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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…

Panic over alleged mermaid found in Nigeria town

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What a strange story out of Nigeria yesterday all because of a weird thing found in a batch of frozen fish. At first, the fish seller threw it away but then retrieved it to show others and then… well, the story took on a life of its own. The Sun News Strange creature among frozen…

You KNOW mermaids are fiction, right? RIGHT?

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In an update to a popular post about the Animal Planet special, Mermaids: A Body Found, we see that nonsense fed to the public does it’s job. Apparently, there is a an internet/email rumor circulating that the program was real. See this documentation of it by the best urban legend site there is, Snopes.com. Perhaps…

Animal Planet sciences up Mermaids with ‘A Body Found’

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It’s MONSTER WEEK on Animal Planet May 21-28. The feature of the week is a new 2 hour program called MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND premiering Sunday, May 27. Mermaids: The Body Found | Animal Planet | Mermaids: The Body Found | Animal Planet | Press Release. This two-hour special is science fiction based on some real events and…

High tech tools reveal how mermaid relics were created

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BBC News – Scientists reveal secret of how ‘monkey fish’ were made. An investigation by St George’s University and Horniman Museum in London has finally revealed how mermen and mermaid relics (sometimes referred to as monkey fish) may have been made. They are thought to have been made by fishermen in Japan and East Asia…

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…

Oh, Demi Lovato… just shut it, you sound ridiculous

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Demi Lovato should stick to acting and singing because she sounds like a complete idiot when she talks. Demi Lovato Reveals Her Beliefs on Aliens and Mermaids on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. On aliens, Lovato states, “I know that they are real. How self-centered would we be, as humans, to believe that we are…

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…

Kappa (water spirit) parts to go on display in Japan

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The kappa is a Japanese water imp, one of the most popular yokai or supernatural monsters. They are described as child-sized, scaly, with a cavity in their head that must always have water. A trickster figure, they may harass people or kill. The kappa legend is used to keep kids alert around water. In the…

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…

Exhibition of “real” fairy photos

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Well they are very pretty… bugs. Fairies John Hyatt Rossendale Valley: University professor says he has photographed mystery winged creatures […]Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer John Hyatt claims he now has proof the creatures are real and are residing in the Rossendale Valley. John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and…