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I’d like to sign up for the class on Alien Visitations

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Why not cater to the students, maybe they will get paid to be UFO researchers… Polaris Career Center offers job training – and “documented” evidence of aliens: “Hey, Taxpayer!” with Mark Naymik. Polaris Career Center has been teaching teens and adults from Northeast Ohio for decades how to repair automobiles, whip-up culinary delights, operate heavy…

Absurd idea for video enhancement to “capture proof of ghosts”

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$50K for a video service to see ghosts, or should I say more rightly, anomalies that people will say are ghosts. TVTechnology: New Video Enhancing Service Looks to Find Ghosts. The creator of a new Hidden Intelligence Tracking (HIT) technology is seeking crowdfunding under the auspices of helping users capture video proof that they are…

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

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The Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland is supposedly haunted. A group of ghost hunters was called and did some investigating. Or did they? I wouldn’t call it investigating… Is the Laurel Museum haunted?. The Laurel Museum is operated by the Laurel Historical Society out of a restored 19th-century mill worker’s house adjacent to Riverfront Park.…

Ancient Roman ruins in Miami is a hoax

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A very silly story made the rounds on Facebook. No, those are not Roman ruins unearthed in downtown Miami. Obviously. In fact, they aren’t anything all that interesting. Fake news is REALLY annoying. Roman Ruins in Downtown Miami Hoax Debunked. The story flooded Facebook feeds all over South Florida last week. Topped with a photo…

Mother suspected of poisoning son with lethal doses of salt

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Another case of education via Google University? A disturbing story that suggests the mother thought she knew medicine, talking medical and hospital jargon while describing her son’s medical woes, better than doctors. A young boy is dead. Woman accused of fatally poisoning son in Munchausen case Less than a week before his death, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul…

Ronaldo’s injury supposedly the work of a witch doctor

Cristiano Ronaldo in his Portugal suit. Photo credit: Wiki commons

You can always count on sports to be connected to silly superstitions. A World Cup star is cursed! Ghanaian witch doctor claims he caused Cristiano Ronaldo’s knee injury. Ghana’s most influential witch doctor has claimed he is responsible for the knee injury that is threatening Cristiano Ronaldo’s participation at the World Cup. Nana Kwaku Bonsam – whose name translates…

Norwegian skeptics call sheningans on psychic’s help in finding dead body

Screenshot from Dagbladet provided by Gunnar Tjomlid.

Self proclaimed Norwegian psychic Michael Winger claims to have been instrumental in the find of Frank Andrè Gundersen, who has been missing since early May. Although police have not yet officially declared that the dead body is actually Frank Gundersen. Norwegian skeptic (and friend of Doubtful News) Gunnar Tjomlid wrote about Winger’s claims.* Winger has video of…

Objects don’t just fall out of the sky for no reason. Oh but they do.

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We have another mystery object. Charles Fort would have loved these incidents. FAA says metal object that crashed through a Florida home was not from an airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration has investigated a suburban West Palm Beach home after a metal object reportedly came crashing through the roof of a home into a bathroom…

If the undead rise, the Defense Department has got your back

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A training exercise uses zombies as the ultimate transmissible infection. Pentagon ready for zombie apocalypse. According to a report in Foreign Policy magazine, the Defense Department — with a 2014 budget of more than $500 billion—maintains a disaster preparation document called “CONOP 8888,” which in fact is a zombie survival plan. It was developed to…

Somehow I don’t think these girls are the woodsy type

Bristol Blair witch ghost

What sounds like either a concocted story or a case of scaring themselves stiff, it is unimpressive. Blair Witch ‘Ghost’ Terrorises Woodland Campers In Bristol (PICTURES). Lola Swan and Kate Channon set up camp in a dense woodland but soon noticed strange noises such as twigs snapping and their equipment going missing. But they packed…

The Strange remains the same 05 May 2014

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Strange trivia: The number of different ways you can arrange a deck of is called 52 factorial or 52 shriek. It is simply written down as 52!. The full number when written out in all its glory is: 80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000 Here is Stephen Fry explaining it on QI: Dr. Oz’s evolution as America’s foremost promoter of…

Norway audits alt med industry. Guess what they find?

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As happens everywhere, alternative treatment practitioners can’t help but promise things they really can’t deliver. During a big investigation of the alternative medicine industry in Norway, around 30 alt med practioners are getting a stern warning from the Norwegian Consumers Bureau for use of illegal claims in their advertising. All in all, 250 practioners and…

Star Trek captain narrates anti-scientific film (Update: Sounds fishy)

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Why? We don’t know. Geocentrism is just WEIRD. ‘Star Trek’ actress lends her gravitas to film promoting idea that sun revolves around Earth. A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. “Everything we think we know about our universe is…