Tag Archive for New York

Convicted “psychics” admit it was all a scam

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Several psychics that are in jail admit that they were scamming people. In other news, water is wet. But, there are several more interesting threads to this story that I encourage everyone to read in its entirety. Source: The Secret to the Psychic Trade? It’s in the Parole Board Transcripts – The New York Times Celia…

Bronx UFO report confusing, not good evidence

The red object was identified as the UFO spotted in the Bronx on April 25, 2015. Photo credit: Andres Morales.

Another UFO over New York. Another case of less than impressive and rather inconsistent (and vague) descriptions. While several people claimed to have seen something and called police, when and what they saw is not determined. UFO buzzes NYC | New York Post. A mysterious light in the sky so freaked out some Hunts Points…

Supplement industry is manufacturing controversy over NY action

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Recall earlier in February, the New York state Attorney General took some unprecedented action against retailers selling dietary supplements. Well, the supplement industry folks didn’t like this too much and, as they will, they took up a social media campaign to Twitter-harass the officials. Tim Farley found out that they were less than forthright with…

NY takes serious action against dietary supplement retailers for misleading advertising

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We’ve posted a lot on the effect of bad regulatory policy for dietary supplements. Here again is an example of why the law that allows these products to be put up for sale without proper consumer protection is just an all-around flawed idea. AG: Stores sell mislabeled herbal supplements | wivb.com. New York State wants certain herbal…

Another case of a psychic getting undue credit

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The body of a missing person is found very near his residence but the psychic gets credit for helping. I can not see what for when she was, as usual, vague and imprecise. Body of missing man found in gully in Lockport. The body of a man, identified by family as Paul Ford Sr., 42,…

UK is booming – What was that noise?

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There has been a wave of mystery booms across the UK leaving people to speculate wildly on the possible causes. The Big Bang Theory: Was it UFOs, fireworks or a sonic boom that caused loud noises in skies above Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the UK on Saturday? | Gloucestershire Echo. Did you hear the mysterious series…

Imaginary art is a hoax

The million dollar invisible art exhibit.

Million dollar invisible art is as worthless as invisible money and just as real… New York artist creates ‘art’ that is invisible and collectors are paying millions. 27-year-old artist Lana Newstrom says she is the first artist in the world to create invisible “art.” In this documentary we traveled to her empty studio to learn…

New York subway rat attacks innocent bystander

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Ok, so rats really DO attack people. Cheeky bugger! VIDEO: Giant, angry rat tries to attack man at New York subway station. Dramatic footage filmed by SoHo man Josiah Ryan shows the aggressive rodent charging down the platform at 42nd St. station at Bryant Park in Midtown late Friday night. The editor for TheBlaze.com told…

Strange NYC park display prompts police call

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This woman had a difficult time describing what she found to police. Police Investigate After Runner Discovers Macabre Display in Prospect Park. Police launched an unusual investigation after one runner made a surprising, creepy discovery while on a jog in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Wednesday. The jogger, Kate Steciw, found what appeared to be a human…

A case of mystery meat, all over the road

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Talk about a bloody mess. This one is a rather “Fortean” incident. Mysterious Chunks of Rotting Meat Close New York Highway. A highway in upstate New York was shut down after being covered with chunks of rotting meat earlier this week, creating quite a stink for drivers. The strangest part? Officials aren’t quite sure where the…

Cryptozoogical mystery in NYC solved!

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Well, this is interesting. A fisher is spotted in the Bronx. That was unexpected! Mystery Solved For Strange Animal Found Scurrying Around The Bronx. For months, a weird unidentified animal has been spotted roaming the streets of one neighborhood in the Bronx. The animal has been scurrying at night, and spooking people during the day…

Another booming week across North America

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Mystery booms continue. We found stories from Arizona to Connecticut, even into Canada this week. More mysterious ‘booms’ reported in Verde Valley area – CBS 5 – KPHO. Last year, about this same time, residents in Verde Valley [Arizona] heard some mysterious, unexplained booms. Reports of similar booms are once again being called in to…