Tag Archive for children

5 year old girl dies in India after witchcraft ritual

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Up to 14 people were involved and 9 arrested in connection with the neglect death of a child in India. They supposedly used her blood for a witchcraft ritual. 9 held for girl’s death in witchcraft. The report, which is difficult to read, says that one of the accused lured the girl, Gayatri, with chocolates, on…

The latest in a series of bounce house accidents

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Sometimes the headlines write themselves. Yes, this is a thing. Find out why. A bounce house flew away with three children inside. On Monday afternoon, a bounce house in South Glens Falls, New York was lifted 50 feet into the air by a sudden gust of wind. There were three children inside, and when the…

6-Year-Old Faith Healer touted in religious news media

While not in the mainstream media, yet, it caught my attention at how desperate people are to hear miracle stories and how they will believe without any skepticism. This story was shared directly from the page about 5000 times. There is no telling how far it was shared after that. 6-Year-Old Boy Lays Hands on…

Hiding dead babies. It’s happened before.

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This is a shocking story. How and why did she do this? Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths – SFGate. Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman’s life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns. Utah investigators are examining DNA from the…

Black magic fears in Maldives results in vigilante tree removal

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Old beliefs die hard in Maldives. Masked men break into school to cut down cursed ‘Jinn tree’ | Minivan News. Last night group of masked men broke into Thakandhoo School in Haa Alif atoll after threatening the security guard with a knife in order to cut down what they claimed was a ‘Jinn Tree’ with evil spirits.…

Australian court rules against anti-vax Mom in favor of pro-health Dad

Another case of the courts considering childrens’ rights to health over one parent’s scientifically baseless and harmful claims. Court grants father right to vaccinate his children A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation. The Family Court…

Germantown exorcism murder suspects to go to trial this summer

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In an update to the horrific story of two woman who killed two children and left two more injured after stabbing them in a so-called “exorcism”, there is word that they will go to trial this summer and have entered pleas. Insanity defenses likely in Germantown exorcism murders – WTOP.com. A Montgomery County Circuit judge…

Children killed for their organs in Mexico?

Organ theft? Be skeptical. Sounds like an urban legend and not enough evidence is provided. Child organ trafficking ring busted by Mexican police. Police in Mexico’s western state of Michoacan detained an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel who is suspected of kidnapping children to harvest their organs, an official said Monday. Michoacan state…

Reincarnated kids TV show up for another season

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Last March, we posted on the casting for this show. Apparently it’s running into another season. Oh, yay. What crap. “The Ghost Inside My Child” Casting Call | Ghost TV Blogs. Do you believe your child was reincarnated? Have they told you stories about past life memories and have you discovered that the memories are…

Blame Mom for what she did when you were minus 8 months old?

Something is funny (not haha) with this story. I would have not even laughed if this was published on April 1st because it sounds like rubbish. However, I think he is serious. Smoking increases chances of child being gay in adulthood – Telegraph. A pregnant woman’s lifestyle is believed to have an impact on the…

Slow news day? Doll moves around house. Spooky.

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There is obviously some tension and worry in the house but I blame pop culture and the media for blowing things out of proportion and making this into something it’s almost certainly not – haunted. Poltergeist behaviour haunts St. John’s family – Newfoundland & Labrador – CBC News. A doll that won’t stay in the…

Escaped snake kill two kids (UPDATE: Huge python, pet owner arrested)

Rock python killing antelope. Photo: http://www.africawildtrails.com/why-awt/wildlife/reptiles/

Holy cow! This is astonishing if true. RCMP investigating sudden deaths of two children, Campbellton, N.B. – Royal Canadian Mounted Police. On August 5, 2013, shortly after 6:30 a.m., police officers with the Campbellton RCMP responded to an apartment on Pleasant Street in Campbellton, where the two boys were found deceased. The boys had been…

Shocking but unsurprising evidence of cannibalism in Jamestown

Fascinating piece on colonial cannibalism from Smithsonian. This is not very doubtful anymore considering the evidence presented but there are still many mysteries as to what happened. Starving Settlers in Jamestown Colony Resorted to Eating A Child | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine. The harsh winter of 1609 in Virginia’s Jamestown Colony forced residents…

Oregon court rules anti-vaccination views are no excuse

Marion County parents lose latest battle to not immunize their 8 kids. Marion County parents who lost custody of their eight young children last year also lost their fight Wednesday to prevent the state from immunizing the children. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the parents — identified only as S.M. and R.M. in…

Chiropractic care for kids called into question

This is a very poorly written article but it illustrates an issue all parents and caregivers should be aware of. ‘Extreme’ chiropractors’ practices ‘child abuse’ | 3AW Tom Elliott. A group of ‘extreme’ chiropractors have been called into question, with one senior doctor believing claims chiropractic treatment can cure serious paediatric illnesses were effectively ‘child…

Honey, we have meat!

What are we to make of this horrendous story from North Korea? North Koreans Reportedly Turn to Cannibalism Due to ‘Hidden Famine’ News out of North Korean in notorious unreliable, but food shortages in the country have gotten so bad and people so desperate that there are now reports of men murdering their own children…

Boiron produces flawed study on homeopathy treatment for migraine in children

Boiron Laboratories, a world leader in homeopathic medicine manufacturing, has published a study regarding homeopathic treatment of migraine in children. What would you expect the conclusions to be? But, of course! The results of this study demonstrate the interest of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease…

‘JuJu’ witchcraft used to terrify children into prostitution

Man ‘used witchcraft to traffic children’ for prostitution – Crime – UK – The Independent. An alleged people trafficker cut the chest of a vulnerable 14-year-old girl with a razor during a series of “juju” witchcraft rituals aimed at terrifying young recruits into silence before selling them into prostitution across Europe, a court heard yesterday.…

Psychic classes for kids: Good concepts gone completely woo

Psychic classes for kids claim to help strengthen intuition. It’s not like a group of 5-year-olds sitting around, looking through crystal balls and talking to ghosts. When many people hear the title of these classes, Psychic Courses for Children, that’s what they expect. Somehow, the term “psychic” has become so misconstrued, says Stacia Synnestvedt. Step…

Women and children first… NOT!

Women, Children Not More Likely to Survive Shipwrecks The captain, crew and male passengers are more likely to survive maritime disasters than women and children, finds a new study by economists at Uppsala University in Sweden. When it comes to abandoning ship, “it appears as if it’s every man for himself,” said lead researcher Mikael…