Obituaries

Murder/suicide of paranormal research team (UPDATED)

The real story here has nothing to do with their profession but the very REAL threat of domestic violence and that Debbie and another innocent victim perished. News brief: Shockwaves are rippling through the paranormal community as news breaks out of Nevada of today’s murder/suicide involving Mark and Debbie Constantino and a third victim. The Constantinos are…

Dr. Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

News brief: Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition, died Sunday at his home in New York…

Secular blogger Niloy Neel murdered in Bangladesh

Niloy Neel was an atheist blogger promoting secularlism in Bangladesh. This fatal attack against him is the 4th on freethinking advocates; the fifth if you count writer, Ahmed Rajib Haiderfollow, killed in the same way in 2013. Fundamentalists will vehemently fight to staunch progress. Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh A 40-year-old secular blogger was…

9/11 truther Ruppert dead

Author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist Michael Ruppert died from suicide on April 13, 2014. Sheriff: Author Michael Ruppert dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound Nationally known author Michael Ruppert died Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Calistoga where he had lived for a few months on a friend’s property. He was 63. A former…

Steve Moore, Fortean, has died

UK comic writer Steve Moore was an original contributor to one of my favorite magazines and ultimate place for weird news, Fortean Times. He passed away last weekend at the age of 64. He was well versed in subjects including the occult, forteana, magic, oriental mysticism, martial arts cinema, and science fiction. Steve Moore 1949 – 2014…

Sensitive news: Bobby Drinnon has passed

He was known as an “intuitive counselor” or “sensitive” and was a spiritual person, calling himself a “freethinking Christian”. Bobby Drinnon, who shunned the word ‘psychic’ in favor of ‘sensitive’, dead at age 61 » Knoxville News Sentinel. Bobby Drinnon, the self-styled “sensitive” whose insights were sought by those around the world, has died after…

Stars in his eyes, an unfortunate accident

A very strange side effect of electrical shock is described here. Shock Leaves Man With Star-Shaped Cataracts – ABC News. Yes, you can have stars in your eyes. Unfortunately. That’s the lesson one electrician learned the hard way. The unidentified man, 42, developed star-shaped cataracts after being shocked by 14,000 volts of electricity on his…

End Times author Patrick Heron has died

Coast to Coast AM reports that one of their former guests, author and filmmaker Patrick Heron, died from cancer on January 2, 2014 His Facebook page confirms this from friends and his wikipedia page has been updated. Patrick Heron (author) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heron studied Christian Literature at California State University, Long Beach…

Work can kill you: Young overworked copywriter dies

What killed a young woman – was it long hours and reliance on energy drinks? Y&R Copywriter in Indonesia Dies After Tweet About Overwork | Global News – Advertising Age. On Saturday, young Y&R Indonesia copywriter Mita Diran posted a complaint on Twitter: “30 hours of working and still going strooong.” Soon afterward she collapsed.…

Cryptozoologist Roy P. Mackal status unknown, presumably lost to the world

In a strange news bulletin, Loren Coleman reports that Dr. Roy Mackal, well-known cryptozoologist, appears to have passed away on September 13, 2013. No one said anything about it in the press or in the crypto community. Loch Ness Monster & Mokele-Mbembe Researcher, Cryptozoologist Roy P. Mackal Has Died. Mackal, 88, reportedly* died September 13,…

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from…

Bee afraid? Bee diligent.

“Killer” bees responsible for dog death in Florida. Africanized bees kill dog, injure another in St.Pete. A swarm of Africanized killer bees attacked two pit bulls this morning, killing at least one of them, St. Petersburg police said. There was a colony in the attic of a neighboring house. This graphic showing the spread of…

Faith healing preacher Dufresne killed in plane crash

California faith healer, pilot in Kan. plane crash – Houston Chronicle. A traveling California faith healer and his pilot died Friday morning when their small Texas-bound plane crashed soon after taking off from a Kansas airport, authorities said. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter identified the victims as 72-year-old minister Edward Dufresne, a faith healer who…

Madagascar faces plague epidemic

Recall that not long ago, we had a report of the plague in Kyrgyzstan. Now, we have an issue in Madagascar. BBC News – Madagascar bubonic plague warning. Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in the…