get ratings. Epic. Fail. We posted the link in the leftovers of 16-July to the story in Canada’s National Post about a video that purportedly showed a bull shark spotted in Lake Ontario. The best answer at the time…

Remains of the weekend 7-8 June 2014

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I for one went into science to have fun and if my Ph.D. gives me the skills to calculate the urine production of a Godzilla then I will wear that nerd badge with glee. ~Dr. Craig McClain From A (Not So Serious) Scientific Treatment of Mermaids | Deep Sea News. WEIRD: The Daily Mail exposes faith…

AL the Anomallama finds this shark story alarming. Here’s why he shouldn’t. (Hint: STUPID TV)

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What a bunch of baseless assumptions, speculation and fear mongering! Sploid has posted this story without ANY critical thought whatsoever because MONSTERS! And now it’s getting a ton of attention from people who are not thinking about it whatsoever, just passing it on. It’s making the rounds on mystery mongering sites where the commentators have…

Animal Planet and Discovery channels make MONSTROUS missteps for Monster Week

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Last week was Monster Week on Animal Planet. This weekend is Monster Weekend on Discovery Channel. (The two channels are affiliated under the Discovery Network). I came across a series of stories today that relate to these Discovery Channel/Animal Planet offerings. I decided to put them all together. From the past offerings of a dubious…

Discovery wild speculation channel presents… Killed by Yeti

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident: Was it Death by Yeti? Discovery Network continues their quest to be tops in science fiction. They are succeeding! A press release announces a 2-hour special investigating an actual unsolved mystery. And they know that when you can’t explain something, it just might be paranormal. This time, instead of UFOs or government…

Instructions for making your own merbeing

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Friend of the site Paolo Viscardi is featured in this piece that investigates a “merman” at his museum. This is SO COOL! Mysterious mermaid stripped naked Paolo Viscardi reveals what it takes to make a convincing, fake mermaid Called the “Japanese Monkey-fish”, it turns out it is not monkey at all: “Is it real?” is…