Tag Archive for Utah

Creationists foiled again: Ancient rock painting is NOT a pterosaur

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The interpretation of ancient rock paintings of Utah’s Black Dragon Canyon should finally be put to rest. But it won’t be. Source: ‘Winged Monster’ Rock Art Finally Deciphered Now, using cutting-edge technology, researchers suggest the red paintings show five separate images, including a tall bug-eyed person, a smaller person, a sheep, a dog and a serpentlike…

Storms of sand and dust around the world

Around at 14:00 on April 15, Aershan in Mongolia experienced a red sky, accompanied by rain containing a black substance. By 2:50, the sky returned to normal.

There have been many stories in the past few days regarding rather frightening dust and sand storms that have kicked up around the world. Here is a roundup. Sandstorms have been sweeping across China’s northern regions. The storms caused disruptions and very poor visibility and air quality. Bejing had their worst storm in years. […] a mighty…

Utah family bought into apocalypse claim, dead from suicide

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When parents believe insane things… the kids suffer. A mysterious death of an entire family last year has been investigated and explained. Utah family found dead last fall died from ‘drug toxicity’. Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed…

Slow news day? 5 dead cows in a year is a mystery

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Still hanging on to this myth of cattle mutilations when it has been repeatedly been shown to be very non-mysterious. Deputies investigate series of cow deaths | KSL.com. Daggett County Utah authorities are investigating the deaths of five cows under what they say is unexplained. I say they probably didn’t try very hard in the…

Mystery crater appears in Utah pond, geologist called in to examine

Scientists investigate strange circular feature in the pond. (Screen capture)

Here is a really well done report by a local news team who investigated a farmer’s discovery of an unexpected and unusual feature in his irrigation pond. Geologists unravel mystery of new crater found in Circleville | KSL.com. Farmers in southern Utah are scratching their heads and trying to figure out what caused an unusual…

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…

Searching for Montezuma’s treasure with ROVs in Utah

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Here’s one I actually hadn’t heard of — looking for Montezuma’s treasure in a Utah pond. Filmmakers search for Montezuma’s treasure in Kanab pond | KSL.com. Producer Mike Wiest along with landowner Lon Child and a crew of filmmakers are setting out to tell the story of Three Lakes, Montezuma and the treasure hunters whose…

Utah rock toppler charged with criminal mischief

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Remember this guy? Dude who toppled goblin rock in Utah is looking more like a troll. Well, good news. He’s getting his. And I for one (I’m sure there are many others) have a big-ass smile on. Ex-Boy Scout leaders involved in pushing over ancient rock charged – CNN.com. Glenn Taylor, who pushed over the rock,…

Mysterious deaths of bald eagles in Utah (UPDATE: West Nile virus)

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We have an update on this story. See below. Originallly published Dec 21, 2013 Concerning. Utah wildlife officials confirm that 12 bald eagles have died in northern Utah just this month and the cause is unknown. Fifth Utah eagle dies, another shows signs of mystery malady | The Salt Lake Tribune. A fifth bald eagle suffering…

Dude who toppled goblin rock in Utah is looking more like a troll

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You’ve probably seen the video of these three goobers destroying a rock formation in Utah. It’s all over the place. But, the story gets better as the guy who did the pushing gets called out for another big blunder. He’s also on the hot seat for possibly claiming injuries from a lawsuit years ago. He…

Attempted manslaughter for telepathic rape

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More paranormal crime excuses. Amazing, the imagination… Utah woman in ‘telepathic rape’ case pleads guilty A Centerville woman accused of urging her husband to shoot their neighbor over “telepathic rape” has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Meloney Selleneit, 55, pleaded guilty — but mentally ill — to criminal solicitation and possession of a weapon by…

Bigfoot skull fossil is a amateur mistake of wishful thinking

It's a rock, not a bigfoot head. Sorry to disappoint but let's be serious here...

The assumptions in this story are astounding. Man believes he found fossilized Bigfoot head. “I found a fossilized Bigfoot skull.” A journalist can go his or her entire life waiting to hear those six magic words. And yet, on a recent weekday afternoon, that very thing happened. Todd May, of Ogden, dropped by the offices…

15 pounds of bees. Yeah… the place was buzzing.

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Hail to the beekeepers. You guys rock. Beekeeper called to remove hive of 60,000 bees from Utah cabin, a 6-hour job for $600. It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed — a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley. “We figure we…

Another grebe-ous error – Thousands of birds crash landed

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More than 12,000 birds crashed in Utah’s west desert Monday | The Salt Lake Tribune. The number of eared grebes rescued — and killed — after their Monday crash-landings at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground was far higher than originally estimated. Wildlife biologists and volunteers spent Monday and Tuesday gathering 12,800 water birds, carrying…

Oily church icon is a miracle to some, a messy deception to others

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Are the oil drops on a Jesus painting a miracle or an accident? Question puts the head priest at center of dispute. Case of the Weeping Icon mystifies, divides Utah parish | The Salt Lake Tribune. It started out as a classic debate among fellow believers: Was a Jesus painting at Holladay’s Prophet Elias Greek…

Bigfoot Provo Canyon video is worthless

Classic blobsquatch. Yeah, I can't see it either.

This story is silly, but it also qualifies as VERY DOUBTFUL NEWS. Since it’s going round the inter-tubes, I feel obliged to post it here. But, instead of the Fox News or Examiner version, I chose this one because it’s fair. Going viral: Bigfoot sighting? | Seattle’s Big Blog – seattlepi.com. Maybe Bigfoot has decided…

The Ogden goatman: Be the goat (UPDATE: Identified)

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Here’s a stumper: ‘Goat man’ spotted in mountains near Ogden A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has wildlife officials worried he could be in danger as hunting season approaches. Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday the…

Utah UFO revealed as marketing attempt

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Just after the controversial piece on hoaxes The Deliberate Skeptic Hoax, comes this story making news in the Daily Mail. What is it? Man captures video of spinning blue UFO ‘cruising slow’ over Utah The stunning image of a UFO was captured on video last week, but is it an alien craft, or is there…

A grebe-ous error

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Thousands of confused water fowl crash-land in Cedar City The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources office in Cedar City had thousands of dead, injured and confused Eared Grebes on its hands after the migrating birds crash-landed in the southcentral Utah community. DWR spokeswoman Amy Canning confirmed that a large flock of the water fowl plunged…

Utah UFOs turn out to be 16 Chinese wish lanterns

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UFOs turn out to be 16 Chinese wish lanterns. If you were worried about reports of UFOs over Weber County, you can rest easy: The mysterious burning objects spotted flying over a Washington Terrace neighborhood late Saturday night have an earthly origin.