Tag Archive for Pennsylvania

Burning down the house

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News Short: This guy needs some help. Maybe he will get it in prison for 5 years or more. Joshua A. Witman, 34, told police he set fire to the home because aliens were living in the walls of the home and a basement was a portal for demons. Source: Lancaster County man sentenced for…

Psychic swindle targeted older woman in PA

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Stop me if you heard this one before… a woman is talked into paying for psychic services and loses a cartload of money. Source: ‘Psychic’ siblings in Bucks County face trial over swindling elderly woman | PhillyVoice A brother and sister in Bucks County who stole more than $17,000 from an elderly woman under the…

Pennsylvania mystery explosion on college campus

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A unique case of a mysterious explosion where the rocks really flew. Was it a frost quake in Southcentral Pennsylvania? Or something else? Officials seek source of explosion near F&M; ‘frost quake’ proposed as a cause Investigators are still seeking the cause of a mysterious blast Thursday near Franklin & Marshall College. No one was…

What happened to Thomas Curry’s body?

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In 1925, a runaway from a boys reform school met an untimely end. When researchers tried to find out how he died, they found a disturbing surprise. They opened the casket… and it was empty. New Dozier mystery: Investigators find dead boy’s grave empty (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times. […] University of South Florida forensic…

Weather event resulted in trauma deaths of hundreds of birds in PA

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A mass death of birds was reported following a storm on July 27 in Pennsylvania. Officials now say they can conclude the cause. Official: Weather caused bird kill during storm – abc27 WHTM. Wildlife officials say an unusual, sudden surge of severe weather killed at least 150 birds in central Pennsylvania last month. State Game…

Harrisburg UFO mystery leaves us hanging

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This is near where I live so friends are questioning me about this incident. It’s made national news. Why? I seriously do not know. We all see unidentified things in the sky because we do not have the information or input to conclude what they definitively are. UFOs are annoying like that – they appear…

Whooping cough outbreak at Pittsburgh high school

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It seems unusual for an outbreak at a high school. The danger is really that it can be passed on to infants who can DIE from pertussis. 11 cases of whooping cough reported at local high school; Officials urge vaccinating Pittsburgh Public Schools officials and the Allegheny County Health Department have confirmed 11 cases of…

6-Year-Old Faith Healer touted in religious news media

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While not in the mainstream media, yet, it caught my attention at how desperate people are to hear miracle stories and how they will believe without any skepticism. This story was shared directly from the page about 5000 times. There is no telling how far it was shared after that. 6-Year-Old Boy Lays Hands on…

Hiding dead babies. It’s happened before.

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This is a shocking story. How and why did she do this? Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths – SFGate. Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman’s life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns. Utah investigators are examining DNA from the…

Dangerous imitation: Razor blades in Pennsylvania playground

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As suspected, there has been copycat activity of the razor blades on playgrounds. More razor blades found on playground equipment – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL. Police say razor blades were found duct-taped to playground equipment at a park outside Philadelphia. Police in the Delaware County town of Brookhaven say the blades…

Fire damages Fort Mifflin Officer’s quarters

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Another well known site for paranormal investigations sustains damage by fire. Fire breaks out at Fort Mifflin in Southwest Philadelphia A fire broke out early Sunday morning on the grounds of Fort Mifflin in Southwest Philadelphia. Crews were forced to cut several holes in the roof of the two story apartment building to access the…

Another Hell House, book and website. Honestly, this is getting old…

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Another “Hell House” story. This one was previously investigated and popularized by Ryan Buell’s Paranormal Research Society group (who called it the “HellMouth“). [Buell recalls] “I saw a metal crucifix bend right in front of us, and there was a blood-like substance that materialized on the walls,” he says. (A forensics team confirmed that it was…

What leveled the wind turbine in Western PA?

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It’s a bit of a mystery so far. A wind turbine collapses in Western Pennsylvania, startling residents. What happened? The wind turbine, the last of four that stood along the ridge in a line on what used to be Wayne Steyer’s property, fell to the ground. It now lies in a twisted mass near where…

Black widow spiders among the grapes

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A Pennsylvania woman finds black widows in the grapes she bought at the local market. And this isn’t the only case of the venomous critters getting into our food supply. York County woman finds black widow spider among her refrigerated grapes – The York Daily Record. Among the grapes she spotted what appeared to be…

Gruesome animal find in New Jersey driveway

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This disturbing crime seems more complicated than just not liking cats. Mullane: Mystery of the decapitated cats. In a twisted mystery that has spooked a quiet Pemberton Township neighborhood, two black cats were decapitated, their intestines yanked out and wrapped around the animals’ hind legs. Then they were carefully placed in the driveway of a…

Link between ghost hunting groups and historical societies can get tricky

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A local news source documents that a person affiliated with a paranormal investigation group, the Pennsylvania Underground Paranormal Society (PUPS), allegedly stole money from a historic preservation society. Ghost Hunter Steals Nearly $2,500 from Norristown Preservation Society, Police Say –  Norristown, PA Patch. According to the police report, Steven Foersch – a case manager with PUPS – collected…

Fourth alligator reported in Pennsylvania

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We’ll just keep counting: It truly is the summer of gators in PA. Gettysburg area couple surprised by stray, 3-foot gator crawling their back steps in time for dinner | PennLive.com. The stray alligator — presumably someone else’s pet put out to pasture — was creeping along behind their home, located along the 1400 block…

Third alligator reported in PA this summer

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Seriously, this is getting a bit odd. Gator Grabbed In Central PA. Pennsylvania is known for some of it’s wildlife so you would expect to see a deer or maybe even a snake when you are around the water, but four Huntingdon County teens were shocked when they came across a five foot long alligator.…

PA is gator country this summer!

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Yep, a second alligator has been found in the PA wilds. Nope, it’s not supposed to be there. It appears that someone is releasing these animals into the tropical summer environment. They will do fine for a while. Then die. What’s wrong with you people? Knock it off. Small alligator found along Pequea road –…

Daddy, there’s an alligator in the back yard!

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Can you just imagine this? But it was true! A girl and her dog found a pretty substantial alligator in her Pennsylvania back yard near Hanover (south central PA). Penn Twp. child finds alligator in backyard – Evening Sun. When 7-year-old Olivia Sullivan ran inside her Penn Township home and told her father “come on,…