Category: Media

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…

Bigfoot promotes tourism

This is nothing new but how long will it take for people to miss the “fake” part. Not long, and since its for tourism, the promoters won’t care why you come, just that you come. Bigfoot videos planned to promote tourism – Logan Daily News: News. There’s enough interest in local sightings of Bigfoot —…

Local Maine news does chop job on white “Yeti” story

This is an extremely ridiculous article… It’s hard to know where to begin… Yeti sighting reported in Maine | Local News – WMTW Home. The sighting is being discussed after a person going by the initials M.P. told Cryptozoology News he saw a “white bigfoot” in Litchfield. According to Cryptozoology News, M.P. told them, “I…

The Conjuring is a REAL nightmare for people living in the house

Originally posted July 28, 2013 This situation is back in the news. See the update below. This story is sad, an older couple is being harassed by people who are interested in the actual house featured in the hit movie The Conjuring. Movie link conjures up nightmare for local family | The Woonsocket Call. Norma…

Exorcists argue over right and wrong way to cast out demons

I can probably go a step further than this in saying… DUH! Skype Exorcisms Are Worthless, Say Full-Time Exorcists | Vocativ. Skype exorcisms would be an exciting advance in an otherwise ancient world of rituals—if, of course, they weren’t an Internet scam. “They just can’t be done that way,” says Reverend Isaac Kramer, director of…

Media magic: Recycled stories float to the surface to ride a new wave

Today, a tipster sent me this story dated Jan 9, 2014: Student expelled for casting a spell | firstcoastnews.com. Outrageous, right? Indeed. Great story! Except this EXACT story is from the year 2000. You can spot clues in the piece (which quotes the YEAR) even if you don’t remember the made-for-TV movie in 2006 about it.…

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

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…

Slow news day? Doll moves around house. Spooky.

There is obviously some tension and worry in the house but I blame pop culture and the media for blowing things out of proportion and making this into something it’s almost certainly not – haunted. Poltergeist behaviour haunts St. John’s family – Newfoundland & Labrador – CBC News. A doll that won’t stay in the…

Haunted Whitstable shop exposed as TV hoax

Once again, we have a case of a “haunting” or anomalous event being staged for a TV show. Our helpful tipster from the U.K., David James, has clued us in that the Whitstable drug shop was a staged hoax. We knew that but now more details are out. It was clear that there were some…

Another booming week across North America

Mystery booms continue. We found stories from Arizona to Connecticut, even into Canada this week. More mysterious ‘booms’ reported in Verde Valley area – CBS 5 – KPHO. Last year, about this same time, residents in Verde Valley [Arizona] heard some mysterious, unexplained booms. Reports of similar booms are once again being called in to…

Giant mutant dogs?! Topekas News is NOT a real news site

I feel obligated to inform everyone that this particular site is fake: Topekas News – A Progressive Voice For The Free Thinker. Just a glance at it shows an array of DIY projects, real community news from Topeka, KS and a SHIT LOAD OF FAKE STORIES ABOUT FUKUSHIMA MUTANTS. Examples: Deadly Fukushima Mutant Brazilian Spiders…

Typical ignorant reporting of mangey canid as “chupacabra”

This report is another example of the typically dumb reporting of an odd animal containing ridiculous assertions and hype. Mysterious creature in Picayune resembles “El Chupacabra” – WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather. An unwanted visitor has made himself at home in the quiet town of Picayune. “If a zombie had a dog, it would look…

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…

A glut of ghost hunters

CNN does a feature story on the thousands of ghost hunting groups. Where have they been? This is certainly not a new phenomenon. Paranormal teams have been tripping over one another and elbowing for space for many years now. When does this fad go away? That’s what I’d like to know. Ghost hunters haunted by…

Medical officials petition for protection of Indian “fire baby”

FINALLY! Glad to see this now taken as seriously as it should be. KMC lodges complaint over ‘blazing baby’ – The New Indian Express. In a twist to the story of three-month-old Rahul, who reportedly suffered four incidences of spontaneous combustion, authorities of Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, where the infant is being treated, lodged…

Lorraine Warren says she’s never going back to the Amityville House

Good reviews are coming out for The Conjuring, a new movie based on a “real” paranormal case investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren. Lorraine is still with us, still guesting on TV shows and making appearances as demonologists are popular folks these days. Ghost Hunter Lorraine Warren On the Haunted House She Won’t Revisit. At…

The damned Lagarfljótsormurinn that won’t DIE

Oh PLEASE! What is the evidence that this exists? A few stories? What is the argument that it does NOT exist, that the reports and this video in particular is something else? Far better. Iceland Review Online: Daily News from Iceland, Current Affairs, Business, Politics, Sports, Culture. A U.S. television crew from Disclose.tv that came to…