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  1. Cathy
    January 6, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Thank you for this other side to the insane UFOs over California story. One of these paper lanterns actually landed in my front yard where I discovered it New Years day, and wouldn’t you know, I live in Orangevale, just outside Sacramento, CA. News 10 seems to prefer sensational stories to truth because I’ve contacted them several times and sent them photos and invited them over to follow up on their UFO story and show this thing and most importantly to let the public know this: the paper is slightly burned and there’s ash inside the lantern, it could have started a wildfire! After I showed it to the fire department I got an email from the Captain confirming the fire risk, especially here in California where we’re having a drought, and he said he would support me on this. The real story isn’t UFOs, it’s objects flying around that can trigger a wildfire, and I’d like the public aware of that.

  2. February 26, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    Hello. I submitted this comment a couple of days ago, but which has failed to appear (comment total still 8). Did it breach your ‘no linking to other sites’ policy?. merely for inserting my URL where requested. Or maybe there was a glitch – nothing appeared on screen to confirm that my message had been received.

    Here it is again:

    “There’s a tiny but finite probability that a length of 1st century linen burial shroud was bombarded with an intense flux of neutrons from a earthquake. There’s a tiny but finite infinity that those neutrons left an imprint of the man inside that shroud. There’s a tiny but finite probability that exactly the right number of nitrogen atoms in that shroud underwent transmutation to produce a “false” 1260-1390 dating. The chances of all 3 of those events happening simultaneously must be roughly the same as that all the air molecules rushing simultaneously out of a certain Turin polytechnic, leaving all the professors in a vacuum to explode in unison.

    Check out my website for another explanation as to why the TS may have come into existence when it did, i.e. in early to mid 14th century France, close on the heels of the liquidation of the Knights Templar (by slow roasting over hot coals). Mine fits the radiocarbon dating, and did not require any exotic energy inputs.”

    Kind regards

    Colin Berry

    (referred to in wiki as a “Shroud researcher” which would seem as good a description as any for someone who has posted over 200 times over the last 2 years, setting out his original experiments and ideas.

  3. gpaul
    August 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Just had to comment on the amityville picture with the little boy in it. After reading the suggestion that it is really Paul Bartz, it took me 10 seconds to realize that the torso under the head (behind the stairs) is the size of a man’s torso, not a childs. Once I saw that, it clicked that it was Bartz. There is no doubt in my mind. The pattern of the shirt is the same, but the colors would be rendered entirely differently in
    infrared, which explains why it doesn’t quite match. The only hair visible would be that seen against the face in infra red (because infra red picks up heat) and the hair seen matches the way Bartz wore his hair in the other photo. Finally, the side by side pic of the ghost boy face and the Defeo child prove it. The ghost boy’s face is significantly larger, perhaps 25% longer than the Defeo boy. It is the face of an adult, with details missing because of infrared.

    Look at the torso under the head. It’s a dead giveaway that it is an adult, not a boy.

  4. Colonel Tom
    November 1, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Hello, just wanted to drop a note that while I certainly do not agree with many things I’ve read in the last couple of hours here, I have completely enjoyed the effort and analysis done by your fine “whatzit” VERY nicely done, and I will certainly bookmark this and enjoy further reading. This will be one of my new goto sites for insane rumors and psuedo science and false mysticism.

    Even if I myself am a genuine oldblood (Native American) sorta mystic straddler between the old religion and Christianity, wearing both a traditional robe and a graduate engineering degree.

    P.S. I found this wonderful site while looking for a rational discussion about the “deathbed alien confession”. You by far had the best analysis of the media stupidity surrounding this silliness.

  5. idoubtit
    November 1, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    I greatly appreciate your comment. Thank you.

  6. Faithe
    December 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    I have just finished reading the blog on “Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti?”.
    I am teaching in Spain and limited on English TV channels – so this show popped up and well, I started watching it – then I started think, “what the?”. Then, went to Wikipedia and then found your blog…Which, was just great. Because, as I was reading it and the quotes in your article I was at the exact same part in the “documentary”. Classic – thanks for the post and also for a serendipitous moment. Look forward to your next posting.

  7. Russ Hendryx
    January 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    A few months ago I read an article by Sharon Hill in Skeptical Inquirer. Before that I knew nothing of Doubtful News. Since then I usually check DN multiple times daily. You are making the world better.

    I have long been a fan of public television. Recently, however, Iowa Public Television distressed me when
    they aired an episode of Feel Grand with Jane Seymour. It was episode 13, Ancient Remedies, featuring Dr. Roberta Lee and Dr. Gabrielle Francis. Among the discussed treatments/remedies were herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, detox and naturopathy. I waited for disclaimers. None. I feel betrayed.

    The goal did not seem to be to replace science based medicine, but to help us with (Supposedly) Complementary Alternative Medicine. Actually it is wrong to use “medicine” here. It should be replaced
    with “treatment” or “remedy”, although “SCAM” does seem to fit better than “SCAT” or “SCAR”.

  8. Russ L
    January 31, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Maybe I am mistaken. I thought that Andrew Wakefield had applied for a patent for MRR vaccine some months before his bogus “study” was submitted. In many of the articles I have read about the current situation I have seen references to the fake study and its exposure as such, but not his evident intent to market his own vaccine. If people knew that his goal was not to stop pumping all those chemicals into people but to switch to using HIS chemicals, wouldn’t at least some eyes be opened?

    While I’m here I must comment on your logo. I was introduced to Doubtful News relatively recently. I’ve have been trying hard ever since to find an accurate and acceptable description. It is absolutely bitchin’. I mean that in the most positive sense. Best I can do. Thanks for everything.

  9. idoubtit
    February 1, 2015 at 10:26 AM
  10. Ellen J.F. Sarna
    May 8, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Just noticed a reference to PA. As in Pennsylvania? Cool. I grew up in Bethlehem! Thank you for your sanity inducing work.

  11. Paul
    June 18, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    I found this on the BBC news site. Aside from the irony and the legal issues, I think the article is a good example of how real science works. Real science is self correcting.

    DNA reignites ancient skeleton row

    I thought it was interesting. I hope you do also.


  12. Buzzy
    July 25, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    I truly appreciate your skepticism. As an investigator of the paranormal, I can tell you that over ninety percent of what is captured through electronic means can be debunked. I am not the kind of investigator who jumps up claiming paranormal activity because a raccoon farts in the attack. Keep up the good work.

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