Tag Archive for France

DNA test reveals relic blood is not Kingly

Here goes science, spoiling everything (but giving us the more accurate answer). Blood in Historic Gourd Didn’t Belong to Louis XVI | LiveScience. New genetic evidence casts further doubt on the authenticity of a grisly French relic: a gourd long believed to be stained with the blood of Louis XVI. Scientists sequenced the genome from…

Voodoo exorcism rapist in France is jailed

This story originated from the Daily Mail so details are lacking but the story of the trial has been printed in several outlets. It’s horrifying and graphic and I wish it weren’t true but I’m afraid that it really is. Man Raped Three Teenage Girls During Voodoo Exorcism Sessions Is Jailed. The uncle and mother…

Up on the garagetop reindeer pause…

All of the other reindeer would have laughed and called him names. Good thing humans were around to help. Rudolph arrives early in one sleepy French town – The Local. According to reports, the wandering deer got stuck on the garage roof on Monday night in the town of Verneuil-sur-Indre in the Indre-et-Loire department of…

Exorcism assault case goes to court

Another case of people taking a serious problem into their own unqualified hands and doing harm. Four on trial over week-long exorcism ‘torture’ – The Local. Three men and a woman are accused of tying up the Cameroonian teenager in the position of Christ on the cross and keeping her bound to a mattress for…

Feral feline gang attacks woman walking dog in France

Watch out for attack cats who are aggressive and mean business. French woman savagely attacked by… cats – The Local. Traditionally cats are meant to be solitary and docile creatures. But a band of feral French felines in the north-eastern French city of Belfort appears to have put that theory to bed. The seemingly unprecedented…

Reports of black big cats in France

Escapees? Or misidentification? Nothing has been found so far. ‘Black panthers’ spotted on the French Riviera – The Local. Police on the French Riviera are hunting one or even two black panthers after several reported sightings of the wild cat in recent days. The alert comes as authorities in the south of France are still…

Violent poltergeist case reported in France

Fascinating! Call in some real investigators. This could be the evidence we are looking for! Mentque-Nortbecourt family says ghosts throw chairs, other objects – UPI.com. A French family said they have sustained injuries from flying objects at their home, which they believe to be haunted by ghosts. The residents of the home in Mentque-Nortbecourt said…

Honey, why so blue?

BBC News – French beekeepers in Ribeauville abuzz over blue honey. Beekeepers in northeastern France have been alarmed to find their bees producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The beekeepers believe the source of the problem is a biogas plant close to Ribeauville in Alsace. It is thought the bees have been…

Think measles is not a big deal?

Eliminating measles – personal stories Euronews. Nastasia has made a spectacular recovery. Just a year ago she was in a coma after contracting measles. The 16 year old who lives in Valence, in the South-East of France suddenly complained of a sore throat, red spots appeared and she had a high temperature. After one week at…