Tag Archive for Curse

Ohio psychic scam busted

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News brief: Another psychic caught using the old standby, I must remove the curse on you, give me money. She was arrested. Remember, all psychics are basically useless and you DON’T have a curse. Don’t be gullible. A Madison woman faces charges for allegedly using her psychic reading business as a fear tactic to scam people…

Psychic scam warning from police in Edmonton

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News snippet: Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are warning residents not to fall prey to psychics and astrologers who make extraordinary claims. The old black magic has victims in its spell, and Edmonton police say swindlers who pose as astrologers or psychic readers are to blame. Victims of recent scams come from across Canada, including…

Blessing scam alert in Vancouver

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News alert: Vancouver Police say there may be more victims of a blessing scam or evil spirit scam that has robbed people of significant amounts of cash and jewellery.Three women have now been arrested in connection with the scam, which came under investigation on July 8.The Vancouver Police Financial Crime Unit began the investigation into a…

The neighbor from hell

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One would think that living in Glastonbury, this kind of neighbor would be common. Glastonbury woman in court after claiming neighbour was a witch who cursed her A GLASTONBURY woman who waged a campaign of harassment against her neighbour claiming she was a witch and had put a curse on her has been ordered not…

Ebola is a curse: Exorcism recommended by Liberian preacher

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Liberian preacher Edward Adjei said the Ebola outbreak is a Satanic mission to destroy humanity that can be stopped by exorcism of a cursed building using a soft drink. Video: ‘I’ll fight off Ebola with bottles of Vimto’ – Liberian exorcist reveals secret weapon against deadly virus – Telegraph. While health chiefs blame the outbreak…

Afghan curse of 39 causing economic problems

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There is supposedly a curse associated with the number ’39’ in Afghanistan. People are refusing license plates that has that number and it’s beginning to piss off the government. This exact issue has come up in the past as well. Afghan car buyers urged to defy the ‘curse of 39’ – Yahoo Finance UK. Afghans’…

Psychic burned through client’s cash

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“Where’s the rest of my money?” “Oh, I had to burn it to remove the curse. It’s all good now!” A lawsuit alleges a psychic preyed on a vulnerable person. Not news, but let’s share. Psychic Claims She Burned the Money. A spiritual guide defrauded a grieving Florida woman of nearly $10,000 and told her…

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.…

Sore loser claims rival’s hex cost her election

Left: the cursed murial. Top right: Gwen Goddwin. Bottom right: Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Sore loser indeed to have to resort to this pathetic excuse! What the hell century are we in? Loser pol: Rival put a Caribbean hex on me | New York Post. A rival of Melissa Mark-Viverito filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the front-runner for City Council speaker — claiming she put a Caribbean hex on…

As the statue turns…

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Confirmation of why a statue in a UK museum mysteriously rotated. Neb-Senu, ‘Possessed’ Rotating Egyptian Statue, Mystery Solved. Eerie footage had experts in a spin, but now the mystery surrounding a “possessed” ancient statue has been solved following a scientific investigation. Vibration expert Steve Gosling undertook a 24-hour test by placing a specialist three-axis sensor…

Iennys was not well liked. In fact, he was cursed.

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An interesting find… Ancient Magician’s Curse Tablet Discovered in Jerusalem | LiveScience. A lead curse tablet, dating back around 1,700 years and likely written by a magician, has been discovered in a collapsed Roman mansion in Jerusalem, archaeologists report. The text is written in Greek and, in it a woman named Kyrilla invokes the names…

Grease “curse” invoked for Olivia’s house nightmare

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Recall a few weeks ago that Rosie O’Donnell backed out of the purchase of Olivia Newton-John’s Florida home. This was after a ritual took place supposedly to cleanse the place after the builder doing the renovations, Christopher Pariseletti, committed suicide IN the house. Well, the beat goes on. EXCLUSIVE: Grease star Olivia Newton-John hires priest…

Tacky egg ritual convinced people of evil spirits, gave psychic their money

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Two victims, initially embarrassed about falling for the psychic scam, eventually came forward. Police: Manitowoc ‘psychic’ scams two victims out of $35,000 | Herald Times Reporter | htrnews.com. Police in Wisconsin arrested a 37-year-old Manitowoc woman after she allegedly scammed two residents out of about $35,000 with psychic services. She will be charged with two…

Russian TV psychics take old woman’s life savings

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Russia also has their problems with psychics and their manufactured “curses”. Russian TV Psychics Face Jail on Fraud Charges. Psychics who charged an elderly Russian woman almost $20,000 to lift a supposed curse have themselves been charged with fraud and now face up to 10 years in jail, prosecutors said Thursday. The 75-year-old resident from…

You-wanna-witch to remove that spirit? $238,000 (UPDATE: Trial for felony)

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UPDATE (3-Sept-2013) They face felony counts and will be tried. Nick and Cindy Uwanawich, who have been charged with three felony counts of grand theft, will face trial, Judge Michael A. Smith ruled following a preliminary hearing inside a San Bernardino Superior courtroom. Originally published on May 23, 2013 Read the name below out loud.…

Corpse-stealing and cannibalism got them only two years in jail

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A strange story about cannibalism and culture out of Pakistan. BBC News – Macabre meeting with Pakistan cannibal. Mohammad Farman Ali and Mohammad Arif Ali were sentenced to two years in jail for stealing a corpse from a grave and using it to make meat curry. Because they killed no one and there is no…

Russian police bust psychic scammers

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The widespread psychic scam to remove “curses” is also working in Russia. Police take action to bust a group for fraud. Moscow Police Exorcise Psychic Group | Crime | RIA Novosti. Moscow police have once again entered the dark realms of the paranormal, busting a Russian “psychic” ring that has been lifting curses for money…

Coventry peppered with psychic scam advertisements

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The title of this news story says it all: Faith healers preying on vulnerable in Coventry with bogus claims of miracle cures – Coventry Telegraph. A warning has gone out for members of the public to beware of tricksters purporting to be faith healers and clairvoyants. They advertise their services through leaflet drops, free newspapers…

Psychic scam in Florida: $800,000 is a lot of voodoo

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before… a woman was bilked out of a ton of money by a psychic scam. Florida woman jailed in ‘psychic scam,’ accused of bilking Sunnyvale woman – San Jose Mercury News. A woman is in a South Florida jail cell awaiting prosecution in Santa Clara County for an alleged…

Crow incident causes extreme reaction: Suicide

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A disturbing story from India that reflects the extreme harm caused by belief in superstition. 23-yr-old engineer ends life. Reason: A crow sat on his head Anand V H was all of 23, and an engineering graduate to boot. But he was superstitious too — so superstitious that he ended his life on Thursday, all…

The mystery of the cursed money

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We can find some reasonable, if unfortunate, causes instead of a “curse” but the story is intriguing. Curse? Gardener didn’t live to enjoy cash he found – chicagotribune.com. The death of a McHenry County man, just days before he was to collect some of the $150,000 he found in his garden, is causing some to…