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…

Tragic case of infanticide; mother claimed baby was “possessed”

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A woman accused of tossing her newborn son to his death from a fourth-floor window told police an evil spirit had taken over the boy, according to court papers Monday. Rashida Chowdhury, 21, was being held without bail after her arrest late last week in the death of her month-old son, Rizwan. Source: Prosecutors: Mom…

Video shows mystery object during plane takeoff (UPDATE: CGI Hoax)

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UPDATE: CGI hoax. See below This is the spooky moment a jumbo jet taking off from New York was seemingly overtaken in the air by a UFO. The incredible footage shows the Virgin Atlantic plane flying from JFK airport before a mystery object is seen in the distance flying quickly past it. Source: Watch: Virgin…

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…

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…

New York Bigfoot advocate wants the critter on the endangered species list

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It’s been a while since we had a nonsensical Bigfoot story. I know, I know. “Aren’t they all?” Endangered – seriously at risk of extinction. Bigfoot – not established as real, let alone at risk of extinction. Chautauqua legislators hear plea: Put Bigfoot on endangered species list. Wiemer wants the legislature to become the first…

Bear mystery: How did a dead bear cub end up in NYC’s Central Park?

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An unexpected find in one of the largest cities in the world leaves investigators with a mystery. In a Mystery, a Baby Black Bear Is Found Dead in Central Park – NYTimes.com. The furry black mass lay hidden under a bush near Central Park’s main loop, unnoticed, unmoving and partially concealed by an abandoned bicycle.…

Chinese herbal product associated with lead poisoning

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Another warning by the US Food and Drug Administration that an imported herbal compound meant for children may contain heavy metals in dangerous amounts. They are unregulated, unproven, and you risk your health when using them. Lead In Chinese Cold Remedy Poisons Toddler; Possible Counterfeit?. An herbal cold remedy called Bo Ying Compound has been…

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…

Man committed to New York hospital might have Ebola virus

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I admit, the Ebola thing is a bit scary, but let’s keep calm. Patient at Mount Sinai Has Ebola-Like Symptoms, Hospital Says. A man who had recently been to West Africa went to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan late Sunday with symptoms consistent with Ebola — high fever and gastrointestinal problems,…

Lottery winner gives credit to amusement park psychic

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Media treats this windfall story with utmost credulity, noting that the winner was once told by a psychic reader that she would win the lottery. Oh really…? Ex-NYPD cop is first New Yorker to win $1,000 per day for life – NY Daily News. A retired NYPD cop considers her new lottery jackpot divine —…

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…

New Yorker sues New York for all money in the world

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Who says you can never have enough? Man suing almost everyone for all the money on Earth. A Manhattan man has sued the city, NYC Transit, Au Bon Pain Store, two local hospitals, Kmart, a “Latina” dog owner and anyone else he could think of – for two undecillion dollars. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the…

Mountain lion photo NOT from New York

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Here is another case of a big cat photo being hyped as something it’s not. A reporter in upstate New York has tried to track down the facts of a rumor that a mountain lion was struck by a vehicle in that state. An image search would have solved this in seconds. Was a mountain…

How do piranhas get where they aren’t supposed to be? This guy.

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Ever wonder how non-native species make it to the U.S.? It’s guys like this who disregard ecology and public health and try and get away with it. New York man pleads guilty to smuggling piranhas into the U.S. – CNN.com. New York City resident Joel Rakower bit off more than he could chew when he…

Sore loser claims rival’s hex cost her election

Left: the cursed murial. Top right: Gwen Goddwin. Bottom right: Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Sore loser indeed to have to resort to this pathetic excuse! What the hell century are we in? Loser pol: Rival put a Caribbean hex on me | New York Post. A rival of Melissa Mark-Viverito filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the front-runner for City Council speaker — claiming she put a Caribbean hex on…

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…