Tag Archive for Indiana

The story behind the story behind the stories of the Ammons exorcism

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Indianapolis Star reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski wrote the story about the “Hell House” exorcisms of Latoya Ammons and the trouble she had with her home and children in story from January 2014. That story was huge garnering international coverage. It became the most popular story the paper covered. Ever. And interest continues. Exorcism: The story behind…

Indiana lawmakers pull the “academic freedom” trope

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What the hell are they doing? Ball State University president, Jo Ann Gora’s decision to scrap a science class,”Boundaries of Science” class taught by Eric Hedin, an assistant professor of physics, was her response to complaints that the class was promoting intelligent design, as opposed to evolution. Obviously, that is NOT a scientific take on nature.…

The Indiana “portal to hell” circus continues with movie and TV deals

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After international attention, media companies saw a hot topic in the events claimed to occur in Gary, Indiana. The priest has signed a movie deal and will also collaborate with Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures. Priest signs film deals after well-publicized exorcisms of Latoya Ammons. The Rev. Michael Maginot has signed a deal with Evergreen…

Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures buys “demon” house in Indiana (UPDATED)

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This Indiana exorcism story has been the hot topic all week. It’s been everywhere. The people involved claim they didn’t know it would blow up like this. Oh really? Hmm… I think that was exactly the intent. Otherwise why tell the extraordinary story if you didn’t want people to be impressed by it and ask…

Demonic tale sounds like Hollywood, has little else to hold it up (UPDATE: Hoaxed photo)

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A new and detailed case of reported demonic possession and exorcism is chronicled in an Indiana newspaper. As with almost all cases, we see typical behaviors related to “possession”. But we also see many eyewitness reports and ZERO solid evidence. Are they photos? Videos? None given. The medical records mostly state that the family suffered…

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Hope you are not having a meal right now… Dog Devours Man’s Toes. A Clay County man is resting at an Indianapolis hospital while the 6-month-old pitbull puppy that put him there is isolated by order of city police and under close observation for any sign of rabies or other illness. The Brazil chief of…

Metal flake coats Indiana neighborhood

Iron filings are magnetic. Is this what fell on an Ind neighborhood?

An unusual flakey, glittery substance coats an Indiana neighborhood. The steel mills are being eyeballed but the source has not yet been found. State working on detailed analysis of Robertsdale glitter : Hammond News. State investigators confirmed Friday the glittery substance reported in a Robertsdale neighborhood this week is different from the particle common in…

Mystery hairless animal in Indiana

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Jerry Coyne’s blog has a mystery photo from Lafayette Indiana. It looks weird, possibly a hairless animal that isn’t SUPPOSED to be hairless and we get completely baffled when they are. Check it out. Name the mammal « Why Evolution Is True. See the comments over at the WEIT blog for speculation. What do you…

Mystery explosions rattle Indiana

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More booms, now in Indiana. Something definitely going ‘boom’ in the night Local residents, mostly on Evansville’s East Side and in Warrick County including Boonville, started reporting the mysterious sounds late Monday night. Additional reports of similar noises were also logged Tuesday night. Caleb Donahoo, 24, said he has heard the booms each night at…

Radiation scare in Indiana sparks allegations of nuclear coverup

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Not much information on this one about a possible nuclear containment exercise, however this web site does their best to scare the hell out of everyone. Explosions, Military Helicopters Near Blacked Out Radiation Zone. Eyewitnesses on the ground near the media-blacked-out elevated radiation zone near the border of Indiana and Michigan, where radiation levels hundreds…

Creationism bill dead in Indiana

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Victory! Indiana House Kills Creationist Bill The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is happy to report today that leader of the Indiana House of Representatives is shelving a Senate-approved bill that would have allowed public schools across the state to teach children the creation stories of various mainstream religions. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-District 88) announced…

A curious twist to Indiana Creationism bill that makes it even LESS scientific (if possible)

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Indiana Senate broadens bill allowing creationism teaching to include more religions’ theories Legislators on Monday broadened a proposal aimed at allowing Indiana’s public schools to teach creationism in science classes to require that such courses include origin of life theories from multiple religions. The Senate approved the change to legislation critics had argued was unconstitutional…

Indiana Senate committee ignores reason, endorses Creationism

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Ind. Senate panel votes to let schools teach creationism An Indiana Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed teaching creationism in public schools, despite pleas from scientists and religious leaders to keep religion out of science classrooms. Senate Bill 89 allows school corporations to authorize “the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life” and specifically…