Another Hell House, book and website. Honestly, this is getting old…

Another “Hell House” story. This one was previously investigated and popularized by Ryan Buell’s Paranormal Research Society group (who called it the “HellMouth“). [Buell recalls] “I saw a metal crucifix bend right in front of us, and there was a blood-like substance that materialized on the walls,” he says. (A forensics team confirmed that it was…

Dyer’s tour of the Bigfoot body a bust?

Dyer having a hard time with his Bigfoot body tour: Is Bigfoot dead? As I noted to this reporter from Albuquerque where Dyer had trouble finding a venue and gave up, why should anyone wish to be associated with a guy who has “fraud” so predominantly associated with his name? […] we have the promise of…

2014 UFO congress and conference underway

It’s time for the world’s largest UFO conference UFO conference to be held in Valley. UFOs, Aliens, Area 51 and Bigfoot will all be targets for believers and skeptic alike at the 2014 International U.F.O Congress and Conference here in the Valley. Alejandro Rojas helped put together this year’s conference. He said this year there…

I can’t hear you, there’s a larvae in my ear

Not for the squeemish. Not the kind of “bug” you want in your ear either. Fly Larva Crawls Inside Woman’s Ear. A woman in Taiwan had an unusual cause of her ear pain: a fruit fly larva was wriggling around inside her ear canal. The 48-year old woman went to the emergency room after experiencing…

The Corvette sinkhole – sinks happen, car lovers lament

This story broke yesterday as geologists and car lovers took notice of this very unusual incident. Corvettes fall into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum – CNN.com. Eight valuable ‘vettes at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum fell victim to a 40-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in the facility’s yellow Sky Dome wing. The museum…

The Strange remains the same for 12 Feb 2014

When there’s something strange in your neighborhood… Who you gonna call? Committee approves new science standards for students, evolution clause on hold – The Post and Courier. Paranormal Horror Film Mamiwata Enters Pre-Production Stage, Scheduled to Begin Filming This Spring – Digital Journal. Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms. Olympic Ring Malfunction Inspires…

A flying sky snake heads towards Perth (UPDATE: Solved)

What the hell? Strange ‘S’-shaped radar phenomenon appears off WA coast. The shape was spotted on the weather bureau’s radar map on Wednesday about 30 kilometres west of Rottnest. After checking the satellite, the bureau’s Neil Bennett ruled out the phenomenon being caused by cloud. “There’s no cloud, there’s nothing to produce a rain echo,…

The Strange remains the same for 11 Feb 2014

We’ve had the three busiest days on DN ever as well as inquiries regarding the skulls and the Dyer bigfoot body… I am exhausted. Send chocolate! ~Editor UPDATE: ‘Big cat’ spotted at Horseshoe Point could be missing dog | Grimsby Telegraph. CFP: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Gef, the ‘talking mongoose’ « Mark Carrigan. Gender Tests for…

SETI scientist ventures an ETA for ET Contact: By the Year 2040

Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak isn’t hedging; the SETI Institute (“Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”) director spoke at Stanford University, and made a prediction about said search. Bold Prediction: Intelligent Alien Life Could Be Found by 2040  (Space.com): By 2040 or so, astronomers will have scanned enough star systems to give themselves a great shot of discovering alien-produced electromagnetic signals, said Seth…

Satanic ritual leads to murder of Houston girl

A horrific story of a murder of teen based on superstition. Official: Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing : Stltoday. Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Jose E. Reyes…

Former “skeptic” is now an exorcist trainer

I use the term “skeptic” VERY loosely, because he is not using evidence but is simply too credulous. However, this sounds an awful lot like a testable claim… hmm. Local Psychologist A Former Skeptic, Now Trains Priests In Exorcisms. Quoted without corrections: A local psychologist is an expert who is traveling around the world to…

Hmm. Mysterious noise in Surbiton investigated.

Not much info on this but the local council has given residents noise diaries to keep notes on what they describe is an annoying low-frequency hum that has been bothering them for weeks. They hear it day and night but the source is unknown. Mysterious humming sound leaves residents baffled – council issues noise diaries…

Climbing crocs

A recent research report in Herpetology Notes [V7: 3-7 (2013)] reveals that the rumors are true. Sometimes crocodiles climb trees. Climbing behaviour in extant crocodilians[PDF] Although arboreality in extinct crocodilians is frequently suggested, the climbing abilities have never been discussed in any detail in scientific literature. We present an overview of on climbing in extant…

Eyewitness identification often points to wrong person: Police adjust

Several jurisdictions are adopting the method of the “double-blind sequential lineup” to reduce false identification of suspects. Prince George’s police to transform photo lineups – The Washington Post. The Prince George’s County Police Department is transforming how detectives conduct photo lineups in an effort to prevent innocent people from going to prison. Starting this spring,…

The Strange remains the same for 10 Feb 2014

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” The return of the revenge of high dose vitamin C for cancer « Science-Based Medicine. Olaus Magnus’s Sea Serpent | The Public Domain Review. Scots charity in plea for double-nosed dog that can’t find loving home – Daily Record. This Fish Is Driving Its Own Motorized…