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Students fear their dorm rooms might be haunted

It’s no surprise that college students, steeped in ghostie TV shows and media coverage of haunted places EVERYWHERE, will freak themselves out over ghosts in their new rooms. It sounds like they really need a wake up call to life outside of the internet and their own sheltered idead. Will my dorm be haunted, ask…

Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A DN Exclusive

Doubtful News is pleased to present this EXCLUSIVE piece by author and researcher, Benjamin Radford, on the Discovery Channel’s presentation airing TONIGHT! [Warning: Spoilers] Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A Closer Look at Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives A new two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary,” Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, revisits the curious case of…

Some mystery booms are small shallow earthquakes, like Moodus noises

Doubtful News covers all kinds of weird noises that are reported. Many can’t be readily explained. But that doesn’t mean they are unexplainable. This piece on the Moodus noises in Connecticut is excellent and entertaining. This is fairly well-known as an area of shallow, very weak seismic activity. The shallow rock stresses and releases produce…

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…

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

Frostquake hit Missouri Super Bowl parties

What a year for frostquakes (icequakes) also known as cryoseisms. Mysterious noises traced to rare ‘frost quakes’. Chuck Herron heard the loud thud, then another and another. It sounded like someone was dropping big snowballs on the roof of his home. As his neighbors in tiny Paris, Mo., huddled around televisions Sunday for the Super…

Noisy booms in Kentucky baffles locals

Don’t panic. Ah… too late. Unexplained “booms” leaving local neighborhoods shaken. For the past two days in a row, people in the Local 6 area have reported hearing loud, jolting booms. The story we first posted Saturday night has more than 500 comments from people who say they have all heard and felt the same…

Police run screaming from ‘goblin’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s goblin problem continues. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin. A family from Bulawayo’s Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant’s “goblin” at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. The…

Spontaneous laundry combustion

Oh no, the tea towels exploded. Brighton cafe becomes the latest victim of exploding tea towels (From The Argus). Another cafe has been hit by the strange phenomena of exploding tea towels. Firefighters were called to Billie’s Cafe in Hampton Place, Brighton, at just before 7pm yesterday to a fire in the basement of the…

Oarfish-earthquake connection is folklore, not reliable

The stories about two oarfish washed up in California have sparked rumors that the beached fish may signal a coming quake. What’s the deal with that? BBC News – Quake rumours over new beached ‘sea serpent’ in US. Social media has lit up with earthquake rumours after a giant oarfish washed up on a California…

Dissolving corpses in Norway is big business

The plastic was not fantastic. Now, Lime Away… Norway Is Overrun With Plastic-Covered Corpses That Refuse to Rot. Norway’s got a major corpse problem that isn’t going away anytime soon. Literally—they won’t rot. What’s the culprit behind this profusion of bodies that refuse to take their place in the circle of life? The same thing…

Alien head found in graveyard in Croatia

Is this a joke? Mayor baffled by buried ‘alien head’ | Orange UK. A baffled mayor has asked scientists to examine the remains of what be believes to be the head of an alien dug up by workers in a graveyard in Croatia. The twisted, soft-bodied remains – which seems to have a beak-like mouth…

U.K. community hounded by sound (UPDATE: Bird scarer)

Irritating noise is irritating to a town in the West Midlands, England. Halesowen residents driven to distraction by “mystery sound” (From Halesowen News). MYSTIFIED residents in Halesowen are being driven to distraction by a loud banging noise every 30 minutes for 12 hours a day. David Taylor contacted the Halesowen News after being unable to…

The ‘Bloop’ mystery solved!

Frequently cited as an “insane mystery science hasn’t solved”, the bloop looks to have a reasonable explanation. Was it a mystery monster squid as most commonly thought? Sadly, no. First some background in case you haven’t heard about the bloop: Skeptoid It came from the depths of the South Pacific. Throughout the summer of 1997, a…

Take advantage of tourists – Sell them a ghost story

This headline of this story said it all. This is a major component of today’s ghost popularity – money. But at what cost? People sold a nonsense story. Ghosts — no matter whether they’re real — can offer York County businesses a boost – The York Daily Record. An audio replay of that moment reveals…

Animal Planet sciences up Mermaids with ‘A Body Found’

It’s MONSTER WEEK on Animal Planet May 21-28. The feature of the week is a new 2 hour program called MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND premiering Sunday, May 27. Mermaids: The Body Found | Animal Planet | Mermaids: The Body Found | Animal Planet | Press Release. This two-hour special is science fiction based on some real events and…

Mystery hum identified in Green Bay as industrial fans

Case of mystery noises at Green Bay homes may be solved Five years after Green Bay residents began complaining about mysterious noises inside their home, a consultant says he has tracked the sounds to a refrigerated warehouse located a mile away. Consultant Richard James, a noise control engineer hired by the city, said he is…

Mystery mold: White web-like stuff found growing on nuclear rods

Strange nuclear waste lint might be “biological in nature”. Savannah River Site scientists are working to identify a strange growth found on racks of spent nuclear fuel collected from foreign governments. The “white, string-like” material was found among thousands of spent fuel assemblies submerged in deep pools within the site’s L Area, according to a…