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More evidence that near death experiences are related to brain activity, not the supernatural

It’s long been suspected that what we describe as near death experiences (NDEs) may be related to processes in the brain that create a flurry of activity to produce the strange sensations. Those that survive the beginning of the shutdown process may tell about it as a religious or spiritual experience. Well, it’s certainly strange. New…

Four-year Bigfoot research project in Oklahoma yields intriguing and unexplained results

Here’s a strange beast – a comprehensive report of a research study intended to document the apparent presence of native “wood apes” (popularly known as Bigfoot) in the Ouachita mountains of Oklahoma. The North American Wood Ape Conservancy consists of serious researchers who carefully plan their approach and document their findings. They have published a…

Discovery News gives Earhart researcher kudos for unverified claims

How completely ridiculous! Why give this guy any accolades at all? He’s found nothing verifiable. This seems par for the course for the news coverage of the Earhart mystery. Earhart-Searcher Ric Gillespie: DNews Person of the Year : Discovery News. Aviation researcher Richard Gillespie has spent decades investigating one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries:…

New ideas arise from the grave – about vampire beliefs in Poland

This is an update to this story from July of last year. New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland’s Mysterious ‘Vampires’. Unconventional burial practices to prevent vampires from rising up from the grave were common in post-medieval Poland, but historians aren’t entirely sure why certain people were targeted more than others. A new study…

Ouija science experiment to try crowd-source funding

I’m not as interesting in the funding for this as I am in the experiment itself. Researchers crowd-source funds to back Ouija board science project – The Globe and Mail. Scientists at a University of British Columbia lab examining human unconsciousness using Ouija boards are taking to the Internet to look for research funds. Docky…

The Falcon Project: A high-tech research investigation to track Bigfoot

The Falcon Project is the latest endeavor to search for Bigfoot. With a state-of-the-art remote-control camera-equipped airship and a scientist investigator, the participants hope that this manuverable and silent transport over the rugged forest, with thermal cameras, will provide proof of a large unknown ape living in the U.S. Researchers plan to use one-of-a-kind airship…