Friday, March 31, 2006
Mysterious Lion Spotted Again?
Lion in Ohio?
Study fails to show healing power of prayer
A study of more than 1,800 patients who underwent heart bypass surgery has failed to show that prayers specially organized for their recovery had any impact, researchers said on Thursday.
Weird Bigfoot Stuff
Some pop culture Bigfoot stuff from Bubblegumfink.
A lost city hides in the sands of Guadalupe
Archaeologists to display Hollywood treasures unearthed from the set of Cecil B. DeMille's 'The Ten Commandments' buried in the dunes since the 1920s.
Mystery shrouds slaying of Chinatown businessman
With no suspects and no arrests in a month, Leung's murder has riveted this intensely private community and provided a rare glimpse into the internal power struggles of the tongs and an immigrant society in transition.
Local Man Takes Up Triple-Murder Cold Case
A killer responsible for murdering three babies and dumping them in the Minnesota River may still be on the loose.
It's a cold case that's 60 years old.
Chaco Canyon ruins shed starlight on mystery
Did this star, made by a culture that flourished in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon a millennium ago, depict a brilliant supernova that appeared in A.D. 1054?
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Ex-fugitive gets 5 years in Vegas heist
Heather Tallchief, 34, told a judge she accepted responsibility and wanted to make amends for the October 1993 heist from the Circus Circus hotel-casino.
The Search for Katrina's Victims Finds Some Missing by Choice
By Louisiana's latest official count, 1,292 people are known to have died in the state because of Hurricane Katrina.
About 1,280 -- the number changes daily -- remain missing.
Thanks to Hex Correspondent Elisabeth for the tip.
Is drinking urine good for your health?
Last week, British hiker Paul Beck was stranded in the Spanish mountains for six days - and survived by drinking his own urine.
Observe ancient clash of symbols
The Christian festival of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, but originally Easter was called Pascha, after the Hebrew word for passover. This was replaced by Easter, which evolved from Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility and springtime.
Palace of Greek Warrior Ajax Said Found
Among the ruins of a 3,200-year-old palace near Athens, researchers are piecing together the story of legendary Greek warrior-king Ajax, hero of the Trojan War.
Banjo legend Earl Scruggs still picking at age 82
Banjo legend Earl Scruggs may be stooped with age, but his fingers still pick the same quicksilver notes that jump-started American music more than 60 years ago.
9/11 -- ELIMINATING THE IMPOSSIBLE
I said I'd never do it -- say what I think about that terrible morning of September 11, 2001. I've seen what happens to those who question the elaborate, tangled explanations the Bush administration offers about what happened, how it happened, who did it, and why they did it. It doesn't matter if those who dare speak truth to the lies are professors, investigative reporters, eyewitnesses, scientists -- "conspiracy theorist" is immediately tattooed on their foreheads. They are jeered at, ridiculed, spat upon and swift-boated right out of the room. They are banished to the outskirts of civilized society.
Rash of UFO sightings cause a stir
Move over, Roswell. South Orange County, Calif., is recording its own share of UFO sightings.
Geller's new claim to fame: 'I designed the pyramid'
Uri Geller has made some pretty spurious claims in the past, but his latest declaration looks certain to test even the most fertile imagination.
The Israeli born psychic - famous for being able to bend spoons through the supposed power of his mind - is now saying that it was he who was the real brains behind the Louvre pyramid which was built in Paris in 1989.
Robin Gibb's House Is Haunted
Bee Gee Robin Gibb's house is haunted. The singer is convinced he's sharing the 12th century mansion in Thame Park, Oxfordshire - which used to be a monastery - with the spirit of a gardener that keeps playing tricks on his family.
Long Live The 9/11 Conspiracy!
Anyone still care about the heap of disturbing, unsolved questions surrounding Our Great Tragedy?
Borneo rainforests a treasure trove of rare species
About three years ago, wildlife researchers photographed a mysterious fox-like mammal on the Indonesian part of Borneo island. Since then, more new species of plants and animals have been found and conservationists believe Borneo, the world's third-largest island, is a treasure trove of exotic plants and animals waiting to be discovered.
Frogs found to communicate ultrasonically
University of Illinois researchers have reported the first documented case of an amphibian communicating ultrasonically, as do bats, whales and dolphins.
Sleuthing librarians reconstruct Franklin's collection
When it comes to literary mysteries, the death of Benjamin Franklin's library is not exactly a whodunit.
Scholars already know the collection was killed by his grandson, William Temple Franklin, who inherited most of the books and sold them for cash.
The real crime, historians say, is that there's no surviving inventory of the 4,276 volumes - a list that could provide valuable insight into Franklin's life.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Greatest pranks fooled thousands
At the Web site www.museumofhoaxes.com, the greatest April Fools' jokes have been catalogued. It really is amazing what people are gullible enough to believe. Let us help you prepare to be suspicious by recounting a few of the great pranks of all time.
Demystifying San Diego's oldest tales
Outsiders often refer to California as "the land of fruits, nuts and flakes," and a new book proves San Diego is just one of the bunch.
The new travel guide "Weird California" (Sterling) showcases paranormal hot spots and local oddballs around the Golden State, and if you thought the only myths that existed in San Diego were affordable housing and a fiscally solvent city government, you'd be wrong.
The Mysterious Coral Castle: A Fanciful Myth
Over the decades, many stories and wild theories have emerged about Leedskalnin and his castle. Some say he levitated the blocks with his mind, or by singing to the stones. Others suggest Leedskalnin had arcane knowledge of magnetism and so-called "earth energies." One author suggested that perhaps Leedskalnin found that "there's no such thing as gravity." Since science supposedly could not explain the feat, wild speculation took hold.
Inside the mind of a mass murderer
TEN years after the Port Arthur massacre, a childlike sketch may offer the first glimpse inside the mind of the mass murderer Martin Bryant.
New theories in Natalee disappearance
Bizarre theories continue to emerge about efforts to find Natalee Holloway.
Brain Anticipates Taste, Shifts Gears
As the prism of our senses, the human brain has ways of refracting sensory input in defiance of reality.
This is seen, for example, in the placebo effect, when simple sugar pills or inert salves taken by unwitting subjects are seen to ease pain or have some other beneficial physiological effect. How the brain processes this faked input and prompts the body to respond is largely a mystery of neuroscience.
Brady: Myra and I planned suicide
MOORS murderer Ian Brady has claimed he and Myra Hindley had a failed plan to kill themselves if cornered by police.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Richard Freeman of the Centre For Fortean Zoology.
The Lincoln conspiracy: Inside the plot to avenge the Confederacy
The shooting of the 16th US President in 1865 has obsessed historians ever since. As two new books piece together the events that led to the assassination, Andrew Gumbel examines how they mirrored September 11 and its aftermath.
New World map may be real
A map that purports to show Chinese mariners discovered the New World before Christopher Columbus could be genuine, university scientists in New Zealand said yesterday.
Ringing phone thwarted me, says Bigfoot hunter
A recent close encounter with the Johor Bigfoot near Gunung Panti has turned a construction worker into a full-time Bigfoot hunter.
Skunk Ape spotted at Marco Library
What's 350 pounds, covered in hair, and smells like rotten eggs? (Please, no jokes about your mother-in-law.) It's the Ochopee Skunk Ape, of course.
Elusive creatures subject of much speculation in Fulton County.
Making ghosts of mysteries
For a lecture titled "Applying Science to the Paranormal," writer and investigator Ben Radford brought his critical attitude to psychics, Bigfoot, and a Lancaster home that was reported to be haunted.
A mountain of mystery
America's favorite mountain has no shortage of horror stories, tall tales, myths - and even a true legend or two scattered among them.
There are the resident killer rats devouring babies.
There's the sea monster slithering through a mountain lake; there's the buried treasure that still awaits discovery. Take your pick. Matt Carpenter, the Manitou Springs runner who's spent more than his share of time on Pikes Peak, favors the tale of the homicidal rodents for sheer entertainment value. "The whole story is just crazy," he said.
Most Notorious -- Origins and fate of legendary plane hijacker D.B. Cooper remain a mystery
Admirers call him the Jet Age Jesse James and imagine that he's sipping bourbon and water on a beach somewhere.
Have boffins found the missing link?
For years, the mystery of how man evolved from the Homo Erectus to the Homo Sapiens have puzzled palaeontologists. The recent find of a prehistoric skull may finally unveil this mystery...
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
The oil is going, the oil is going!
Today's Paul Reveres of "peak oil" aren't waiting for Washington to save us from apocalypse. They're already planting gardens and drafting city plans for the days when oil is gone.
At Salon, so you have to watch a brief ad.
New 'hovering car' spotted
A second "hovering car" has been spotted on Google's satellite imaging service near a suburban carpark on the outskirts Perth.
Carolina Mystery Beast Is a Rare Abnormal Fox, Experts Say
Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story
Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.
Extraterrestrials Land in Academia
Have extraterrestrial creatures become a legitimate subject of academic study?
RNW: Hypnosis - a tool for coping with chronic pain
'Hypnosis' may conjure up images of swinging pendulums and fairground trickery, but it's a technique that's enjoying a renewed interest from the scientific and medical community. In the Netherlands, a unique study is under way, to assess the impact of the technique on a common bowel disorder.
Aliens gave me psychic powers
Patrick King attracted newspaper headlines when he recently predicted a huge bank robbery but he been predicting the future and telling clients secrets from their past for more than 40 years. Claire McNeilly casts her fate to the winds and meets the man who claims he was abducted by aliens at the age of five.
Is There a Bigfoot in Your Backyard? Michigan Author Offers Explanation of Unique Signs and Clues
Mothman has his own museum
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and the Jersey Devil are names recognized worldwide, hunted by those with an insatiable curiosity. For residents of West Virginia's own Point Pleasant, there is another name that should be on that list: Mothman.
New book describes history of U.S. response to UFOs, extraterrestrial visitors
In their new book, EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE, the authors tell readers about many complex and surprising factors involving the U.S. military, intelligence communities, scientific communities and the general public with regard to UFOs and extraterrestrial visitors.
Lost Buddha Boy Reappears, Then Vanishes Again
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Nepal's 15-year-old "Buddha Boy" has deepened, after he briefly appeared to supporters then vanished again.
Ancient Sarcophagus Unearthed in Cyprus
A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus, archaeologists said Monday.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
New Bigfoot Video Or What?
s this video posted on YouTube legit? Is it video footage of a Bigfoot, or is it something else?
Mushroom Clouds: Coming to a Town Near You?
Thirty four years and millions of dollars later, CIA documents reveal the amazing success and dismal failures of STAR GATE, the formerly top secret intelligence agency programs used to "remote view" information that couldn't be accessed by any normal means of collection.
They seek him here, they seek him there...
THE trouble with Bigfoot is that he's giving cryptozoology a bad name.
It's ridiculous to presume that every life-form on Earth has been discovered, more so even than to imagine we might be the only form of intelligent life in the Universe. This is the worst kind of arrogance, borne on what we do not know.
Sightings of big cats on increase in Britain
Whether it be the beast of Cannock Chase or the wild cat of Shropshire, sightings of big cats are increasing.
Fishing village reels in leading art experts
LEADING art experts are about to descend on a Scottish fishing port to unravel an intriguing mystery of an art-deco mirror that could have been made by Pablo Picasso.
Counting war's wounded 'nightmarish'
The incidence of respiratory illnesses, endemic diseases and mystery illnesses outnumber the incidence of the brain and limb wounds, according to Stephen Robinson, a Desert Storm veteran and executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center. Yet these conditions are more or less off the media radar.
Was best-seller to blame for monk's suicide?
The community surrounding historic Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire is awash with dark rumours linking the suicide of a celebrated Welsh monk with Dan Brown's religious thriller, leaving some asking: Could The Da Vinci Code have driven Father Alan Rees to his death?
Relieving the pain of arthritis with snake venom
As the world looks to nature to find cures for some of the world's most debilitating diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and strokes, an Israeli company - Shulov Institute for Sciences Ltd (SIS) - has unlocked the chemicals found in deadly viper venom to help treat arthritis.
Chinese answer to mystery of VC metal
The mystery surrounding the origin of metal used to make the Victoria Cross has been solved, a historian claims.
Congress probes 'IoS' revelations on IRA link to Iraq
The claim - if true - threatens a new political storm over how and why FBI officials and MI5 operatives conspired to supply deadly bomb-making equipment to the Provisional IRA in the early 1990s, mechanisms the paramilitary organisation later shared with Palestinian fighters.
Today in Iraq the same technology is being used by insurgents to kill and maim British and American soldiers.
Friday, March 17, 2006
OPTICAL ILLUSIONS? GHOSTS SPOTTED AT OPTICAL MUSEUM IN LONDON
Staff at one of London's smaller museums, the British Optical Association Museum in Craven Street, are on the look out for psychic investigators after a series of ghostly encounters.
Tennessee Bigfoot video?
Check it out.
Professor decries JFK conspiracy
Dean College Professor Harry Kreshpane just doesn't buy the conspiracy theory behind the JFK assassination.
Digging up the Skull and Bones connection
IF PRIME Minister John Howard ever wants anything from the new United States ambassador, Robert McCallum, here's a suggestion: don't mention General Russell.
That is the code used by members of one of the world's most powerful and elite secret societies. President Bush is alleged to have used its connections to get his first job.
Quest for immortality ends as freezer gives up ghost
RAYMOND MARTINOT and his wife were the toast of the world cryonics movement. For years they were France's best preserved corpses, lying in a freezer in a chateau in the Loire Valley, in the hope that modern science could one day bring them back to life.
But the French couple's journey into the future ended prematurely when, 22 years after his mother's body was put into cold store, their son discovered the freezer unit had broken down and they had started to thaw.
Did the Holy Grail Exist?
The Grail Code and Hindu Kundalini how it affects Your Health
Serial killer suspected in 1954 death
Christened "The Lonely Hearts Killer" by newspapers in the late 1950s, long-dead serial murderer Harvey Glatman is now suspected of claiming the life of a woman whose identity and killer have remained a Boulder County mystery for nearly 52 years.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Right-Wing Blocks Funding For Port Security, Disaster Preparedness
You gotta wonder why. Of course, that is where the drugs come through.
But buried in the comments is this wonderful idea from poster WC:
As for me, the other day I opened one of the endless pieces of junk mail (credit card offer) that has the postage paid return envelope. Got to thinking what I could do to take advantage of the free postage. Then it hit me...send back a list detailing the corruption of Republicans in Congress and of this administration. Some who open my little surprise may not read past the first few lines. Many will be Repubs and it may just piss them off. I say good! The thing is, even if no one reads the whole list, it may at least get them to thinking. And there are plenty of people in this country who need to think about things that are going on, and start questioning our elected (or installed) leaders. Can't hurt to try.
Now that's a winner.
Police probing suspicious activity around Loop buildings
Bush's numbers drop and the fake terror rises.
Hex readers come through for Chuck!
Hex reader Chuck A Wobbly
has had his question answered, thanks to an anonymous Professor Hexian. Way to go folks. I love the Internet.
Man Gets Five Years For Sodomizing McDonald's Employee
A Bullitt County man is headed to prison for following what he thought were police orders to sexually abuse a teenage girl. It's a bizarre case with nationwide connections.
Read about this unbelievably strange case here.
Little dinosaur was missing feathers that typify its kin
Little dinosaur was missing feathers that typify its kin.
Space and Time
Anyhow, the first time I heard Coast to Coast, I was about 18 or 19 years old, unable to sleep, and skipping up and down the AM dial, looking for something to distract me from my interminable boredom and solitude. That night, Bell was talking to LSD guru Timothy Leary about Leary's recent experiments with DMT, and as soon as I had heard enough to have even a vague idea of what they were talking about, I got chills. When you are a paranoid teenage insomniac, sitting in the dark and attempting to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of AM radio, this is exactly what you hope to find: something surreal and otherworldly.
Unexplained monster mysteries from the sea