Tag Archive for Pittsburgh

Whooping cough outbreak at Pittsburgh high school

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…

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

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…

Former “skeptic” is now an exorcist trainer

I use the term “skeptic” VERY loosely, because he is not using evidence but is simply too credulous. However, this sounds an awful lot like a testable claim… hmm. Local Psychologist A Former Skeptic, Now Trains Priests In Exorcisms. Quoted without corrections: A local psychologist is an expert who is traveling around the world to…

Alligator reported in Pennsylvania reservoir

Experts: Beaver Run Reservoir gator’s days are few – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Our security people spotted an alligator there about a month ago, and we haven’t found it yet,” Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County manager Chris Kerr said. Kerr said the fenced reservoir is off limits to the public and not close enough to homes to…