Category: Perception

Igloolik mystery sound sounds mysterious, but the story leaves us cold

Stories about strange sounds are always suspicious. This recent news about a very northern mystery noise is no exception. In this piece from CBC news (Canada) – Mysterious ‘ping’ sound from sea floor baffles Igloolik – I found a number of assumptions, guesses, and no good data to support the allegations that there is a strange…

Inquest in UK teen suicide over wi-fi allergy claim

Jenny, aged 15, committed suicide last summer. She had a history of health issues. Her mother attributed her problems to electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Mother claims wifi allergy killed her daughter and accuses school of failing to safeguard children – Telegraph Mrs Fry told Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court that Jenny had started showing signs of EHS in November…

Big ol’ sea wolf caught in Pacific (UPDATE: Don’t be ignorant!)

NEAT! (Originally published 16-Sept 2015) Remember, kids. Learn about nature so you can correct people who say this is some sort of “mutant monster” in your Facebook feed. An enourmous sea monster was caught by baffled Japanese fishermen off the island of Hokkaido. A ferocious looking fish with a gigantic head and sharp, protruding teeth has been found swimming in…

Beware of big cat buildup in Beloit

The hype is spreading. Pretty soon EVERYONE will be seeing big cats because they been scared by the all the media coverage that something really is out there. The city of Beloit is cautioning the public after two city employees spotted a cougar in Big Hill Park earlier this week. Source: Beloit warns of possible…

Toy tiger joyride scares a witness

Who knew that stuffed big cats could cause such trouble! Here is another case of people totally misinterpreting what they see. It happens ALL the time. Source: Washington 911 Caller Was Convinced Stuffed Tiger Was Real – Yahoo The caller seemed so matter-of-fact, but what he told a dispatcher on a newly released 911 call…

Mass animal deaths reported; fringe sites panic over headlines

Mass animal deaths can be caused by a myriad of things – disease, natural toxins, algal blooms and other oxygen-depleting situations, human hunting and dumping, accidents, warmer waters, lack of food, etc. The mystery mongering sites will lump all the mass mortality events under one scary banner – DEAD ANIMALS! PANIC! They do a serious…

Wedding pic and scenic snapshot “ghost” photobombs

Two photographs circulating in the media today are purported to show mysterious figures that were not seen when the photo was taken. One is a spooky face in a wedding portrait and another is a case of phantom boots behind a little girl. What do you think is going on here? Bride, groom and ghost?…

Amazingly spectacular, perfectly natural: Frilled shark caught

Stupid media click-bait headlines piss me off. It’s not ‘horrific’, grotesque, something from “Alien” or even a silly “living fossil”. It’s a cool animal. Learn about the real world, it’s amazing. A rare specimen of a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) was brought up by a fisherman in Australia. Trawler skipper David Guillot caught the 1.5 meter specimen while…

Ohio “alien” creature sighting may have logical explanation

On January 5, DN noted this piece in the Strange Remains –  Strange creature reported in Carmel area – The Highland County Press – Hillsboro, Ohio. Ron McGlone, an investigator with Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), said “The witness was driving near Carmel on Dec. 12, 2014, came up over a hill and saw a 7′…

The (cat) Beast of Bodmin Moor is old news

Dr. David Clarke at Sheffield Hallam University, an expert in journalism in the U.K., has followed the “alien big cat” phenomenon. The ABC idea is that large, out of place (OOP) cats (lions, black panthers, pumas/cougars) have colonized the British Isles. Their presence is responsible for the reported sightings of big cats, livestock kills and mystery…

Mystery figure in photo, witnesses adamant no one was there

Mysterious photograph from Georgia is examined by expert in New Zealand. It’s likely no ghost, but has a very human and tech-based explanation. This explanation is further supported by a U.S. specialist in ghost photos. Haunting image left for capital sleuths to probe | Stuff.co.nz. A team of Wellington ghost-hunters have been left stumped after…

How to make a ghostly photo – Reflection

Tell me this does not look like a screen saver (MacBook – Flurry) positioned just right to reflect off the window and look like a dancing fairy, weird lightning, or something paranormal? Post by Ghost Tours UK. If post is not visible, see it here. Yet, people don’t seem to enjoy the obvious explanation. They…

Slenderman myth connected to attempted murder (UPDATE: Cult? Censorship?)

This may be a first. Slenderman has gotten out of hand – attempted murder connected to the mythological monster. Two young girls are charged adults with first-degree attempted homicide of another girl. 12-Year-Old Wisconsin Girls Charged in Stabbing – ABC News. Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death…

Chupacabra (mangey raccoon) killed in North Carolina

Don’t tell the finder that it’s not the legendary monster chupacabra. Because he KNOWS it is. It exists, he says. Did elusive chupacabra attack farmer’s cows? Wildlife experts suspect sickly raccoon – Your Daily Journal – yourdailyjournal.com. After the disappearance of two goats, evidence of attacks on his cows and some mysterious late-night howls, James…

Muddy prints feed Bigfoot lore in Malaysia

A set of huge footprints have made the news as possibly from the Malaysian version of Bigfoot. Man, it’s A BIG FOOT. A Big deal about footprints – Nation | The Star Online. It’s a strange sight indeed – three sets of muddy footprints, one set looking like it belonged to a tiger, another like…

Do not degrade her memory by claiming she was haunted

You may recall hearing this strange and sad story of woman found dead on a rooftop. Because it was odd, strange explanations were proposed. Was Elisa Lam Murdered by a Ghost?. Was Elisa Lam murdered by a ghost? Many on the internet seem to think so. The latest viral meme on Facebook is the story…