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Believing is seeing when it comes to paranormal, suggests new study

Screen cap from a YouTube video taken in the U.K.

An interesting study suggests that paranormal believers are more likely to report “agents” than skeptical people. Epiphenom: Cloud of dots or person walking in a snowstorm? Paranormal believers see people when they’re not there.. What van Elk did was to show a group of subjects (a mix of local students or people visiting a paranormal…

“Sea” is for Cookie

Stove Pipe Sponge, Aplysina archeri

Sometimes we see the darndest resemblances. Whoa! This sea creature looks just like Cookie Monster – latimes.com. This underwater Cookie Monster is actually a trio of purple sea sponges (Alpysina archeri) that have fused together to form a strong resemblance to the perennially hungry Muppet. Photographer Mauricio Handler stumbled across this “Cookie Monster of the…

Cute, this is. Feel the force.

Credit: LUIS BOJORQUEZ / CATERS NEWS

When made from a pig’s forehead, look as good you will not? Hmm? This pig’s forehead looks just like Yoda from Star Wars | Metro News. Two-year-old pot belly pig Ramona Flowers takes regular strolls around her neighbourhood and is said to enjoy the reaction her unique forehead gets from local residents. Proud owner Luis Bojorquez,…

Bigfoot skull fossil is a amateur mistake of wishful thinking

It's a rock, not a bigfoot head. Sorry to disappoint but let's be serious here...

The assumptions in this story are astounding. Man believes he found fossilized Bigfoot head. “I found a fossilized Bigfoot skull.” A journalist can go his or her entire life waiting to hear those six magic words. And yet, on a recent weekday afternoon, that very thing happened. Todd May, of Ogden, dropped by the offices…

Jesus appears in a damnable place

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Is this sacreligious? Some think so. The mold stain or bird crap wasn’t? Dog Butt Looks Like Jesus Christ In A Robe (PHOTO) Reddit user Feature_Creature posted a rather old photo of a pug’s butt that appears to show Jesus’ face, as well as his hands, legs and a long flowing robe. Like the writers at…

Does this tree look like Elvis?

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Elvis, Lincoln or our silly brain. Elvis Tree In Herefordshire Has British All Shook Up. Now, Elvis is really branching out. His kingly image has been spotted in an elm tree, according to the Scotsman. At least that’s the claim of Brit John Rowley, who was driving in Herefordshire, England, and saw the tree that…

I’m a little teapot, short and stout. This is my handle, this is Sieg Heil

Hitler_teapot_JCPenney

Pareidolia? Or… Tea Kettle Or Adolf Hitler? JCPenney Billboard Stirs Controversy « CBS Los Angeles. A billboard in Culver City that promoted a designer tea kettle from JCPenney and has had bloggers buzzing about its uncanny resemblance to former German Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler has been taken down. The ad, which was able to be…

The faces of Earth

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I loved this story: Pareidolia and geomorphology. How neat is that? These Artists Are Mapping the Earth … With Facial Recognition Software – Megan Garber – The Atlantic. Have you ever looked up into the sky and seen a cloud that vaguely resembles your mom? Or gazed at the twisted trunk of a tree, only…

Drop cloth Jesus

drop cloth jesus

Saugus man claims Jesus Christ depicted on cloth – WHDH.COM. You could call it a divine sign: a Saugus man said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw Jesus Christ on a drop cloth at his home. “My heart went a million miles an hour. I was hyperventilating,” said Brian Krantz. From a distance,…