Torkel Ødegård

Co-editor of Doubtful News.

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

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.…

Viral “skinwalker” picture is a hoax

Monsters obtain new life on the internet. These days, it does not take too long before we can pinpoint the hoax and its origin. For some reason, this photo was reported to freak people out a bit in New Mexico. Recent NM ‘skinwalker’ photo ignites fear | KRQE News 13. A Facebook picture circulating Thursday…

Two children stabbed to death during reported exorcism in Maryland (UPDATE: church members, “Demon Assassins”)

The background on this is very unclear but two children are dead and another 2 injured in a harrowing scene in a Washington, D.C. suburb. Women Killed Two Children in ‘Exorcism’ Attempt, Police Say. Two women charged with stabbing and killing two children in Germantown, Md., believed they were performing an exorcism, Montgomery County Police…

Rain of flesh over neighborhood

A tragic and horrific event from Saudi Arabia. Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi. Human body parts fell from the sky in the city of Jeddah Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person trapped in an airplane’s wheel bay. “Police received a telephone call at 2:30 am from…

Vampire tourism in Bulgaria

Not a surprise. Take advantage of the rich, weird history you’ve got. Why not? Vampires are HOT. BBC News – Bulgaria: Staking out a vampire tourist trail. Bulgaria’s ancient city of Sozopol on the Black Sea coast is teaming up with medieval Sighisoara in Romania, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the ruler thought to…

Beware of unruly clowns on the street

Copycat clowns may be trying to scare people in the U.K. Norfolk police warn of alarming clown epidemic. A police force has told members of the public to ignore people dressed as clowns if they meet them in the street. Norfolk police received a report from a member of the public alarmed by a clown…

Recent results convinced researchers that Arafat was poisoned

More on the suspicious death on former Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat. Scientists on this project are saying they are fairly confident that Arafat was the victim of polonium poisoning Exclusive: Swiss study says Polonium found in Arafat’s bones | Al Jazeera America. Swiss scientists who conducted tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat’s body have…

Mysterious black-robed figures at game stir up controversy

Black is flattering, usually, but these dudes kind of stand out. Not in a good way. Mysterious figures at Bayern Munich – Goal.com. A group of mysterious figures caused a stir in the crowd at Bayern Munich’s clash with Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. The 11 unknown men, each dressed in black…

The log-ness monster is impressive

A photo can tell one story while the video clearly told another! Is this North Wales’ answer to the Loch Ness Monster? – North Wales Weekly News. Dog walker Patrick Cramer couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted what appeared to be a long-necked creature – complete with a hump and tail – floating down…

Tricksy goblins steal underwear and cause fire

Your weekly goblin report from (where else?) Zimbabwe… You just can’t make this stuff up. I can’t help but wonder what the real story is. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Prophet sends goblins to steal woman’s g-strings. A Bulawayo woman is reportedly tormented by goblins which steal her g-string panties and whisper insults, accusing her of switching…

Fakety fake dragon photo going round the ‘net

How To Cleave Your Dragon. Two photos of a Chinese man holding and then gutting what appears to be a small dragon has surfaced on the internet. Not much information is offered on the story behind the photos and no one seems to know who the young man is or how he acquired the mythical serpent.

Severed foot suspected to be from a child was bear paw

Child’s Severed Foot in Queens? No, It’s a Bear Paw. The discovery was unnerving, to say the least. A severed limb found Sunday evening in a yard in Rosedale, Queens, appeared to be the foot of a young child. A cadaver dog searched the scene. Concern over a missing youth mixed with fears of a…

Mothman in Chicago? Strange flying thing photographed

Photo: 2nd Mothman / Bat-Like Object Witnessed Over Chicago . The Mothman (or a bat-like thing, whichever mood you are in) was seen and photographed by an unnamed local, reported October 13. When I was checking these photos out, in one of the pictures I notice the object that was on the backside of Indian.…

Stick-Figure Alien exposed as hoax

Stick-Figure Alien in Argentina was CGI. Last year a video was uploaded to YouTube seemingly showing an alien walking in the background. Now, it’s been exposed as a hoax. The uploader of the video had later uploaded another video, with voice over, made to look a lot like a movie trailer.

‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains

BBC News – ‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains. There are five billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and advances in wireless technology make it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of mobile devices. But while most Americans seem to embrace continuous connectivity, some believe it’s making them physically ill.