Category: Belief/Superstition

Buell connects his cancer to demons

Oh, please no, Ryan. DON’T go there… ‘Paranormal State’ Star: ‘Demons Could Have Given Me Cancer’. “Paranormal State” star Ryan Buell has been in remission from pancreatic cancer and is now speaking about his experience, which he believes may have stemmed from a demonic encounter. Buell also noted that he began to turn around and…

Cindy Jacobs makes implausible healing claims

I was being conservative. They are not just implausible, they are ridiculous. And there is zero evidence that they actually occurred as she claims except for her story. If you are going to ask me to accept such an extraordinary claim, you had BETTER do better than that. Christian TV prophet claims she can re-grow…

Sasquatch, Keeper of the forest, invoked at environmental hearing

This is not the first time, surprisingly, that mythical creatures have been used for environmental causes. Sasquatch cited in mine hearings | Local News | Prince George Citizen. Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into…

The demon defense – not admissable

Centuries ago this would have been considered demonic possession. Now? Yes, sometimes even now. Yvonne Crawford claimed ‘devil’ made her attack Edinburgh man | Edinburgh & East | News | STV. Yvonne Crawford informed a counter clerk at Edinburgh’s Wester Hailes station that the devil had told her to stab someone. She revealed the identity…

Pony death blamed on pagan acts was ruled natural

Here is an update to a story from late July. Investigators have looked into the death of a two-month old pony after suggestions it was ritually killed. As we suspected, it was ruled natural causes. Pony ‘killed by Satanists’ died of natural causes | Plymouth Herald. A pony found mutilated on Dartmoor in what was…

Zambian teachers scared of invisible witch sex attacks

I s**t you not. I don’t know how I missed this one from last week – ghost sex – that’s a winning combination. Zambian teachers say they live in fear of ‘invisible sex’ with witches. The witches have yet to comment – Telegraph Blogs. The week has barely begun and already the gods have served…

Academic conference on possession in London

A conference on spirit possession will take place this September in London run by the Ethnic Health Initiative. It looks fascinating! BME Mental Health. Spirit possession is recognised worldwide across many cultures and by several religions. Spirit possession is often seen as an idiom of distress causing a change in behaviour and mental well being.…

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds faith healing conviction

The case of faith healing parents reached the Wisconsin highest court. They ruled the conviction stands. Court upholds homicide convictions of parents who chose prayers for dying daughter over medical care : Madisondotcom. A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died in front of them were properly convicted…

Down devil dog: Yoga is Satanic

Unintentionally hilarious article about how yoga is a gateway to the devil. GOP Candidate: Yoga Opens You to Satanic Possession – Garance Franke-Ruta – The Atlantic. National Review’s Betsy Woodruff looked into controversial Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial candidate and pastor E.W. Jackson’s 2008 book Ten Commandments To An Extraordinary Life for a deeper understanding of his…

Fundamentalist faith-healing parents lose second child

Often society fails the innocent. Was no one following up on the court order? Or was this just an unfortunate coincidence? Second Child Death for Convicted Faith-Healing Couple. A couple that was sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old died in 2009 from pneumonia have had another child die. Herbert and Catherine Schaible, fundamentalist Christians who…

Rick Perry: “Demons” did it

Demons. The last refuge of a scoundrel. Rick Perry says prayer more effective than gun control | ksdk.com. In a statement responding to President Barack Obama’s executive actions to reduce gun violence, [Texas Governor Rick] Perry says he’s “disgusted” by what he calls the “political left” using the Connecticut school massacre to push for greater…

Goblins continue to run amok in Zimbabwe

Goblins saga, girl dies under ‘mysterious’ circumstances A Grade Seven pupil has died under “mysterious” circumstances at Nhlupho Primary School in Kezi District, where a recent goblin exorcism ceremony resulted in the village head committing suicide. The death, which occurred on Wednesday, has divided villagers with some saying the goblins that were allegedly removed from…

‘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.