Tag: India

Not a dinosaur!

A story put forward in November (and posted to our Facebook page) is recirculating again via dubious sensationalist media reports. Is this a dinosaur? Remains of T-rex-like ‘animal’ found in Uttarakhand’s Jaspur (Dated November 17, 2017.) It’s now appearing in India Times. Same story, same carcass. An electrician from Uttarakhand found a dinosaur-like creature’s corpse with…

Baby tested last year for spontaneous human combustion has died

A sad update to a very disturbing story that we reported on last year around this time and back in 2013. Two babies from the same family in India were treated for burns which the family alleged was the result of them spontaneously catching on fire multiple times. Media in India and around the world…

NOT a fish fall in India, but a flood

This story from Andhra Pradesh province in India circulated saying fish FELL from the sky. But the circumstances and location made it reasonable to assume they just came in with the overland rain water. Villagers amazed by ‘fish rain’ in Vijayawada Villagers of Gollamudi in Nandigama mandal on Friday woke up to a surprising ‘fish rain’ that…

Indian “institutes” teaching people “ghost hunting”

Ghost chasing is becoming a more popular hobby in India. People are paying to take courses from “institutes” to learn how to operate the equipment. It seems like India may be about 10 years behind the US in the popularity of fall for such stuff. An increasing number of urban Indian professionals are signing up…

Bathroom ghost creates panic in Indian school

Sounds like the 17th century? Nope, 21st century India. The explanation of mass psychogenic illness hasn’t reached here yet. ‘Havan’ in Tonk school to ward off ‘ghost’ of girl – The Times of India Nearly 170 students of the school have not been attending classes for the past five days after three children fainted here…

Medical officials petition for protection of Indian “fire baby”

FINALLY! Glad to see this now taken as seriously as it should be. KMC lodges complaint over ‘blazing baby’ – The New Indian Express. In a twist to the story of three-month-old Rahul, who reportedly suffered four incidences of spontaneous combustion, authorities of Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, where the infant is being treated, lodged…

Indian baby catches on fire – Spontaneous combustion or abuse? (UPDATE: Tests normal)

Astounding treatment of a probable child abuse case in India. Diagnosis: Spontaneous combustion. Tamil Nadu’s baby Rahul sets on fire by himself : South, News – India Today. Three-month-old Rahul, who is admitted in the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMCH) in Chennia with 10 degree burn injuries because of a condition called spontaneous human combustion…