Sunday, September 30, 2007
RIP Lois Maxwell
Farewell, Miss Moneypenny.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Another coke jet mystery
Cannonfire's got the details.
2 Chattanooga Men Say They May Have Landed "Bigfoot"
Two Chattanoogans say they may have bagged the mythical "Bigfoot".
Lindsay Lemmon and Austin McGee said after returning from a trip out west, they found that video shot out the window along I-40 in New Mexico has a glimpse of what appears to be a hulking furry figure walking.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Storeowner Says Men Hypnotized Him Into Giving Them Cash
Book shows lives of Pendle Witches
A NEW book by historian John Clayton takes a realistic and detailed look at the lives and deaths of the Pendle Witches.
Runes - The origin and purpose behind the ancient symbols and alphabet
Ask six rune experts 'Where did the runes originate from?' and you will probably get 6 different answers.
'Yeti' footprint shot fetches 3,500 pounds
The mysterious footprint was photographed in the Nepal- Tibet border region of the Himalayas in 1951 by a team of mountaineers heading for Everest.
Strange, Freaky and Funny: Ghosts of Oregon Coast's Past
There’s an old saying: "Truth is stranger than fiction."
UFO mystifies local officials
Several Kodiakans saw something fall from the sky Tuesday morning that may have landed in mountainous terrain on Kodiak Island. The incident prompted 911 calls and a helicopter search was launched from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, but no crash site was found.
The mystery of Coral Castle
How did one man with a fourth grade education, working all alone, build a sprawling and massive complex with thousands of stones, some weighing as much as 28 tons?
Read Your Own DHS Travel Dossier
Want to see what the DHS has on you?
Via Boing Boing.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Drone UFO video in Kentucky
With link to the video.
Iceland Still Believes in Elves and Ghosts
According to a recent study on superstition in Iceland supervised by Terry Gunnell, associate folklore professor at the University of Iceland, a significant portion of participants would not rule out the existence of elves and ghosts.
'Knievel': It's a daredevil leap
Evel Knievel - the Musical?
Guardian of the loch
Adrian Shine profile.
The Enigma of Psychic Surgery in the Philippines
The enigma of Jun Labo.
Scientists discover how bicycles work
Dutch-led researchers have solved a nearly 150-year-old mystery by determining how a moving bicycle can be as stable as it is.
Perus Meteor: Illness Explained, Invitation Extended
The X on this file seems to be fading fast. Many theories floated around in the first few days of this Andromeda strain-ed news story. But some tests are in, and they point to a perfectly convincing explanation.
Diana: The unseen evidence which has been mysteriously ignored until now
Lord Justice Scott Baker insists that 20 vital questions on Diana's death - and possible murder - still have to be answered.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Weird Russian Mind-Control Research Behind Homeland Security Contract
The future of U.S. anti-terrorism technology could lie near the end of a Moscow subway line in a circular dungeon-like room with a single door and no windows. Here, at the Psychotechnology Research Institute, human subjects submit to experiments aimed at manipulating their subconscious minds.
UMass professor supports 9/11 conspiracy theory
Beyond her role as a Sept. 11 doubter, Margulis has had a successful career in geosciences. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983 and in 1998, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. announced it would archive her papers there permanently. She taught at Boston University for 22 years before moving to UMass. Margulis has written over 130 scientific papers and books and has done extensive research on evolution, especially pertaining to the theory of symbiogenesis.
Obviously another nut.
In 1971, there were no acupuncturists listed in the Eugene-Springfield phone book. In 1980, there were two. In 1990, there were eight. Five years ago, in 2002, the Quest Dex phone book for the greater Eugene-Springfield area listed 20 acupuncturists. And now? This year's phone book lists 34.
Why such a greater acceptance?
Truth detection: The holiest of human grails
Interesting article. Would I lie?
The best in eye-for-an-eye genre
Revenge flicks make a comeback.
BBC reveals Britain's most unusual epitaphs
When Sarah Johnson died of dropsy in 1819 her doctors turned her gravestone into a ghoulish advert for their services, with full details of her agonising treatment.
Mystery cat prowls Gogomain Swamp
For more than 30 years, talk of a mystery cat in the Eastern Upper Peninsula has fueled late-night campfires, breakfast-table buffets and the occasional smoke-filled barroom without any real solid proof of its existence.
Clearwater, Fla.: Scientology Stronghold
It's all unfolded over more than 30 years, since 1975, when L. Ron Hubbard came ashore.
The science fiction writer and his associates, who for years operated from aboard a yacht at sea, secretly bought a historic hotel in a dying downtown with a vision of making Clearwater a spiritual home for his Church of Scientology.
Israeli archeologists say they've discovered quarry used for Herod's Temple
Israeli archeologists said Sunday they have discovered a quarry that provided King Herod with the stones he used to renovate the biblical Second Temple compound - offering rare insight into construction of the holiest site in Judaism.
Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented
The U.S. government is collecting electronic records on the travel habits of millions of Americans who fly, drive or take cruises abroad, retaining data on the persons with whom they travel or plan to stay, the personal items they carry during their journeys, and even the books that travelers have carried, according to documents obtained by a group of civil liberties advocates and statements by government officials.
Search for 'Lost Colony' continues centuries after group disappeared
I love a story that has a dateline "Great Dismal Swamp". Good article.
Mystery surveillance takes toll on activist
Who was watching Jennifer Flynn?
Tracking Political Prosecutions
In the last two weeks, two sources, one of them inside of the Justice Department, have told me that a scheme was hatched in the upper echelons of the Bush Administration shortly after it took office in 2001 or early in 2002. The project identified John Edwards and Hillary Clinton as likely Democratic challengers to President Bush, and identified prominent trial lawyers around the United States as the likely financial vehicle for Edward’s rise. It directed that their campaign finance records be fly-specked, and that offenses not be treated as administrative matters but rather as serious criminal offenses.
RIP Marcel Marceau
Marcel Marceau, who revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, has died, his former assistant said Sunday. He was 84.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The Best Evidence: Patterson-Gimlin Footage
Why does Loren Coleman think the footage is authentic?
See also: Expedition: New Orang Pendek Discovery.
In Peru, a Crater and Questions
The New York Times Blog takes a look.
Via the Anomalist.
Find Your Candidate
VAJOE has the Candidate Calculator.
Police probe 'Superman' sighting
Police are investigating after villagers in Romania claimed to see a Superman-like figure flying through the sky.
Monsters from the Shadows of Reality
From reptilian nightmares to lurking gargoyles, they live in the darkness.
Get rid of freckles - freckle removal guide
Legend and lore of freckle removal.
Archaeologists granted access to Japan's sacred tombs
The divine origins of Japan's imperial family come under scrutiny as it allows limited access to two burial sites.
'Da Vinci Code' of Ulster
Baffled police are investigating a series of mysterious burglaries at churches across Tyrone and Armagh in a puzzle straight from the pages of the Da Vinci Code.
'Lord Lucan' lays complaint over neighbours
And you think your neighbors are weird.
‘Little People’ of Indonesia Seem to Be Distinct Tribe
In the continuing debate over the origin of the extinct “little people” of Indonesia, a team of scientists says it has found evidence in three wrist bones that these people were members of a distinct species rather than humans with a physical disorder.
See also: Scientists: Hobbit wasn't a modern human
Irish defence forces eyed UFOs for 37 years
Ireland's defence forces maintained a dossier on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) for 37 years, according to details released Thursday under the country's freedom of information laws.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Fungi that live off radiation at Chernobyl
Fungi? He's a great guy!
Jesse James aficionados can follow in his Missouri footsteps
If the movie sparks your interest in the famous outlaw, there are plenty of places in Missouri where you can learn more about his life, his gang and the era in which they lived.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Seeing the future – or just dreaming?
Can Chris Robinson see the future? He says he has been predicting events for 20 years with clues that come to him in dreams.
Via Daily Grail.
Bigfoot’s Got Back
Everyone talks about Bigfoot breasts, but aren’t we ignoring another rather significance part of the filmed Bigfoot body?
Mysterious shaking along Central Coast
Folks in the Five Cities Area called our newsroom early this morning reporting they felt an earthquake. Turns out, people as far away as Santa Maria to Los Osos also felt shaking.
Meteorite makes villagers ill
Villagers in southern Peru have been struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I'm No. 1!
What does this person know that I don't?
Tianchi Lake Monsters Video
Chinese monsters, Italian video, X-Files music.
The Wikipedia page on the Marlowe-as-Shakespeare theory.
Mothman 'sighted' in Point Pleasant
The Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, held Sunday, celebrates the legend of a large, winged creature with red glowing eyes that started in the late 1960s.
Stories of Sightings Flood In
I look for the Flathead Lake Monster now. Sometimes I see waves and, for a fleeting monster moment, I believe. But in actuality I haven’t seen anything. No sturgeon, no logs, no unexplainable wakes, no monsters. Other people, however, have seen something...
Discoverer of Lost Cities Dies
Cryptomundo's got it.
Ontario is the new hotspot for UFO sightings: investigator
With Niagara Falls UFO pic.
On Pagan Pride Day, the occult becomes apparent
It was Old World beliefs meeting modern-day lifestyles.
In Florida, Mystery Surrounds 8 Skeletons
Serial killer or something else?
Sunday, September 16, 2007
How this 12 inch miracle tube could halve heating bills