Tag Archive for Spain

Fear of voodoo magic used to control Nigerian women in Spain

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To eradicate superstition, a fine start would be to educate the women of the country and give them greater opportunities. This is a guarantee of improvement. Spanish National Police announced on Monday that they broke up a ring of human traffickers who used juju voodoo and animal sacrifices to coerce women into prostitution. Source: Busted: Gang…

It’s not easy being born green

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They are not supposed to be green. Jokes abound. Green puppies shock Spanish dog breeders – The Local. A pair of dog breeders in the Spanish province of Valladolid were shocked recently when two pups were born green. “I thought the puppies were dirty and tried to clean them, but the colour wouldn’t come off,”…

Snake-in-toilet report from Spain

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Afraid of snakes? Now you will be a bit nervous to use the loo. Snake crawls out of toilet to bite woman’s backside – The Local. Castroverde, a mother of two young children, says she was seated on her toilet at around 11pm when she heard a muffled noise. This was followed by a splashing,…

Another Holy Grail, in Spain

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Oh, really? Has one of the most prized Christian relics been discovered. Crowds flock to Spanish church after holy grail claim | World news | theguardian.com. Curators were forced to remove a precious cup from display in a Spanish church when crowds swarmed there after historians claimed it was the holy grail, staff said. Visitors…

Catholic Church embraces the rise in “evil” and trains exorcists

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We have previously noted the increasing “popularity” (although not sure that’s exactly the right word) in exorcism. For various reasons, some feel that this procedure is necessary and useful. It’s difficult to tell who truly believes they are possessed by ACTUAL demons and who is just playing at it for attention. In most cases, psychological…

Oldest Human DNA Found! I love science.

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This is such an exciting time (albeit frustrating) to be a researcher into human evolution. At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries – NYTimes.com. Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries. In a…

Officials getting serious about Spain panther stories

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Authorities in Spain have taken mystery big cat stories very seriously. Panther: Police In Spain Hunt For Big Cat. Spanish authorities are using night vision equipment to hunt for a panther-like big cat that has been spotted by residents. More than half a dozen people have reported seeing the black “large feline” in farmland around…

Strange remains beach mainly in Spain (UPDATE: shark)

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This is going around the mystery-mongering “weird” news sites so I guess it was time to post it here though I don’t have much to say about it. It’s a dead thing; it’s missing important parts; it’s gone now. And now the speculation begins. Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Cryptozoology: Follow Up – “A Strange and…

Man demands money back after unsuccessful love spell

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Well this dude sounds like a winner. Who WOULDN’T fall in in love with him? Businessman pays fortune teller $210,000 for love spell: cops  – NY Daily News. Jose Laparra, president of Club Deportivo Castellon between 2005 and 2011, was arrested last week for allegedly trying to force the clairvoyant to hand back the majority…

Military jet incident in Spain linked to UFO

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UFO claims surround military jet mystery on the Costa del Sol | Olive Press Newspaper Spain. A number of expats have come forward to claim that a series of low-flying military jets that awoke the Costa del Sol may have been chasing a UFO. The residents of Benahavis and Estepona – where a trio of…

Latest media darling octopus predicting the outcome of sports games

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Here we go again, a “psychic” octopus chosing the winners of soccer/football matches: ‘Psychic’ octopus tips Barca to beat Real Messi the ‘psychic’ octopus predicted on Monday that Barcelona will beat Real Madrid during the first ‘Clasico’ of the season this weekend. The octopus, named after Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, forecast the win by…