Tag: death

Mass animal deaths reported; fringe sites panic over headlines

Mass animal deaths can be caused by a myriad of things – disease, natural toxins, algal blooms and other oxygen-depleting situations, human hunting and dumping, accidents, warmer waters, lack of food, etc. The mystery mongering sites will lump all the mass mortality events under one scary banner – DEAD ANIMALS! PANIC! They do a serious…

Is the tall man spirit, Slenderman, prompting Native suicides?

The Native Lakota community in South Dakota is experiencing a rash of suicides among young people. This article suggests that the culture contains not only unemployment, poverty, domestic abuse and alcohol addiction, but sense of despair in the youth. A traditional belief in a “suicide spirit” that looks similar to Slender Man is said to…

Drowning deaths investigated for paranormal cause

Let me understand this… there have been 10 river drownings in 17 years, all alcohol related, and there is a proposal that the deaths are “paranormal”? Am I missing something here? An emotionally-invested belief in the paranormal, it seems. Movie explores local river drownings. Ten young men have drown in La Crosse rivers since 1997.…

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…

Discovery wild speculation channel presents… Killed by Yeti

The Dyatlov Pass Incident: Was it Death by Yeti? Discovery Network continues their quest to be tops in science fiction. They are succeeding! A press release announces a 2-hour special investigating an actual unsolved mystery. And they know that when you can’t explain something, it just might be paranormal. This time, instead of UFOs or government…

Brother of murder victim continues to berate paranormal sleuths

Once again, pararnormal group is slammed as being unethical in their pronouncements and promises. Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett’s brother slams paranormal sleuths over ‘burial spot’ claims – Mirror Online. The brother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has slammed paranormal sleuths for claiming they know where he is buried. Alan, 58, accused them of…

Pentecostal preacher featured in the media dies from snakebite

Jesus doesn’t save… the stupid. It was only a matter of time. Reality show snake-handling preacher dies — of snake bite – CNN.com. A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died — of a snake bite. Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police…

Huge wave crashes into cruise ship, killing passenger

A man died and several others were injured when a freak wave struck a cruise ship in the English Channel. If it’s not norovirus, it’s freak waves. I do not like ships. Cruise ship passenger killed by freak wave – Telegraph. Water crashed through a window injuring a number of the 735 passengers, who were…

Two children stabbed to death during reported exorcism in Maryland (UPDATE: church members, “Demon Assassins”)

The background on this is very unclear but two children are dead and another 2 injured in a harrowing scene in a Washington, D.C. suburb. Women Killed Two Children in ‘Exorcism’ Attempt, Police Say. Two women charged with stabbing and killing two children in Germantown, Md., believed they were performing an exorcism, Montgomery County Police…

23 yr old woman killed during ‘healing’ exorcism in Yemen

Not much info in this piece but a religious “healer” killed a woman while attempting an exorcism for her “psychological” problems. Healer means something different in my mind… Quran ‘healer’ kills patient in Yemen | GulfNews.com. Police in Yemen arrested a Quran “healer” who allegedly cures spiritual and physical diseases by reciting verses from the…

Fifteen-foot python strangles man in front of onlookers

This doesn’t happen often but it does happen. Must have been a horrifying sight. Python kills security guard near Bali luxury hotel. A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and a hotel employee…

Cryptozoologist Roy P. Mackal status unknown, presumably lost to the world

In a strange news bulletin, Loren Coleman reports that Dr. Roy Mackal, well-known cryptozoologist, appears to have passed away on September 13, 2013. No one said anything about it in the press or in the crypto community. Loch Ness Monster & Mokele-Mbembe Researcher, Cryptozoologist Roy P. Mackal Has Died. Mackal, 88, reportedly* died September 13,…

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from…

Polonium or non-polonium: I’m so confused

OK, this is getting absurd! BBC News – Arafat ‘likely died of natural causes’ – leaked report. A team of French scientists probing the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004 says it is most likely that he died of natural causes, according to leaks to French media. They have reportedly concluded he died…

Boy dies after receiving only “holistic remedies”

This appears to have been a preventable death. Mother faces negligence charges in seven-year-old son’s death. A Calgary mother is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her seven-year-old son. Police allege the boy, who lived in a suite with his mother, was suffering from a treatable illness, but that he was not…

Do not degrade her memory by claiming she was haunted

You may recall hearing this strange and sad story of woman found dead on a rooftop. Because it was odd, strange explanations were proposed. Was Elisa Lam Murdered by a Ghost?. Was Elisa Lam murdered by a ghost? Many on the internet seem to think so. The latest viral meme on Facebook is the story…

Faith-based Schaibles plead “no contest” in death of child

This plea will avoid a trial. There was no trial necessary. They did not give their child medical care that he needed. No excuses. No contest plea by faith healers in death of 2d child. Herbert and Catherine Schaible – the Philadelphia couple who have watched two children die because of their belief in prayer…

Bee afraid? Bee diligent.

“Killer” bees responsible for dog death in Florida. Africanized bees kill dog, injure another in St.Pete. A swarm of Africanized killer bees attacked two pit bulls this morning, killing at least one of them, St. Petersburg police said. There was a colony in the attic of a neighboring house. This graphic showing the spread of…

Recent results convinced researchers that Arafat was poisoned

More on the suspicious death on former Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat. Scientists on this project are saying they are fairly confident that Arafat was the victim of polonium poisoning Exclusive: Swiss study says Polonium found in Arafat’s bones | Al Jazeera America. Swiss scientists who conducted tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat’s body have…

What if a ghost group made money off the death of your family member?

An editorial in a local paper highlights the insensitivity and ridiculousness of a ghost group who forgets they are talking about real people. They charge for telling stories about other people’s loved ones (that they probably would disagree with). Ghost-hunting story insensitive | TribLIVE. Did they ever think about this boy’s living family members? They…