Paranormal Personalities

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

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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…

Buell connects his cancer to demons

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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

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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.…

Asaram Bapu, spiritual guru, charged with sex crime (UPDATE: In jail, no bail)

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Another sexorcism? This one is described more as assault. Controversial Indian guru in custody over sexual assault charge on a minor. Asaram sexually assaulted her on pretext of exorcism, alleges victim : North, News – India Today. Police may Monday take spiritual guru Asaram Bapu to his ashram near Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city where a 16-year-old…

The demon defense – not admissable

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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…

Caution: The irony will kill you

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Mike Adams (of Natural News – worst pseudoscience site on the web is telling you how to avoid scams. Does he mention himself? He should know, he pushes lots of shit.) give us the epic fail of the day (although Discovery Channels Megalodon Shark Week garbage is neck and neck). Are you dead from astoundation?…

Qigong master or “vulgar magician”?

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Which is more likely? Trick or supernatural powers? Chinese officials are not sounding very gullible. Chinese qigong master under investigation after ‘vulgar magician’ exposé | South China Morning Post. Authorities in southeastern Jiangxi province are investigating health techniques used by a qigong master who has ties with a long list of celebrities, including Jackie Chan…

British honor for Charles Fort

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The Charles Fort Institute reports that Fort will be honored with a historical marker. Blue Plaque for Charles Fort | CFI Blogs. After lobbying the relevant committes for a blue plaque for Fort at 39 Marchmont Street, London, and being turned down, Bob Rickard organised an unofficial plaque which has been a place of pilgrimage…

Newspaper does a totally unbalanced piece on Warren and The Conjuring

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Poorly done story hypes the haunting and ignores the issues with the Warrens “true stories”. The ‘true’ story behind ‘The Conjuring’ | Daily Record | dailyrecord.com. ‘The Conjuring’ scared up a surprising $41.5 million over the weekend with a haunted farmhouse tale said to be “based on the true story” of ghost hunters Ed and…

Bob Gimlin agrees to Squatch It

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Back in mid-June we saw the launch of the SquatchIt device supposedly meant to attract Bigfoot in the wild. Nevermind that we don’t actually KNOW what sound a Bigfoot makes, if it exists at all. I mean, those strange noises could just be the Bigfoot researchers call-blasting each other thinking it’s the “real deal” because…

Suicidal Psychic Sally

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We don’t usually post stories from The Sun. You don’t have to click on it. In fact, I advise you don’t. The gist of it is that the coverage of accusations that she was a “fake” made Sally suicidal. Sally Morgan: Claims I was fake made me want to kill myself | The Sun |Features.…

Holzer stories coming to reality TV and big screen?

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This is a publicity release that includes lots of projects involving the daughter of famous ghost hunter, Hans Holzer. “Growing Up Haunted” Book By Author Alexandra Holzer Optioned As Potential Feature Film By Vance Entertainment – SHOOTonline. Alexandra Holzer, a renowned, East Coast-based Paranormal Investigator, “Sensitive,” Journalist, and Author, and Vance Entertainment, a Hollywood-based entertainment…

Hard to take these claims Siriusly.

The six-inch "alien" from the Sirius project.

This film is LOADED with what I will too kindly call “questionable claims”. “This really is the greatest story never told.” Oh, really? Story, yes. Truth, you’ve GOT to be kidding. Sirius Film Feat. Dr. Steven Greer By Emmy Winning Amardeep Kaleka Opens April 22. ‘Sirius’, a provocative crowd-funded documentary film from Emmy winning director…

When pigs fly: Pigasus awards bestowed on the deserved

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The honors were given yesterday, April Fools’ Day. JREF’s Pigasus Awards “Honors” Dubious Peddlers of “Woo”. Since 1997, the JREF’s annual Pigasus Awards have been bestowed on the most deserving charlatans, swindlers, psychics, pseudo-scientists, and faith healers—and on their credulous promoters, too. The awards are named for both the mythical flying horse Pegasus of Greek…

Irony alert: Book about Finding Bigfoot from people who have never found Bigfoot

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Everything you need to know about how we make money off not finding Bigfoot. Animal Planet is releasing a book based on their successful series “Finding Bigfoot”. Amazon.com: Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know . A howl in the distance. The biggest footprint you’ve ever seen. A blurry figure in the distance. These are…

Possessed Derek Acorah scares kids, says Ofcom

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TV celeb psychic Derek Acorah in trouble again as the television standards authority in Britain says he broke broadcasting rules on his show, Most Haunted. Most Haunted could have spooked kids in pre-watershed slot, Ofcom says – Media News – Digital Spy. An episode of Most Haunted – featuring psychic Derek Acorah becoming ‘possessed’ –…