UFOs over Mexico City. Ooh. Shiny.

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UFO News: Mexico City OVNI Enhanced and… | Gather. Unique UFO footage of an object hovering over Mexico City, and filmed from two different angles, has been enhanced and poses more questions than answers. What is it? The two videos are strung together in a 4-minute sequence with a magnified image in the lower right…

Cosmetic enhancement scam might kill you: Throwing a “pumping party”

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Bail set at $10 million for ‘Black Madam’ Bail was set at $10 million this morning for a woman arrested by Philadelphia police and charged with injecting another woman with silicone in an illegal buttocks enhancing procedure. Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, who has been linked to a death of a British woman following a similar…

More gluten-free hype: Flawed research linked to behavior in children with ASD and remember when yeast was bad?

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More today on gluten-free diets First, we have THIS story on gluten-free (and casein-free) diets and autism. It raises so many red-flags and sirens, I hardly know where to begin… Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet May Help Some Children With Autism, Research Suggests A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and physiological symptoms in…

Let scientists speak, Canada

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Frozen out : Nature : Nature Publishing Group. Media interactions with government scientists have undergone a reversal across North America during the past six years. In the United States, President Barack Obama’s administration has directed federal science agencies to develop integrity policies with clear guidelines for scientists who are approached by journalists. Over the same…

Grease Devil panic was mass hysteria

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Last summer, panic over the Grease Devil sparked riots in Sri Lanka Similarly the “oily man” phenomena of Malaysia made people guarded and nervous. A new study by doctors who examined supposed victims of Grease Devils report that it really was mass hysteria, not a real creature. Grease yakas a big hoax conclude forensic experts…

Guilty verdict in bizarre psychotherapy law suit involving carbon dioxide and satanic cults

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A bizarre story of implanted memories including drugging with carbon dioxide. Jury awards $16.5 million in State College suit A jury awarded $16.5 million Thursday to a woman who said she was drugged with carbon dioxide and manipulated to believe she was raped by family members at the hands of a former State College psychologist.…

Warning for herbal products – they may contain unlisted, harmful ingredients

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Tim Farley at Whatstheharm.net alerted us to two announcements from the UK regarding herbal meds: Herbal slimming products found to contain potentially dangerous undeclared pharmaceuticals Advice to consumers not to use unlicensed herbal medicines used for erectile dysfunction In both cases laboratory tests found evidence of pharmaceutical ingredients not declared on the label that may…

Church claims Jesus cures cancer

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Row over Church’s Jesus cancer-healing claims A New Zealand church has erected a billboard saying “Jesus heals cancer”, after claiming six of its members had been cured. The large black and red billboard was put up by the Equippers Church in the suburb of Tamatea, in Napier… Pastor Lyle Penisula of Equippers Church, which has…

Actor Sorbo speaks about his medical issues and chiropractic connection

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Kevin Sorbo Three strokes left me fighting for my life Hours after a routine visit to his chiropractor to relieve a pain in his shoulder the super-fit actor was fighting for his life. At one point doctors warned the sportsman turned film star, then aged 38, that they might have to amputate his left arm.…

People fear scary creatures roam in the Mumbai night (UPDATE: arrests made)

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Vampires and cannibals prey on fear in the Mumbai Over the past week, the fertile imagination of Mumbai’s collective consciousness has been in the feverish grip of some dreaded creatures. Vampires, cannibals and monkey men all appear to have chosen the city as the site for their spring rendezvous. While Mumbai cowers under the covers,…

New scholarly journal for Cryptozoology announced

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Dr. Karl Shuker announces a new journal for cryptozoology: Welcome to the Journal of Cryptozoology – a new, peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to mystery animals With the demise of Kraken and, in particular, Cryptozoology (published by the now-defunct International Society of Cryptozoology), there has been no peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to cryptozoology for quite some…

An Amish Ponzi scheme exposes the stark differences in how we think about crime

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In Amish Country, Accusations of a Ponzi Scheme – NYTimes.com. This postcard from a gentler and simpler America is about as unlikely a place imaginable for the news that broke in September: one of Sugarcreek’s own, a prominent member of what some people here call the Plain Community, was under arrest, accused by federal prosecutors…

Saying that “Video games leads to difficulties in children” reaches beyond the data

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More Gaming Leads To More Impulsivity, Attention Difficulties In Children. Impulsive children with attention problems tend to play more video games, while kids in general who spend lots of time video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention difficulties, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “This is an important finding because…

Agency officer creates holy mess by conducting religious ritual in office

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Religious ritual at children’s agency has ‘alleged demon’ steamed – Tampa Bay Times. Luanne Panacek was in a second-floor meeting at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County last month when a manager came to her door. Employees arriving to work at the public agency that morning had found a strange oil on their desks and…

Family experiences fleet-footed figure in Surrey – Spring Heeled Jack? (Updated)

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Terrified Banstead family confronted by ‘dark figure’ on bypass (From Surrey Comet). A taxi ride home on Valentine’s night turned into a nightmare when a family were confronted by a terrifying apparition that looked and moved like the legendary Spring Heeled Jack. Scott Martin and his family were travelling home by taxi from Stoneleigh on…

UFO video from New Mexico is fakety fake

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UFO Sighted in New Mexico! Real or Fake? International Business Times. Apparently, a video showing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) landing near the famed Roswell crash site in New Mexico has surfaced and is rapidly doing the rounds on the Internet. The video, taken from a moving vehicle, appears to show a large grey flying object gliding…

It’s probably not the best idea to ask a chiropractor his opinion on immunizations

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Are vaccinations ‘more harmful than beneficial’? Parents come to Dr. Anthony Arlotti with vaccination concerns ranging from what the side effects are to whether they cause autism. “Basically, it comes down to parents are worried that vaccines are more harmful than beneficial,” said Arlotti, a doctor with Ryder, Barnes and Associates Pediatrics in Mechanicsburg, a…

Not one psychic lead has helped in crime solving, unless you believe (updated)

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Psychics Give Tips In High Profile TBI Cases Whether you believe in psychics or not, they’ve played a role in several high profile missing persons cases in this area. Most recently in the case of Holly Bobo who disappeared last April from her home in Decatur County. It seems whenever someone disappears, the psychics and…