Paranormal Personalities

Face it! Cydonia region of Mars Exposed

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Stuart Robbins of the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast has put together a great new video that, well, exposes some bogus claims in astronomy. This one is going to get Richard Hoagland a bit angered as he covers the speculation from the Cydonia region of Mars – you know, the face. Richard C. Hoagland made this famous…

Dennis Markuze, notorious harasser ‘Mabus’, admits threats in court

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Many new readers will not know the story of Dennis Markuze. But skeptics and atheists who have been around for a few years will have experienced the messages, spam, tweets and general harassment by this disturbed individual better known as “David Mabus” and notorious for his Depeche Mode references and incoherent YouTube vids. He was…

Greer’s latest UFOlogy tall tale, more wild and crazy stuff

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I don’t normally link to Examiner pieces but I know Jack and he has done some good work looking into the behind-the-scenes stuff on serial extraordinary claimant Steven Greer. So to give you an amusing insight to how seriously people take themselves, UFOlogist Steven Greer is claiming more fantastical stuff. One of our big stories…

Chopra trolling on Twitter?

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@Krelnik does it again. He digs into the data and finds some interesting revelations about one of the most annoying people on Twitter. What’s up with Chopra? Misleading posts in Deepak Chopra’s Twitter feed verge on trolling | Skeptical Software Tools. Susan Gerbic contacted me the other day. She was confused by an unsolicited message…

Uri Geller’s giant gorilla in the room

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Care to spoon with this gawdy gorilla sculpture? If this ain’t a weird homage to ego, I can’t think of a better one… Uri Geller is famous for bending spoons, a trick that can be done by an amateur who knows how. He still alleges he has special psychic powers. Why a gorilla? I don’t…

Curious what kind of money para-celeb Zak Bagans makes?

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The buffed, quaffed-haired host of Ghost Adventures is in a tug of war over fees after he fired his agent. Ex-Agent Sues Ghost Hunter Zak Bagans. Abrams Artists Agency sued Bagans and his production company Bagans Entertainment in Superior Court, demanding $305,833 for breach of contract. The Agency claims it is owed fees on negotiated deals.…

Near death researcher Morse gets three years in prison

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In an update to the conviction of Melvin Morse for first and second-degree reckless endangerment of a child, he has been sentenced. Melvin Morse gets three years in waterboarding case – CapeGazette.com Former Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse was sentenced to three years in prison plus probation for waterboarding his stepdaughter. Morse apologized to his stepdaughter, who attended…

Alien abduction author Stan Romanek arrested for child porn (UPDATE: Details)

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See update with additional information below. Originally published Feb 15, 2014 23:21 Oh my… Loveland man arrested on child exploitation charges – Loveland Reporter-Herald. A 51-year-old Loveland man has been arrested on suspicion that he distributed child pornography. Stanley Romanek was arrested Thursday in the 3900 block of Ash Avenue on felony charges of sexual…

Alien implant proponent Roger Leir has died

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A familiar face to those who watch UFO shows has passed away. Dr. Roger Leir was a podiatrist and a researcher of ufology with a specialty in “alien implants”. His website announced his death on March 15. Dr. Roger K. Leir | Alien Scalpel. Wikipedia: Roger Leir His TV credits include UFO Hunters, UFO Files…

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

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NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

The Indiana “portal to hell” circus continues with movie and TV deals

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After international attention, media companies saw a hot topic in the events claimed to occur in Gary, Indiana. The priest has signed a movie deal and will also collaborate with Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures. Priest signs film deals after well-publicized exorcisms of Latoya Ammons. The Rev. Michael Maginot has signed a deal with Evergreen…

An icon of Dunning Krugerism: Joseph files frivolous suit against NASA

What IS this thing? A stupid lawsuit is not going to help find out.

Oh brother, talk about a textbook crank. Scientist sues NASA, alleges it’s failing to investigate alien life on Mars  – NY Daily News. A self-described scientist has filed a lawsuit alleging NASA is failing to properly investigate alien life. Rhawn Joseph, who’s written several books on extraterrestrial activity, wants the space agency to further analyze a…

‘Ghost Hunters’ to air worldwide

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Dear world: We’re sorry for sending more stupid TV your way. Signed, America. ‘Ghost Hunters’ Scares Up Business Oversees – The Hollywood Reporter. Syfy’s Ghost Hunters continues to scare up business oversees, with Alfred Haber Distribution locking down deals across Europe, Asia and Latin America for the long-running paranormal reality series. Supreme Court Deals Setback…

Editorial by psi researchers calls for open mindedness

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An opinion piece in a journal catering to fringe claims calls for open mindedness in reassessing parapsychological phenomena. I have to say it leaves me scratching my head… Give us your thoughts. Frontiers | A CALL FOR AN OPEN, INFORMED STUDY OF ALL ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Science thrives when there…

End Times author Patrick Heron has died

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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…

Some funny quantum entanglement business on Deepak Chopra’s Wikipedia page

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We posted recently about the kerfuffle between Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra and the head of the Guerrilla Skepticism project on Wikipedia, Susan Gerbic. The rantings of Chopra took an interesting turn when people started looking into his own Wikipedia page. He who lives in glass houses, yada yada yada… Quantum variations in Wikipedia rules –…

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

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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…

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia keeps keepin’ on

You may have seen the mumbling grumbles from non-skeptics like Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra and The Daily Grail regarding Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, a fantastic project from Susan Gerbic and crew. I am amazed at how much progress gets made. Here is a recent update. Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia: Egg Balancing and more (lots more)…

Paranormal writer Colin Wilson dies at age 82

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Prolific British writer Colin Wilson passed away on Thursday, December 5. He had suffered a stroke earlier this year and had been in poor health. Wilson will be remembered for his large body of work including those that may be familiar to Forteans and Paranormalists. He also wrote several Lovecraftian Cthulhu Mythos pieces, also about…

The toll of the Bell – Art leaves SirusXM

Well that didn’t take long. Paranormal Radio Host Art Bell Mysteriously Disappears From SiriusXM. The much ballyhooed return of paranormal radio host Art Bell ended in just six weeks. The master of UFOs, fringe science and conspiracy theory is apparently at odds with SiriusXM over live streaming for his millions of fans. Problems are noted…

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…

Art Bell returns Sept. 16

Great. More craziness. Even crazier than before because it will be uncensored. Paranormal expert Art Bell returning to radio Sept. 16 | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com. Art Bell, radio’s master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.…

A glut of ghost hunters

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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…