Tag Archive for Russia

Russian river runs red repeatedly

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Several large web outlets have shared the astounding pictures of the Daldykan river in the Russian Arctic city of Norilsk that has turned blood red. And it’s not the first time. Locals have posted the pictures on Instagram that has caused the international concern prompting an investigation by Russian officials. We wonder if it did…

Psychic fraud in Russia busted

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News snippet: Moscow police say they have busted a group of dubious folk healers and psychics who made at least €680 000 through various frauds, including selling a farmer a “dagger of power” to help his crop. Source: Moscow cops bust €680 000 ‘psychic’ scammers

It’s dead, not alien – that’s all you can say for sure

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The absurd and silly UFO mystery site, UFO Sightings Daily, has managed to push this piece of ridiculousness into the media. When the best news source I can find for it is “Yahoo News”, it’s really crap. Conspiracy theorists are in a bit of a flutter after the discovery of what the believe is an…

Elongated skull find in Russia hijacked for pseudoarchaeology ideas

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UFO watchers are in a tizz over the discovery of an ancient skeleton with an elongated skull that resembles an ALIEN. The humanoid skeleton was unearthed from a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge and it is being heralded as proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. Researcher Maria Makurova told Russian news agency…

Russian mystery monster carcass – Busted

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It’s consistently disappointing that crap news outlets (and sometimes even not-so-crap) ones will speculate wildly and wrongly about a mystery carcass and fail to ask (or to correctly quote) an expert in marine animals. We all know why — it’s because “sea monster” stories get attention and get re-run in the Daily Mail and the…

Triple sunrise

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Ice crystals cause ‘triple sunrise’ in Russian city – in pictures. Chelyabinsk, the city made famous by a meteorite that exploded over its skies two years ago, was witness to another rare phenomenon on Tuesday: a triple sunrise over the morning sky. The combination of low temperatures, estimated to be –25C, and clear skies enabled…

Deja vu: Weird Russian carcass is a beluga whale

This monstrous carcass was discovered on a Russian beach near Japan in 2006. Photo credit: Australscope

I have no idea why this story is recirculating from 2006. But it is. It was known to be a whale at that time so this is not news. I guess the Daily Mail hadn’t had a good monster story in a while. Mystery sea monster washes up on Russian beach. Initial tests suggested the…

Sweden feels violated by mystery intruder

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Sweden’s military launched a major operation after receiving what it said were credible eyewitness reports of some type of suspicious craft near Stockholm, into the Baltic Sea. The search for a submarine craft is over as whatever it was must have disappeared into the Baltic. Russian sub? Sweden ends search for mystery sub. Sweden’s military feels certain…

Monster news from Russia continues to be just as awful as ever

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Endlessly optimistic Russian scientists say they have evidence of the existence of almas/almasty. Has the Yeti Come to the Moscow Region? | The Moscow Times. OK, I’ll say it. NO. You may or may not have noticed that we don’t carry Bigfoot news much anymore. For one, the typical news stories are downright absurd consisting…

The roundup of bizarre conspiracies of MH17

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Whoa, this is a bizarre story. Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash – Yahoo News. The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained…

Dead HAARP system blamed for Balkans weather catastrophes

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Spotted by Stuart Richie (@StuartJRitchie on Twitter), check out the propaganda at the end of this news article about the unprecedented flooding in Serbia. Russia’s EMERCOM responds first to assist Serbian flood victims HAARP to Blame for Anomalous Flooding??? Many of my contacts in Serbia have spoken of whispered accusations that the unprecedented flooding and…

UFO on a Russian road? Ghost light? This story should be squashed.

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We’re not sure why this video from back in June of 2013 is making the rounds on media sites like IBT and Huffington Post. It looks cool, for those who are easily amazed, I suppose. CCTV Camera Captures UFO Flying in Russia [VIDEO]. A CCTV camera installed in the industrial site in Prokopyevsky, Russia, has…

Discovery wild speculation channel presents… Killed by Yeti

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident: Was it Death by Yeti? Discovery Network continues their quest to be tops in science fiction. They are succeeding! A press release announces a 2-hour special investigating an actual unsolved mystery. And they know that when you can’t explain something, it just might be paranormal. This time, instead of UFOs or government…

Outta nowhere! Russian “ghost car” encounter

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The Top Gear folks posted this video on their site. It looks like a car mysteriously appears from no where to nearly cause an accident. But here’s a case where the comments to the story are very useful. Are there ghost cars in Russia? – BBC Top Gear. Yes, it appears that Mother Russia now…

Expedition by Russian Geographic Society to look for lake beast

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Well this is back, the Labynkyr devil lake monster. Divers preparing for icy waters of Russia’s ‘Loch Ness’. An expedition by the Russian Geographic Society is expected today to reach the mysterious lake which puzzles scientists by not completely freezing even when the air temperature is minus 60C. The team reached Oymyakon, the coldest settlement…

There are no fairytale creatures in Lukhovitsky district, Russia

Now THAT'S a chupa.

Good to know a place is chupacabra- (and other mythical animal) free. Moscow Region Officials Formally Deny Existence of Chupacabra | Russia | RIA Novosti. The legendary monster chupacabra was blamed for the recent inexplicable death of 60 sheep in a remote corner of the Moscow Region. The livestock’s killer left no footprints in the…

Russian baby dies after parents run to priest instead of hospital

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We do not get much detail in this story and the parents have been roundly condemned in it. Baby Dies After Parents Trade Hospital For Church After Crash | Russia. A couple in Russia face jail after their religious zeal compelled them to drive their child, injured in a car crash, to church for an…

Legitimizing occult healing in Russia

Wait… this just makes the practice of occult look official! Not the way you want to go. Russia Considers Certification for Witch Doctors | Russia | RIA Novosti. Risking a hex, an opposition lawmaker in Russia has drafted a bill to regulate the country’s lucrative occult medicine industry. The bill, posted on the State Duma’s…

Lucrative psychic ring busted in Moscow

I do like these stories but there needs to be MANY more busts. Police Bust Moscow Psychic Ring | News | The Moscow Times. Police in Moscow have rounded up a gang of would-be psychics that earned around 200 million rubles ($6.3 million) by offering to solve people’s personal problems through magic, police said Wednesday.…

Chelyabinsk meteor recovered from Russian lake

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Cool find! They spent the entire summer trying to locate it in the lake sediments and pulled it out. BBC News – Meteorite pulled from Russian lake. Divers working at a Russian lake have recovered a half-tonne chunk of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. The object plunged into Lake Chebarkul…

Stunning raptor attack caught on camera!

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An amazing sequence was fortuitously captured on game camera. Eagle vs. deer. A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. “I saw the deer carcass first as I approached the trap on a routine check…

Russian TV psychics take old woman’s life savings

Russia also has their problems with psychics and their manufactured “curses”. Russian TV Psychics Face Jail on Fraud Charges. Psychics who charged an elderly Russian woman almost $20,000 to lift a supposed curse have themselves been charged with fraud and now face up to 10 years in jail, prosecutors said Thursday. The 75-year-old resident from…