Tag Archive for Wisconsin

Drowning deaths investigated for paranormal cause

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Let me understand this… there have been 10 river drownings in 17 years, all alcohol related, and there is a proposal that the deaths are “paranormal”? Am I missing something here? An emotionally-invested belief in the paranormal, it seems. Movie explores local river drownings. Ten young men have drown in La Crosse rivers since 1997.…

Billions of mayflies swarm the Mississippi valley

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A mass hatching of mayflies, also known as shadflies, invaded the LaCrosse, Mississippi area Sunday night and hatched all along the Mississippi river valley. Mayflies hatch along Mississippi. The hatch was so large you could see it on radar maps. The bugs are harmless and they’re actually a sign of a healthy river because they can…

Slenderman myth connected to attempted murder (UPDATE: Cult? Censorship?)

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This may be a first. Slenderman has gotten out of hand – attempted murder connected to the mythological monster. Two young girls are charged adults with first-degree attempted homicide of another girl. 12-Year-Old Wisconsin Girls Charged in Stabbing – ABC News. Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death…

Cold snap: Frost quake cracks road in Wisconsin

he seismic signal of a frost quake, as recorded by a seismometer in Ontario. Photo: Natural Resources Canada

Just after Christmas, we posted about news of a “boom” in Toronto likely caused by a cryoseism or frost quake. Well, there were many more reports of frost quakes that occurred across the northern U.S. as the polar vortex weather system dropped temperatures to record lows. In this case, actual damage was recorded. Waupun man’s…

Are stolen newborns actually a problem in Wisconsin?

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Or are there other reasons to not announce new births? Birth announcements no longer released by Madison hospitals. The Wisconsin State Journal will no longer publish birth announcements because Madison’s two birthing hospitals will stop providing the information. Kathy Kostrivas of Meriter Hospital says birth listings set people up as targets for those who want…

You may wish to avoid Wisconsin hospitals

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When health care workers avoid logical preventative health care, they picked the wrong profession. Flu shot or fired? Bill prohibits vaccine mandates at work. The state committee on health heard arguments from both sides of a bill that would prevent a boss from requiring workers to get a flu shot. Rep. Jeremy Theisfeldt wrote Assembly…

Tacky egg ritual convinced people of evil spirits, gave psychic their money

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Two victims, initially embarrassed about falling for the psychic scam, eventually came forward. Police: Manitowoc ‘psychic’ scams two victims out of $35,000 | Herald Times Reporter | htrnews.com. Police in Wisconsin arrested a 37-year-old Manitowoc woman after she allegedly scammed two residents out of about $35,000 with psychic services. She will be charged with two…

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds faith healing conviction

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The case of faith healing parents reached the Wisconsin highest court. They ruled the conviction stands. Court upholds homicide convictions of parents who chose prayers for dying daughter over medical care : Madisondotcom. A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died in front of them were properly convicted…

River monster sculpture returns

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Remember the cool story about the art sculpture that spontaneously appeared in the Chippewa River in Wisconsin? Well, Chippy the river monster has lived to see another day. Nessie sculpture creators come forward, put another in river – Leader-Telegram. Some excess cement, inspiration from the boss and downtime at an Eau Claire business yielded a sculpture of a Loch…

Wisconsin’s Boom Towns – Noises heard 80 miles from Clintonville (UPDATED: Earthquake)

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Similar Booms In Montello – www.nbc26.com. This may be just the beginning of the “booming mystery.”  Strange sounds are also being reported about 80 miles away in Montello.  Police there are also investigating the similar booms.  Tuesday night officials received several reports of a loud noise around 5:30 a.m.  They checked to see if anyone…

Wisconsin mystery booms unsolved (Updated: still occurring)

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For an updated story on this go here: Wisconsin Boom Towns Something’s rattling small Wisconsin town – CNN.com. Mysterious explosions. Unexplained shaking. Something’s going on in Clintonville, Wisconsin, but nobody seems to know what it is. The sounds — variously described as rattling pipes, clanging metal, thunder or firecrackers — have continued on and off…