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Monday, October 30, 2006

You're gonna need a bigger truck. 

The Manbat of LaCrosse Wisconsin 

Decades later, the Dover Demon still haunts 

The Beast of Bladenboro 


Don't answer that knock when staying in room 604 

Masonic lodges face declining membership 

Ghosts of New York 

Do the ghosts of prisoners haunt the old W. Virginia Penitentiary? 

Think your house is haunted? Effort couple can help 

The old haunting grounds 

Ancient Pyramids Of Bosnia? Many Are Believers 

Conjuring magic for the movies 

At UAA, ghosts are on the playbill 

Mystery ship appears from Fort Morgan sands 

Monday Morning Jackson Pollock 

A Village Of Curses? 
Another article on Dudleytown.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Book Paints Escape-Artist Houdini As Spy 

Aliens in Tappen, ND? 
Strange creatures in the Dakotas.

Via the Anomalist.

Marilyn's last day: Twenty-four hours in the death of a legend 

Speaker is no Rip-off 

Yoga for Asthma: Does It Really Work? 

Archeologists unveil Aztec monolith 

Supplying the ghostbusting world 

Builder tells of bizarre sighting 

The Bethany Ghost(s)- persistent but elusive spirit(s) 

The light phantasmagorical 

DARK FUNERAL's First Visit To Chile Since Priest's Murder Creates Controversy 

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ex-Bush official receives 18 month prison sentence 
Raw Story's got it.

John Keel update 
John Keel continues his recovery. At Cryptomundo. And while you're there check out Loren Coleman's Top Cryptids.

Werewolves of Elkhorn 

Fantastic phantoms and the man who jams lights 

125th anniversary of the Gunfight at O.K. Corral 

Great Wall size mystery may be resolved 

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Look Into the Vault 
Offering some prime examples of totalitarian kitsch, the Kremlin Museums unveil their collection of gifts to Soviet leaders.

With pic of amazing "Hammer and Sickle Over the Globe" phone. Must be seen to be believed.

Mysterious humming driving Aucklanders 'bonkers' 

Roll Call Provides Scandal Scorecard 

Gainesville Ripper executed 

Recipe for a Cooked Election 
From Greg Palast.

A personal account of the Battle of Los Angeles 

Wildcat Mountain's secret 
Hauntings, buried treasure some say are part of history at state park.

Mysteries from Wisconsin. The Sentinel story may be of interest to those following the legends associated with the Knights of the Golden Circle.

Via the Anomalist.

A History Of Halloween 

Rougarou remains strong figure in Cajun folklore 

Island's terrors extend beyond the 'Triangle' 

Perhaps a haunted house isn't necessary for a real-life ghostly encounter 

Tales of Haunted Oregon Coast Lighthouses 

Mystery 'explosion' damages homes 
Skyquake in Cornwall.

Witching Hour 

New twist in missing plane saga 

Mysterious art marks remote canyon walls in Utah 

10 most real-life ghost photos 
Or unreal life, if you prefer.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Paranormal Research Society gears up for TV show 

True Curse Haunting Family's Forest Land Was Progress 

History buff searches for Lost Colony 

Before the 9/11 Conspiracies, There Was the Oklahoma Bombing 

Ghostbusters called in at village hall 

The Beautiful Cigar Girl 
A review of Daniel Stashower's new book The Beautiful Cigar Girl - Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe And the Invention of Murder from the New York Times. Sounds cool. Stashower is the author of a vastly entertaining series of mysteries starring Harry Houdini, as well as biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle and Philo T. Farnsworth.

Legends and myths of Winona State 

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Blogging the Unsolved 
The busiest man in the blogosphere, Steve Huff of Crimeblog, has started a new blog about unsolved cases, Unsolvedblog. The Professor says check it out.

The Ultra-Extreme Calorie Restriction Diet Test 
Is a life lived on the edge of starvation worth living? Our hungry reporter gives the ultra-extreme Calorie Restriction Diet a two-month taste test.

In lab studies going back to the thirties, mice on severely limited diets have consistently lived as much as 50 percent longer than the oldest of their well-fed peers- the rodent equivalent of a human life stretched past the age of 160.

Via Boing Boing.

Has the Awful returned to Berkshire & Richford? 

Shelters split on black cat Halloween adoptions 

Occult Hero 

Vaccine created for deadly flu of 1918 

The legend of the Spitzbergen UFO crash of 1946 

Profs say mystery solved 

Monday, October 23, 2006

Getting Out 

No charges in Billy the Kid exhumation 

REPORT: Bush Officials Were 'Rooting' For North Korea to Test Nuclear Weapon 

Bush in Paraguay: More info 
Cannonfire's got it.

Bullitt strip-search trial set 

Dentists' tombs unveiled south of Cairo 

Doomsday cult leader back in French court 

Ghosts of the past 
Ghosts of Mississippi.

Whoyagonnacall? Ghost hunter has seen and heard almost everything 

Missouri Monster Events 
Cryptomundo has a round-up.

Dracula desk a legend in its own write 

Test shows Phar Lap poisoned 

New hitches in hunt for truth over Diana 

Ghost stories: Metro-east is teeming with scary legends 
Spooky stories from Illinois.

HOW TO - Build a coffin (Halloween prop or bookcase) 

Electronic Voting Machines Could Skew Elections 

Sunday, October 22, 2006


RIP Spoony Singh 

105-year old man seeks Ms. Right 

Alternate History: After the Nazis Won World War II 

Smoke still clearing at OK Corral 

Ghost hunters report strange events at Lyons jail, farm 

Foley singled out "hot" boys: report 

Chinese debate over emperor's tomb 

Friday, October 20, 2006

Murder most mysterious: The house of horror in New Orleans 

Psychic Crime Solvers Take On Mysterious Campsite Murders 

Rte. 65 Trouble Could Be A Supernatural Matter 

Ruins of Peruvian city yielding secrets of lost civilization 

Thursday, October 19, 2006

From Weller to Rios Montt to Falwell to Disney to...Oliver Stone? 

CQ: Facing Fed Probe, House GOP Spending Chief Axes Investigative Staff 

Weller rumor update 

Another October surprise? 

Poll Signals More Republican Woes As Disapproval of Congress Grows 
I'm linking this due to the stipple illustration the Wall Street Journal used of Bush. The resemblance to this guy is remarkable. It's certainly not the first time the comparison has been made but in the WSJ? Bush must really be slipping.

Judge Orders Cheney Visitor Logs Opened 

Congresswoman on page board buried file on husband's child abuse allegation 

AG: Voter warning linked to GOP campaign 

A Year After She Vanished, Tara Grinstead Still Haunts Investigators 

Mystery of world's most costly cigar 

Remains of legendary soldier 'Earthquake McGoon' coming home 

FBI have suspect in NFL stadium threat 

Keel Remains Hospitalized 
Cryptomundo has the update with an address for get well cards and letters.

Cryptomundo's also posted this horribly-fake-looking-purported-to-be-true skunk ape photo.

Best quote from the comments: It looks like the "King Kong" suit from "King Kong vs. Godzilla".

Priest tells of Foley relationship 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Your words are lies, Sir." 

We Hate To Bring Up the Nazis, But They Fled To South America, Too 

Book: Monroe was murdered while on phone with DiMaggio's sister 
Raw Story's got it.

Grim bit of history for sale 

Will Media Finally Count the Dead in Iraq? 
Part One is here and the follow up is here.

Would it surprise you to learn that if the Johns Hopkins estimates of 400,000 to 800,000 deaths are correct -- and many experts in the survey field seem to suggest they probably are -- that the supposedly not-yet-civil-war in Iraq has already cost more lives, per capita, than our own Civil War (one in 40 of all Iraqis alive in 2003)?

7 Enter Pleas in Body Part Scheme 

Take My Wallet, Please 

Omega-3, junk food and the link between violence and what we eat 

The Gyroball: Miracle or myth? 


Lights in sky over Tinley Park have UFO believers looking up 

Florida authorities say photos aren't of Johnny Gosch 

Bullet in skull deepens Australia WWII ship mystery 

Mystery of a ghostly girl at historic house 

Idaho Killer Holds Key to Laptop Mystery 

Westminster's missing Boston Post Cane is found 

New Land-Bridge Evidence Adds to Mystery of 1st Americans 


Ask a Mexican! 

That Mystery Fish Postcard 

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Watch the Skies! 

October Surprise in November? 
How's a November 5 execution of Saddam Hussein grab ya?

[..]Raid Juhi, a chief investigating judge in the trial linked to the anti-Shiite crackdown, said a verdict against Saddam and seven co-defendants will be announced Nov. 5. He said sentences for those found guilty will be issued the same day.

Ancient Stonehenge Houses Unearthed 

Kenneth Lay's Conviction Erased From Record 

Christie's most famous mystery solved at last 

John A. Keel Prognosis Is Good 

Foley, a Bush family friend since the early 1980s 
With friends like these...

Flying Saucers From Hell 

John Keel Suffers Heart Attack 
Word from Cryptomundo is that legendary writer John Keel has had a heart attack and is recuperating in New York. I would like to wish Mr. Keel well in his recovery. Simply put, without John Keel there is no Professor Hex.

Satanic link to church goat death 

The Bible's Flood To Have A Scientific Explanation 

Monday, October 16, 2006

Deadwood 'most haunted' town, says author of the paranormal 

Local astronomer sights UFO 

Who really sailed the ocean blue in 1492? 


Newport Landmark Focus Of Archaeological Dig 

Ghost hunters bring Eastern Connecticut lore to small screen 

Attempt To Identify 127-Year-Old Corpse Fails 

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ohio State Ethics Documents Found Blowing Through Streets 

Worst. Costume. Ever. 
This very disturbing children's Halloween costume comes to us via the fine folks over at Fark.

Is G.O.P. candidate Crist STRAIGHT? Was he into SEED? 

Friday, October 13, 2006

FBI investigates Rep. Curt Weldon 

Manitowoc mysteries and lakeshore legends 

2nd bolt from blue 

This Old House Has Ghosts 

The ghosts of Fort Delaware 

Counting down the spooky 13 

Forgive people if they're kind of spooked today 

If cougars are in Michigan, proof, answers needed 

LSD Mystery: In 2002, Justice Dept. OK'd Dosing Detainees 

Garbage collector tried in death of Cape Cod writer Christa Worthington 

Dog back in Calif. after 1,400-mile trek 

Does world-record meteorite await unearthing in Kansas? 

Bush Is Said to Have No Plan if GOP Loses 

Five Scandals that Could Put Republicans in Jail 

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Innumerate cowards recoil from the facts: 665,000 dead Iraqis 
Majikthise has a nice round-up of right wing reactions to this study by American and Iraqi epidemiologists that estimates 665,000 excess deaths (non-combat) in Iraq since the U.S. invasion.

While all the Right Wingers seemed shocked at the high number, one gets the feeling that they would have been shocked at any number. War, for the armchair warrior, is apparently mostly fought by noble warriors with few, if any, civilian casualties.

And for the record, when asked, I estimated 250,000.

Rocket Men 
The men who really, really want to fly

More on the world's first rocketbelt convention. Via Boing Boing.

Baker's Panel Rules Out Iraq Victory 


The ghoulish quest for God 


A Ghostly Guide 

CT scan reveals mummy likely mommy 

Fight the Real Enemy 
New Rigorous Intuition.

Voss: 'Vein of truth' in legends 

Favorite haunts of film fiends 

Ghostly image caught on film 
Ghostly miner? Alas, no pic.

Mystery of flying stones 

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Explorer hopes plaster cast will raise funds to search for Bigfoot 

The Heavyweight Champion of Halloween 

Attack of the Flying Killer Robot Insects 

Get in the spirit 
Ghost hunting, Midwest style.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Report: Rep. confronted Foley in 2000 

Is your iPod psychic? 

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Source Undercuts Hastert on Foley Timeline 

Buck O'Neil, Negro Leagues Pioneer, Is Dead at 94 

Friday, October 06, 2006

Rove aide resigns in fallout over Abramoff report 

Marijuana may block Alzheimer's 

Surprised GOP Reacts - Thought Child Molester Would Be 'Greeted As Liberator' 

Nascar Fuel Expert Claims Invention of "Pigoline" Gas 

More Sea Serpents 
Cryptomundo's got it.

Still Crooked After All These Years 

Jerome's Ghost Walk revisits murder mystery 


In Case I Disappear 

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Accused GOP Pedophile Ties DA to Blackmail Plot 
No, not Foley, another paragon of GOP family values.

Best part:

After his 2003 arrest for his relationship with the Westminster High School freshman, Nielsen came out of the closet, joined liberal-leaning organizations and has attempted to portray his legal woes as anti-gay discrimination. Last year, Nielsen managed to get Orange County Register reporter Richard Chang to boost his public image with a story that hailed his concern for-you can't make this stuff up-kittens made homeless by the Katrina disaster in Louisiana. That story did not mention the sexual predator charges. (Ken Brusic's Register, often a shameless if effective arm of the local Republican Party, has refused to tell its readers about Nielsen's arrest.)

Republicans always protect pedophiles in their midst. Via Raw Story.


"Monster" fossil found in Jurassic graveyard 

Did Jimmy Carter Withold Information on a 1956 UFO Incident? 
Sloppy press release.

4,000 birds mysteriously die in northwest Iran 
Canary in a coal mine?

Kids' kickabout reveals church's mystery crypt 

Space Shot: 1935 

Officials: Serial killer photo not missing Ormond woman 

Heart of 19th-century French saint coming to U.S. for first time 

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Clerk asked to look into report of Foley incident at page's dorm 

Aide Says He Reported Foley 2 Years Ago 

Grisly murder in Glasgow 

Mystery black creature spotted 
Very weird.

As she approached it the odd thing was that there was no scuffle or running involved. The black thing seemed to glide sidewards very gracefully and quietly like a ghost into the grass.

A secret society opens its doors 

Parking Lot Sale Unearths Lost Lincoln Letter 

The prehistory of prebiotics 

Is Talladega cursed? 

FBI examines threat to page in Foley scandal 


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The century of drought 

Robert Anton Wilson needs our help 

Foley claims abuse by a clergyman 
Foley's lawyer, David Roth, stated at a press conference that Foley was abused between the ages of 13 and 15 by a clergyman and that Foley, as an adult, has never had sex with a minor. Apparently, he will reveal the name of the clergyman at a later date. And finally, "Mark Foley wants you to know that he is a gay man."

We pretty much had that last one.

New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote 

Tom Reynolds hides behind children 

To Know Better 
New Rigorous Intuition.

Foley still logging into chat account with screen name linked to scandal 
So much for rehab.

Intel Officials: Rice's July 2001 Briefing Described Urgent Threat, '10 On a Scale of 1 to 10' 
The question is why did they continue to ignore warning after warning. Incompetence or something more sinister?

Rumsfeld and Ashcroft were warned as well.

They knew it was coming. Ashcroft even stopped flying on commercial aircraft in late July of 2001. And then they waited for Americans to die so they could start their war of imperialism in the Middle East.

Anthro prof helps date oldest writing sample in Western Hemisphere 

Ancient canoe joins Newport ship 

Bulgarian Archaeologists: Ancient Thracians Made Brain Surgeries 

King Arthur expert, Vermont native, dies at 89 

Strange, bright lights surprise stargazers 

Alchemy: One Year Later 

Victorians not afraid to explore paranormal 

Flowers' Ouija death threat 

Could spiritual healing actually work? 

Monday, October 02, 2006

Battlefield Foley 

Records Show Tenet Briefed Rice on Al Qaeda Threat 

Republicans knew about Foley in 2001 

E-mails Show Foley Sought to Rendezvous with Page 
In addition to explicit sexual language, former Congressman Mark Foley's Internet messages also include repeated efforts to get the underage recipient to rendezvous with him at night.

From the text of the message it seems clear that Foley had at least one person-to-person encounter with the boy.

When did Jack Abramoff find out about the Iraq war? 
Before you did, it seems.

Coroner: At least 6 dead in Amish school shooting - Oct 2, 2006 

More School Shootings? 

The Roots of the Gunfight at the OK Corral 

Debunking Booth myth 

Lurid confession deepens Juarez mystery for some 

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Cryptomundo! 

The Heavenly Voyage of the Seven Sisters 
A futuristic sailboat designed by aliens. Maybe. Alas, no pic, but I found a small one here. Scroll down. Via the Anomalist.

UFO class appeals to skeptics, believers 

Ghostly Tar Heels 

Diana crash witness: I saw a dozen 'shady figures' in tunnel 

Are UFOs whizzing over our heads? 

Oxford Archeologists to Study the Salt Men in Iran 
With Salty Man pic.

Battles over the Bard 

Forgotten Book Reveals 200 year old Seedlings 

Museums shun artifacts from long-lost ship 

Jesus Didn't Exist! A Controversial New Non-Fiction Proves that Jesus Christ Never Existed as a Historical Person 
Press release.

Williamsburg author tells the story of Sir Walter Raleigh 

Warning Ahead Of Full Moon 

Expert will lecture on reclusive giant squid (Correspondent 

"Buddy Christ" in Iraq 
Cannonfire's got it.

Born in Time (Part Two) 
Rigorous Intuition follows up.

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