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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…

Reaction to Animal Planet’s Monster Week and “Mermaids” (updated)

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We got very big hits on our Animal Planet post about the Mermaid sequel – another fake documentary using what appears to be real scientists, real people and actual theories. It’s real annoying and real stupid. It also seems to make the people watching it stupid too. What a giant disappointment that Animal Planet chose…

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…

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

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‘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…

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…

Preacher Helen Ukpabio, child “witch hunter”, encounters trouble with London tour

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The Born-again Christian Pentecostal preacher Helen Ukpabio is hitting some walls in her visit to London. For good reason. She believes that children who act up are servants of Satan. Call to ban ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who poses risk to children – The Independent. The Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to step in…

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…

Smoking gun shark photo that was doctored by Discovery

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There were plenty of allegations about what was faked in the fake documentary by Animal Planet about Megalodon. Here is a piece of clear evidence. Did Discovery Channel fake the image in its giant shark documentary? | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com. The suspicion that the Discovery Channel had abandoned its professed editorial standards…

NOAA makes statement about Bermuda Triangle myth

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Just as with mermaids, NOAA sees fit to make a statement that the ridiculous is indeed ridiculous. Nothing supernatural about the Bermuda Triangle, NOAA says – Sun Sentinel. For decades, rumors persisted that hundreds of ships and planes mysteriously vanished in the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda because it was cursed or patrolled…

Animal Planet brags about how much of a sell out they are

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2013 was the former science-based channel’s best year ever. At what cost? All integrity. But that doesn’t seem to matter. Animal Planet Wins its Best Year Ever – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers. ANIMAL PLANET WINS ITS BEST YEAR EVER! – Network Boasts Most Successful Year in Prime and Total Day – - Animal Planet Ranks #16…

The Strange remains the same for 12 Dec 2013

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A lovely array of leftovers today. (Hey, I made a rhyme!) Dan Aykroyd’s Asperger’s Fueled ‘Ghostbusters’ Obsession. Man convicted of the gruesome slaying of an American Fork woman and her baby says he’s tormented by ghosts : AFCITIZEN.com. Report: Official who OK’d Obama birth papers dies in crash. The Independent Investigations Group – Mermaid Skeleton…

Remains of the day 31 Oct 2013

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Well! Busy busy day for weird news, wasn’t it? Doubtful News was featured on NBCnews.com! We got a nice influx of new readers from that, I’m happy to say. Thanks to @b0yle on Twitter for the interview. Here are some more leftovers from today. A PERFECT story for Halloween: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon in…

Remains of the day 27 August 2013

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A flood of stories have come at the end of the day. Here you go insomniacs! Read on. What about Jerusalem makes people go crazy? – Salon.com. Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior: Scientific American. Grand Theft Auto’s Bigfoot Hunters : The New Yorker. This chupacabra (Texas Blue dog) story is old and nonsense.…

Discovery channel touts… giant shark. You KNEW this was coming, didn’t you? (UPDATE: Pwned)

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Discovery Channel, originator of the mermaid “documentary”, is now hyping the idea that the giant prehistoric shark, Megalodon, is still alive out there. Once again, they are getting pummeled by actual scientists and science writers whom they did not seek to consult. Take a look at their promotional video. I see some CGI, lots of…

Remains of the day 2 Aug 2013

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As this is posted, I’m on my first ghost hunt. I might be converted. But probably not. Stay tuned. Here are some links to read in the meantime. Feared Traditional Priest From Ghana Spends a Year in the Bronx – NYTimes.com. The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian…

Leftover links for 18 July 2013

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We’re back on track today at Doubtful News. Please note, if you’d like to support this site, there are subscription buttons or one-time gifting options in the right sidebar. All money goes to support work on this site. We love our sponsors and value your feedback and suggestions. And now, for a bouquet of links…

Call of the Wildman show staged snake appearance? (UPDATE: Staged)

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There is an update to this story so we are reposting it. Please see the UPDATE below. Originally posted June 7, 2013 10:33 AM Unreal reality TV strikes again. Snake expert says “Turtleman” show staged cottonmouth scene. It’s a frightening discovery, venomous snakes found in and around a community pool. That’s what Ernie Brown Jr.,…

Leftover Links for 4 June 2013

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Got a pile of goodies leftover tonight. ENJOY! Retreating to the Church of Anti-Vaccination – CSI. Justin Upton and more MLB players spooked by Milwaukee’s haunted hotel — ESPN The Magazine – ESPN. Sometimes we take meaning from things when it really matters. :’-( Police dog bids farewell to slain cop | The Lookout –…