The haunted overpass in India

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Here is an interesting ghost story out of India. Paranormal activity on Nagerbazar flyover alarms people – Hindustan Times. Bengali literature and films are full of ghosts – those that live in marshlands, on tall trees, in old houses, in crematoriums, those that eat fish, eat human flesh, cruel ones and innocent ones, humourous ones…

Swiss acupuncture healer charged with infecting people with HIV

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Swiss “healer” accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. An unlicensed acupuncturist in Switzerland has been accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with the HIV virus for over a decade, authorities announced Thursday. The unidentified man was indicted by a five-judge panel in Bern-Mitelland regional court on charges of intentionally spreading…

Baltic Sea object is most likely the thing we said all along… natural, not mysterious

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Remember that Baltic Sea unidentified submerged object/underwater mystery thingy that I suggested was just a glacial feature. Well… it’s a glacial feature. ‘Mysterious’ Baltic Sea Object Is a Glacial Deposit – Yahoo! News. “It’s good to hear critical voices about this ‘Baltic Sea mystery,’” Brüchert wrote in an email. “What has been generously ignored by…

The Yeren (Chinese wild man) to be featured in film

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China makes its peace with this Bigfoot – latimes.com.  China has no creature-feature tradition because film regulators historically have shunned superstition on the silver screen. But a new film, “Bigfoot,” aims to take a swipe at China’s long-standing monster movie ban. The Hollywood co-production of a local legend will begin shooting in a central China…

Mississippi River reversed flow

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Well, THIS doesn’t happen very often. USGS Release: Mississippi River Flows Backwards Due to Isaac (8/29/2012 5:27:16 PM). Strong winds and storm surge from Hurricane Isaac’s landfall forced the Mississippi River to flow backwards for nearly 24 hours on Tuesday, August 28. The USGS streamgage at Belle Chasse, Louisiana, showed the Mississippi River flowing upstream…

It will be a short list of uninfluential scientists: Creationists plan Creation Science Hall of Fame

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Why not add a triple threat of ancient and useless representation of non-science ideas to Kentucky. Creationists plan yet another museum for northern Kentucky | guardian.co.uk. A stretch of interstate in northern Kentucky may soon be the official capital for creationism fans across the globe. Online-only institution the Creation Science Hall of Fame hopes to…

Hand of Jesus appears just in time for End Times

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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Mysterious Hand Causes Stir at Church Crusade. THE sudden appearance of a mysterious hand during a crusade organized at the headquarters of the Glorious Assemblies Ministries popularly known as Christ Endtime Military Academy, Calabar, Cross River State is now a subject of discussion among residents of the city. The mysterious hand which appeared…

ESP course taught kids how to cheat, parents claim

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Well, isn’t this a hoot. Parents signed their kids up to develop their psychic powers and all they learned was how to cheat. Parents condemn ESP course for kids – Globaltimes.cn. Several local parents have leveled fraud charges against the organizer of a 100,000 yuan ($15,728) summer course that promised to teach their children to…

Texans are violently against smart meters

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Smart meter installations stir rowdy response from gun-toting, cage-building Texans. A nationwide effort to upgrade local power systems with modern equipment has run into growing resistance in Texas, where suspicion of government and fear of electronic snooping have made a humble household device the center of a politically charged showdown over personal liberty. Some angry…

Sacramento Mystery Booms

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Source Of Loud Boom In Foothills A Mystery « CBS Sacramento. People from all over El Dorado County say they’re hearing loud booms several times a week, but there are many theories on what is causing them. “I thought it was thunder,” said one person. People who live near Pleasant Valley say their days have…

Added drama and parlor tricks at paranormal presentations: How can we take them seriously?

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I don’t usually use blogs as news sources but not only is this is site I trust but this story has a couple interesting points that I was unaware of and should prove curious for both the paranormal and skeptical in the audience. TAPS and Trickery at the Pasadena Playhouse | The Bent Spoon Magazine.…

Revolving doors: Made to keep mountain lions out of casinos

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Mountain lion caught in downtown Reno after trying to enter Harrah’s An underage mountain lion has been caught after trying to slip into a casino in downtown Reno, Nev., ahead of the breakfast rush. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says the young male cat’s behavior was “almost the equivalent of being a stupid…

Bad dogs! The car is not a chew toy!

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Pit bulls maul Calif. minivan chasing kitten Attacking pit bulls trying to get to a stray kitten hiding in the engine compartment of a Southern California minivan flattened the vehicle’s tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper. Four pit bull terriers had chased the kitten into the Dodge minivan engine compartment.

Tanning beds good for you. That’s what they used to say about cigarettes too.

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Another industry linked to cancer-causing practices pulls a page out of the book of Big Tobacco. Embattled tanning industry fights back, taking its cues from Big Tobacco To sway public opinion, the [tanning] industry is drawing on its vast network of outlets; there are more tanning salons in the U.S. than there are McDonald’s restaurants.…

Oh no… the dining room table exploded

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Man says dining room table ‘spontaneously exploded’ One moment, Adam Welch was getting ready for work, and the next he was surrounded by broken glass. “I just heard this explosive sound, and I saw flashes out of the corner of my eye,” said Welch. The shattered pieces could be seen throughout his small apartment. “Glass…

Blackmail by psychic curse

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Detroit palm reader threatens to curse New Jersey woman in case of psychic ransom Police in Hoboken, N.J. say a woman reported being cursed by three friends after she informed on someone regarding a police incident more than three years ago. The victim was told, although it unclear by whom, that she would have to…

FDA warns Reumofan supplement contains dangerous drugs

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Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths – Diet and nutrition. The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills. Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium are marketed as natural remedies for arthritis and muscle pain, but the…

Green tea extract touted as cancer cure

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Green tea extract ‘eradicates cancer tumours’ The University of Strathclyde team made 40 per cent of human skin cancer tumours disappear using the compound, in a laboratory study. Green tea has long been suspected of having anti-cancer properties and the extract, called epigallocatechin gallate, has been investigated before. However, this is the first time researchers…

Rhino horn used as a hangover cure

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Horrible news for rhino conservation. Rhino horn the new hangover cure in Vietnam Traffic, a wildlife trade-monitoring network, has released a comprehensive report on SA’s rhino-poaching crisis. It points to an increased demand for horn in Vietnam, contributing to the deaths of almost two rhinos a day in SA. “Vietnam in the 1980s and 1990s…