Larnach Castle ghost gets pushy. It’s good for tourism.

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Ghost pushed us, Larnach Castle tourist claims | Otago Daily Times Online News. Ghostly sightings may have left Cumberland College students spooked, but now a tourist has reported being bullied by a ghost at Larnach Castle. Whether or not the students have known the history and they have talked themselves into believing something – that…

10 kilo chunk of ice falls in China

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10 kg hailstone hits Sichuan. A giant piece of hailstone, weighing over 10 kilograms, fell from the sky at 5pm, May 20, in the Shiniu village of Ziyang, Sichuan Province. Zhang Jichuan, who saw the giant chunk of ice, was working with fellow villagers in the fields, when a deafening noise frightened them. [...] Then,…

A new Nat Geo show about pioneering UFO investigators. (Heh.) (UPDATE: Premiers June 29)

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Chasing UFOs: The Truth is Out There – Nat Geo TV Blogs. In National Geographic Channel’s new eight-part series Chasing UFOs, join a team of pioneering investigators pushes the limits to find the truth behind unexplained UFO sightings. Are we being watched? Is the government hiding information on UFO happenings? Can this team use science…

Cats committing suicide? Not so fast.

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Quake causes depression among cats of Turkey’s Van (PHOTOS) | Armenia News – NEWS.am. The powerful earthquake that hit Turkey’s Van City in 2011 also affected the psychology of the City’s cats. The cats are attempting to commit suicide on a regular basis, said Professor Abuzer Tas, a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Studies…

Animals have feelings too (Sad pic)

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Dog refuses to leave side of dead companion A picture of two pit bulls posted on Facebook has causing quite a stir, especially among animal lovers. One of the dogs is dead, and the other refuses to leave her side. The female pit bull was hit sometime Friday night, and lay dead on the side…

Social misdirection in magic is complicated, study finds

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Discoveries into perception via popular magic tricks. Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center have unveiled how and why the public perceives some magic tricks in recent studies that could have real-world implications in military tactics, marketing and sports. Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD, of Barrow’s Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience, and Stephen…

Mystery goo found after rain in Minnesota

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VIDEO: Strange jelly-like blobs found on patio near Dent | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota. An Otter Tail County couple woke up Saturday to find strange jelly-like blobs on their patio at their home near Dent. [Debra] Eull said the clear blobs appeared after the rain. “I have to assume they came…

Goblins blamed for unfortunate incidents in Zimbabwe

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A Zimbabwe family believes goblins are causing their recent misfortune. Goblins attacks family, burn down homestead. Three huts and a house were flattened last Sunday, while people are occasionally being pelted with stones by unseen things, believed to be goblins at a Chisumbanje homestead in Chipinge South where mysterious occurrences are haunting the Sithole Family.…

Flare-like objected observed by Philly commuter flight

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Mystery object in the air investigated after pilot report – CNN.com. A US Airways Express flight crew reported seeing what looked like a flare with a smoke trail in the vicinity of its aircraft while on approach to Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday. According to authorities, what the crew witnessed remains a mystery. Law enforcement…

Blood money: Reagan would have wanted it this way(?) (UPDATED cancelled)

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Auction claims it’s selling vial with Reagan blood A Channel Islands auction house says it’s selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan — a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president’s foundation. The vial being auctioned online was used by the laboratory that tested Reagan’s blood when he was hospitalized…

Trust in an internet myth turned tragic

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Pregnant mum-of-five from Salford died after drinking vinegar in DIY abortion horror A pregnant woman died after drinking concentrated vinegar during a home abortion that went wrong. Mum-of-five Catherine Furey, 38, suffered a violent reaction to the industrial-strength liquid. She was rushed to hospital, but later died. An investigation was launched and police arrested her…

Alt med vs the law

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Two articles are out today that highlight the legal landscape for homeopathy and alternative medicine claims. It looks like a rocky road coming up for them. First, the legal challenge that could stop homeopathy in its tracks discusses how a Canadian class action lawsuit against Boiron could influence the decision to end homeopathy coverage in…

DNA study of Bigfoot launched by Oxford University

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Prof. Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics University of Oxford and Dr. Michel Sartori, Directeur Musee de Zoologie, Switzerland are collecting cryptid DNA samples. Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project. As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationship between our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite submissions of organic material from formally…

Oracle hog

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In a follow up to the psychic llama, we have a psychic pig. Every day, I miss Paul more… ‘Psychic’ pig to make Euro tips A psychic pig is set to take over where Paul the Octopus left off at the 2010 World Cup by predicting the results of matches at the European championships in…

New evidence of a meteorite to account for Tunguska mystery event

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Cosmic forensics: signs of a Tunguska meteorite? A group of researchers thinks a small Siberian lake may be an impact crater. This week in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (or G3), a team of Italian researchers reports that they’ve found tantalizing evidence of what could be a stony chunk of meteorite beneath a small lake…

UFO flap in New Zealand

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UFO reports skyrocket in North Island. There have been an “unprecedented” number of UFO sightings reported in the North Island over the past two months, UFO watchers say. And aliens may even have visited Northland in the past five weeks, with one man reporting seeing a UFO land in the region, Suzanne Hansen, director from…

GM wheat crop vandalised in U.K.

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BBC News – GM wheat trial at Rothamsted vandalised. A man has been charged with criminal damage following a break-in at the Rothamsted Research centre where a trial of GM wheat is being held. Rothamsted said that crops had been vandalised, causing “significant” damage. The incident took place on Sunday morning at the centre’s test…

Psychiatrist apologizes for ‘gay cure’ study – Does not now believe reparative therapy works.

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Psychiatrist who championed ‘gay cure’ admits he was wrong | The Observer. Dr Robert Spitzer apologises for ‘fatally flawed’ study, published in 2001, which claimed gay people could be ‘cured’ if properly motivated. One of the most influential figures in modern psychiatry has apologised to America’s gays for a scientific study which supported attempts to…

If you accuse this guy, you are on ‘Satan’s Team’

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FBI: Central Florida evangelist molested girls. An Ormond Beach minister who is called “Apostle Tito” by his followers has been arrested for sexually molesting several children who are members of his religious organization. Luis Morales is being held in federal custody without bond following an arraignment in federal court Thursday afternoon. According to federal prosecutors,…

Donna Summer dissed smoking and thought 9/11 toxics caused her cancer (UPDATED: Not a smoker)

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Donna Summer Allegedly Thought 9/11 Gave Her Cancer, Not Smoking. The Queen of Disco Donna Summer lost her battle to cancer yesterday—and TMZ reports that she felt that 9/11 was involved. Apparently, Summer was living near Ground Zero when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001. TMZ reports, “Donna became almost paranoid…

Syfy to premiere haunted college show ‘School Spirits’

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School Spirits Premiere. Premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10 PM School Spirits travels to schools and universities all across the country to recount the true ghost stories experienced on these academic campuses. The stories will be told in first person narratives through the testimonials of real students, teachers, parents and staff that have encountered the…

Psychic llama predicts game. I admit it, I miss the damn octopus.

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This is just… stupid. Football-loving ‘psychic’ llama predicts Chelsea Champions League glory | Metro.co.uk. Move aside Paul the Octopus, a football mad llama has been tipped to become the next match-predicting global phenomenon after correctly guessing the result of the FA Cup final. But will his Champions League prediction also come true? The South American…

A psychic and an investigator walk into Texas…

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Psychic, investigator to join search for Hailey Dunn » Abilene Reporter-News. A psychic who has appeared on television programs and an investigator with decades of experience will join the search for missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn. On June 1, psychic Gale St. John and investigator Gary Peterson will arrive in Mitchell County and spend…