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Sheldrake collaborating on children’s book about psychic dogs

Sheldrake’s idea that dogs know when there owner is coming home is unconfirmed and falls on the highly dubious side. But let’s tell kids about it! Boy’s Best Friend | Kate Banks, Rupert Sheldrake Kate Banks and world-renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake collaborate on this novel about two boys who set out to prove that their dogs…

Jack the Ripper mystery: Back to square one

You’ll recall last month this blockbuster story “Jack the Ripper identity confirmed by DNA”. Well, as we suspected… meh. Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has ‘made serious DNA error’ – The Independent. A 23-year-old Polish immigrant barber called Aaron Kosminski was “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man who carried…

Harvard has one messed up library

We had this story about a book in the Harvard collection that was thought to be human skin but was really sheepskin. This one is REALLY bound in human skin! Eww. Harvard Confirms Book Is Bound in Human Skin – NYTimes.com. Scientists at Harvard have confirmed that a 19th-century French treatise in the university’s libraries…

Bullet in a Bible

What if he was reading the Satanic Bible instead? Yep, that might have worked just as well. It’s physics, not a miracle. Dayton RTA driver saved by religious text Rickey Wagoner, 49, of Trotwood, was assaulted by three men in the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue, while standing outside of his bus. Three shots were…

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…

Cornwell has new book out about Sickert as Jack the Ripper

She reinforces her claim that the artist was the killer and a conspiracy was afoot. Jack the Ripper: Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell prepares to publish evidence of ‘Royal conspiracy’ – London – News – London Evening Standard. Best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell believes she has uncovered new evidence about the identity of London’s most famous…

Man with a snout — Cannock Chase weirdness

A fun story from an author of a new book about strange things in Cannock Chase. Cannock Chase pig man: The truth at last? – Birmingham Mail. Since the 1940s, the pig-man – half-man, half-swine – has allegedly been spotted trotting through the Staffordshire beauty spot, a haven for paranormal activity, his haunting squeals echoing…

Advertising authority cites Amazon for misleading claims

Hurray. The U.K. advertising authority rules that Amazon was promoting misleading claims about vaccination without justification. Amazon Rapped Over Benefits Of Measles Claim. Amazon has got into trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after publishing misleading claims about a book promoting a vaccination-free childhood. The ASA ruled the online retailer’s portrayal of Melanie’s Marvelous…

Esquire digs into “heaven” doctor’s NDE story. It’s not pretty.

In a followup to this story about neuroscientist Eben Alexander and his so-called “proof” of heaven (a claim for which it falls FAR short), he’s having a hard time looking credible these days. The ‘Proof of Heaven’ Author Has Now Been Thoroughly Debunked by Science – Esther Zuckerman – The Atlantic Wire. A book called…

LBJ had JFK killed. Are you Stoned?

Oh Brother. You will see this kind of stuff all over before November. Roger Stone: LBJ had Kennedy killed | The Daily Caller. Legendary Republican operative Roger Stone claims in his new book that Lyndon Johnson arranged John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and that Richard Nixon and Johnson had a documented relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald’s…

James Randi responds to Storr’s ‘Social Darwinism’ quote

Will Storr has a new book out about belief and skepticism. In it is a controversial quote by James “The Amazing” Randi. Randi has now responded to this controversy. Here is an example of the pieces that came out berating Randi’s comments.James Randi: Let Survival of the Fittest “Act Itself Out” On Those With Low…

Heaven is hot

Books about what happens after death (so the authors say) are popular. Publishers are in seventh heaven with near-death memoirs Do people really see a light at the end of a tunnel when they have a near-death experience? And could that be heaven up ahead? That light is shining brighter than ever these days. Heaven…

New idea for Jack the Ripper: Killer was a woman

Birmingham author claims Jack the Ripper was a WOMAN A Birmingham author has caused a storm among historians by claiming Jack the Ripper was a woman. Former solicitor John Morris, 62, has named Welsh-born Lizzie Williams as the Whitechapel monster – and claims she killed her victims because she could not have children. Lizzie was…