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16 year old subjected to traumatic watery treatment to cleanse her aura

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What strange therapy is this? It appears multiple people failed in their responsibilities in this story of a New Zealand alternative practitioner. Girl dunked in river to fix ‘blocked auric field’. An alternative health therapist has been censured after attempting to heal a girl’s aura without her consent. The 16-year old went to the massage…

The Strange remains the same for 28 July 2014

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Monsters are such interesting people… Sea monsters of the Strait – Local – The News. New Comcast scam may catch hundreds. Revivalist preaching hampering fight against AIDS in PNG – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Tax incentives sought for Noah’s Ark theme park. UFOs Over Toronto Caught On Tape, Prompting Police Reports. News To Me:…

Cop fired when supernatural beliefs got in the way of doing his job

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Oh brother, this guy’s extreme beliefs impeded his ability to do his job and affected others in the workplace. But he’s claiming discrimination. Cop claims feds are targeting him because he believes in ghosts. A Department of Veterans Affairs cop [Valdo Vaher], convinced his former New Jersey workplace is haunted by evil spirits, says the…

Professor claims he’s victim of phantom “air pressure magneto sex therapy”

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I knew that would get you to click the link. Just what the heck is that? Honestly, it sounds suspiciously like sleep paralysis. Spooked professor cries attack from blood-sucker spirit. X-files of Madhya Pradesh [India] police are replete with complaints of blood-curdling spirits on prowl, forcing police on a blind chase of the supernatural. And…

Killer giant anteaters – Digging claws turn into knife-like weapons

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A timid animal that may appear to be harmless may have some formidable weaponry that poses a serious threat to attackers. Two fatal attacks by giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) have been documented in a wildlife journal. The typically nonaggressive animals have sharp claws and inflicted serious wounds when they were cornered and undertook defensive behavior. The…

Remains of the weekend 26-27 July 2014

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For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it’s where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week. ~John Sununu The Chinese Guide to Selling Haunted Homes: Realty Today. Megan Fox believes in Bigfoot,…

Mike Adams insinuates some scientists should be killed, then looks like a bigger idiot (UPDATE: legal trouble?)

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Is Adams under observation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)? See update below. Mike Adams, the Health (Ranger) Danger of the arguably worst site on the internet, Natural News, wrote an insane rant that went a bit farther than usual, where he equated Monsanto and its collaborators to Nazis. A list of journalists,…

Haunting evidence spooks local news crew — Would it spook a real investigator? (UPDATE: Shenanigans)

Screen cap from video taken by homeowner during news crew visit. Shadow darts from right side and back.

UPDATE: (30-Jul-2014) The homeowners have refused an investigation by objective researchers – me and Kenny Biddle. Suspicious? Yes. It gets better… see below. Another claim of an extremely haunted house. Who do they call? Paranormal investigators, mediums, priests and TV show producers, then the local news team. Ghost attacks in Hanover haunted house | WPMT…

‘Chilling’ floating head looks rather obviously like a boring old reflection

Note the reflection of lights above the window which has an apparent "head"

I’m not sure what this is EXACTLY because data is missing from the news story. But from what we are given, this is far less than “chilling” and no evidence for “head of a saint hovering in mid-air” Chilling ‘ghost’ video reveals head of a long-dead saint hovering in mid-air – Mirror Online. Tourists are…

Blood-red water flows through Wenzhou

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It’s really foreboding when the waters run red like blood. In this modern society, it typically means pollution. Suspicious Blood-red Water Inundates River in Wenzhou. An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning. Local residents say the river was…

The face of god in the sky?

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The perceived image of bearded man appeared through the clouds over Snettisham, Norfolk. The photo was taken by Jeremy Fletcher who says it could be the face of “God” though we do not know what that actually looks like. We can say it looks like several people here and passed. ‘God’ seen in photograph of clouds…

The Strange remains the same for 24 July 2014

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Let sleeping foxes lie. Scientologists accused of brainwashing French company’s employees – France – RFI. Most ‘dangerous’ anti-science GMO critic? Meet Mike Adams–Conspiracy junkie runs alternative ‘health’ empire | Genetic Literacy Project. Thousands of women, accused of sorcery, tortured and executed in Indian witch hunts – The Washington Post. Dr. Oz, it’s time to heal…