Sunday, August 31, 2008
Stonehenge 'was hidden from lower classes'
Archeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe to be a 20ft fence designed to screen Stonehenge from the view of unworthy Stone Age Britons.
The Beast of Cannock Chase is spotted again
Sightings of the Beast of Cannock Chase have increased, with residents reporting a series of close encounters with the big cat.
A Big Find: Huge fossilized footprint found
"This is 11 inches across and 15 inches (long). And my foot's about four and a half by about 10," he said.
Fossilized Bigfoot print? With pic.
Black Ops Psychic Warriors Among Us
Is there an elite group of Black Ops agents able to wage clandestine war with the specially trained psychic power of their minds?
UFO Over Great Sacandaga Lake
With links to pics and video.
On The Track...
Los Angeles Times reporter Francisco Vara-Orta was quick to jump on the case of an alleged sighting of a mountain lion in the Eagle Rock vicinity on the morning of May 2nd 2008.
Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly into the belly of the beast
As Hurricane Gustav strengthens into a monster, Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly round-the-clock into the thick of the storm and straight into the cauldron of its mysterious eye.
4-foot alligator found crossing Moraga road
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Creature in Neighborhood
Wild Iguanas in South Carolina?
Trenton Ducket missing now for 2 years
Wednesday marked the two-year anniversary of Trenton's disappearance, and Duckett's family and friends commemorated the occasion by holding a candlelight prayer vigil by the fountain in downtown Leesburg.
'Ripper' of a mystery
On the eve of the 120th anniversary of the first of the murders of five prostitutes in London's Whitechapel area, keen 'Ripperologists' have made the chilling claim he could be buried at Toowong Cemetery, in Brisbane's west.
The Saturday Strangeness
The Londonist looks at the Spectacle Snatcher.
You can find other Saturday Strangeness stories here.
The Strange Mystery of Bilocation
Exploring the bizzare preternatural evidence of people being able to apparently "discarnate" and appear in two places at once.
Friday, August 29, 2008
News Clues Exposed In Bay Area Zodiac Killer Case
The zodiac killer attacked at least eight people, terrorizing the Bay Area and taunting police in the 60's and 70's. The FBI has confirmed to CBS13 they are now running laboratory tests on some items that may link a suspect to the zodiac killer.
The evidence was given to the FBI by a man who also claims he recently found the disguise worn by the zodiac killer during one of his attacks.Website with more info.Wiki.
Via the RI Forums.
Humboldt's 'Bigfoot' video becomes marketing gold
Everybody loves Bigfoot.
Cobra blamed for mysterious deaths
The villagers and the family members of the deceased believe that the reason for the three deaths in a row is the act of vengeance by a female cobra. They are now getting ready to ‘appease’ the nagin (female cobra) lest she may harm others.
Jack the Ripper's legend lives on
From Mike Conley's Tales of the Weird.
Archaeologists unravel Peru’s mysterious mummy
The mummy is believed to have been an elite member of the Chancay culture, a civilization that thrived in the central coast of Peru from about 1000 to 1400 AD. The territory of the Chancay was later home to the Incas.
Friars attacked in 'Clockwork Orange' robbery
Sergio Baldin, 49, was set upon by at three masked men armed with clubs as he sat down to dinner with his three fellow friars in what police say was either a robbery or a punishment attack.
Treasure hunters dig away at Turkey’s historical riches
They are generally not experts and, as they dig away at priceless architectural works, they often manage to destroy them, all in the name of money.
Fly's brain 'senses swat threat'
This explains a lot.
An old medicine shows potential as new cure
The latest hope to fight dementia is a basic dye that forms a blue solution when it is dissolved in water. Over the past two centuries, the chemical compound’s benefits have been found to be more than just cosmetic, treating a slew of different illnesses.
In search of Western civilisation's lost classics
The unique library of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, buried beneath lava by Vesuvius's eruption in AD79, is slowly revealing its long-held secrets.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Swedish Blobbogey Video
Cryptomundo's got the video of the supposed Swedish Lake Monster.
"The Marvel: A Biography of Jack Parsons"
Cool webcomic by Richard Carbonneau and Robin Simon
about the strange life and times of the noted occultist and scientist.
Also added in links under Marvel so you can follow it as new pages are posted. Via Boing Boing.
Plot to Kill Obama?
Cannonfire takes a look.
Hat tip to Covert History.
CH also points out that the aliens have picked Obama to win.
Mysterious UFO captured on film
(with pic)See UFOs for yourself.
Link also goes to videos here.UFO sighted in Mumbai
(with super phony video)
"Psychic healer" controversy
A row has broken out between a 'psychic surgeon' who believes he once cured a man of cancer and a campaigner who says he is a con man.
Despite lack of proof, Scott County, Va., mountain lion saga going strong
Are there mountain lions in Scott County Virginia? Sightings are abundant, but the evidence is lacking.
Search for elusive creature in North Yorkshire woodland
Four years ago, the search began for the pine marten, the second rarest carnivore in the UK after the wild cat, following a reliable sighting.
Loch Ness mystery noise 'unsolved'!
Residents on the shores of Loch Ness are having their sleep disturbed by a mystery humming noise similar to that which sparked a spate of calls to a council in Suffolk.
Swedish sea monster 'caught on film'
A group of filmmakers claim to have successfully captured Sweden’s legendary Great Lake Sea Monster (Storsjöodjuret), which is said to lurk in the waters of the Storsjön outside Östersund in northern Sweden.
With pic. Wiki.Cryptomundo takes a look.
Missouri cave paintings give ancient insight
The figures on the walls of the cave in east-central Missouri now provide crucial details of the prehistoric timeline of the region. And there's recent evidence that the paintings in Picture Cave predate the Cahokia Mounds as the birthplace of what archaeologists refer to as the Mississippian period.
Winged-Cat Causes Sensation in China
Divers discover amazingly preserved shipwreck of HMS London on bottom of Thames
The largest-ever post-war salvage operation on the Thames has discovered seven shipwrecks up to 350 years old.
Source: Trace of human remains detected in Florida mom's car
Investigators have found chemical evidence of human decomposition in the trunk of the car connected to Florida mother Casey Anthony, a law enforcement source said Wednesday.
Galileo Still Sends Church Spinning As Statue at the Vatican Is Considered
The Roman Catholic Church has for centuries commissioned statues of saints and other pious heroes. It's now wrestling with a more sensitive tribute -- a monument to a man who may be its most illustrious heretic.
Cult founder warned off after 'bizarre' audition ploy
Alison Pels thought she had finally escaped the grasp of the cult Kenja Communications when she left the group in February last year.
But six months later the then 20-year-old found herself the subject of a bizarre plot by Jan Hamilton and other members of the group, who disguised themselves with fake facial hair and wigs while posing as directors of a play.Kenja Communications Wiki page.
A medicine man without limits
Walking through the garden with Dr. Ted Mala at Southcentral Foundation’s Traditional Healing Clinic, it is easy to forget that many of the flourishing plants surrounding us are essentially what some people consider weeds.
Vampyr -- Vintage Horror Restored
Scheduled for a big release on July 22, Criterion's revelatory two-disc DVD set of Vampyr is based on a 1998 restoration by Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna. What was once a confusing puzzle can now be seen as a new direction for the horror film, a slow-moving hallucination filled with bizarre visuals. Vampyr locates the uncanny not in the dark but in pale, powdery whiteness signifying the absence of life-giving blood.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Bible and the Paranormal Part 3: Cryptozoology
The Paranormal Pastor looks at the Good Book.
Alaskan Mystery Carcass Photo
Cryptomundo's got it.
Mars hoax lasts five years
Does anyone still believe that Mars will look as big as the moon this week? Every year, some folks find a forwarded message in their in-box claiming that on Aug. 27, Mars will be as close as it will ever get until the year 2287.
Flying Saucer Freakout
Alien life over Theale?
See also:UFO-style lights in sky confirmedUFO sighting in Creech St MichaelDad has close encounter with UFOs
Afghan spider forces Army family out of home
The family of a British paratrooper has moved out of their home after a dangerous spider hitched a lift back from Afghanistan with him.
Was this paw print left by a big cat?
Is this paw print the first evidence that a big cat exists in Aberdeenshire?
Brotherhood of the Wolf - Director's Cut
of the great French action film about the Beast of Gévaudan.
Scientists close in on mass killer of life on earth
It was the greatest mass murder of all time — poison everywhere! billions slain! — but the killer or killers have never been positively identified.
Hobbit human claims doubted
American researchers have poured water on claims the Pacific island of Palau was once home to a species of hobbit-sized humans.
50,000 women abandoning church every year as Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns them on to witchcraft
Can you see the ghost?
Not really. Can you?
Author uncovers new suspect in sixties murder mystery
A serial killer obsessed with prostitutes murdered six, possibly eight, young women between 1964 and 1965, dumping their naked and mutilated bodies on the banks of the River Thames. His heinous acts earned him the moniker Jack the Stripper - but he was never caught.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Alien mailbox legend lives on
Over the years, hundreds of people have converged here in south-central Nevada to photograph the box - the size of a small television, held up by a chipped metal pole. They camp next to it. They try to break into it. They debate its significance or simply huddle by it for hours, staring into the night.
Early clues found in Canadian hunt for long-lost British ships
Archeologists combing the shoreline of a tiny Arctic island off of Canada's northern coast have found mysterious bits of metal and nails - the first fresh clues collected by a Parks Canada-led team searching for the lost ships of the 19th-century Franklin Expedition.
The Book of Fallen Angels by Michael Howard
Mitchell-Hedges skull comes to southeast Queensland
Known as the Mitchell-Hedges skull, it has fascinated people for decades, possibly millennia, and attracts interest from all, including hardened sceptics and those who believe it has mystical or even extraterrestrial power.
Mystery Object Shatters Girl's Eye Socket
Weird and sad. Poor kid.
Killing bacteria with cannabis
Pharmacists and chemists have found another use for the multipurpose cannabis as a source of antibacterial chemicals for multidrug resistant bacteria.
The tragic real story behind Superman's birth
The long held belief was that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the geeky teenagers who invented Superman in the 1930s, dreamed up the powerful hero as a way to attract girls at their Ohio high school.
But now it is appears that personal tragedy rather than a quest to win over their peers could be the real story behind Superman's birth.
Unusual creature roaming Solvay
Some folks living in Solvay spotted something unusual lurking around the village’s streets over past few days. It looks somewhat like a fox mixed with a jackal and a dog.
(with pic and video segment)
On the hunt for Bigfoot
Campfire tales in Nepal don't warn of psychotic lumberjacks or headless horsemen trying to abduct you in the night, they focus on the yeti; that shaggy beast living in a cave that is supposed to resemble Harry from Harry And The Hendersons.
Old Father Thames gives up his secrets
The dark waters of the Thames estuary are the last resting place of a secret sunken navy - from 17th-century galleons to Second World War victims of the Luftwaffe.
Ground-penetrating radar to be used at missing couple's San Marino home
A young couple who lived at the home vanished in 1985, and nine years later, the remains of an unidentified man were found buried in the backyard. The cold case generated new interest this month after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department named a Boston man, Clark Rockefeller, as a "person of interest" in the couple's disappearance and suspected deaths.
Why Neanderthal man may not have been as stupid as he looks
Neanderthals were not as stupid as they have been portrayed, according to a study showing their stone tools were just as good as those made by the early ancestors of modern humans, Homo sapiens.
Cows truly have animal magnetism
German scientists using satellite images posted online by the Google Earth software program have observed something that has escaped the notice of farmers, herders and hunters for thousands of years: Cattle grazing or at rest tend to orient their bodies in a north-south direction just like a compass needle.
Plot to kill Barack Obama uncovered
One of the group said he was "going to shoot Obama", who is in Denver, Colorado, for the Democratic National Convention, "from a high vantage point using a rifle sighted at 750 yards". Officials Probe Link Between Colorado Arrests, Possible Obama Threat
Monday, August 25, 2008
The Montauk Monster's Cousin?
Is it a dead possum? A raccoon? A dog? Or could it possibly be a distant relative of the -- gulp -- Montauk Monster?
With pic. Via.
'White rain' mystery baffles Flintshire town
People in Connah's Quay are at a loss to explain the so-called "white rain", which has been likened to talcum powder.
Mystery mist shuts down Mooney
A mysterious, white mist that hovered no higher than 10 feet or so above ground forced closure of South Mooney Boulevard between Visalia and Tulare from 7:40 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sunday, emergency personnel said.
Dog Saves Abandoned Baby By Treating It As One Of Her Puppies
The heat from the mother and the other pups was enough to keep the baby from freezing and when the dog's owner came out to the pen in the morning and found the child, he immediately contacted authorities.
Wind turbines make bat lungs explode
"Beware: exploding lungs" is not a sign one would expect to see at a wind farm. But a new study suggests this is the main reason bats die in large numbers around wind turbines.
Hooray for Hollywood's Nonagenarians
Ninety-year-olds who (still) ought to be in pictures. With the awesome Ernest Borgnine clip that's been floating around.
"Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic"
Giordano Bruno has been called a martyr to science and an occultist, but a new book argues that the brilliant philosopher's unconventional behavior did him in.
More evidence in megafauna murder mystery
Kangaroos the size of horses and three-ton rhino- like diprotodons roamed Australia until humans arrived on the continent around 50,000 years ago.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
'You know too much' - TV psychic threatened
"Sensing Murder psychic Sue Nicholson has revealed she has received threats because of her work on the crime-solving series."
Famous Canadian psychic to attempt to contact Houdini at The Houdini Museum
Kim Dennis says that Houdini communicates with her and asked for a meeting with Mr. Blood. Jeff Blood has invited her to meet with him along with other members of his family at the Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as he has some questions he would like Ms. Dennis to ask Houdini.
Close encounters of the ‘ghost’ kind
Linda Averitt, an executive broker at McKimmey Associates Realtors, said: “If there is paranormal activity in the house you are selling, you would need to disclose it.” In the realty business, ghosts are shop talk.
Suspect claims angel pulls him and wife from river
The mystical or murder?
UFO or Planet? (with video)UFO over Kaneohe Marine Base, Hawaii
With neat pic.UFO Lobbyist Offers to Brief Obama on Extraterrestrials
Son of Nazi Dr. Death tries to kill him off
The son of Aribert Heim, the last big Nazi war criminal still being hunted by authorities, has spoken to the press for the first time, telling Bild am Sonntag he is trying to get his father declared dead so he can get control of his money.
Odor sensor could help find decomposing bodies
Oak Ridge lab's detector may retire cadaver dogs.
More sightings of manatee on North Shore
Long Island's mystery manatee seems to be continuing its journey along the North Shore, popping up at least twice in Huntington waters in recent days.
A hoax as old as time
The only real mystery behind the stunt is how its perpetrators ever hoped to get away with something quite so ludicrous. Such hoaxes are usually far more sophisticated, with those responsible going to impressive lengths to cover their tracks.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I predict your prediction is wrong
Over the course of 20 years, Philip Tetlock, a University of California psychologist, followed the prognostications of esteemed political scientists, economists, journalists and others whose work involved "commenting or offering advice on political or economic trends." In all, Tetlock's experts made 82,361 predictions. They were appallingly inaccurate. Tetlock discovered a flipped coin would have done better.
When You Wake Up, You Will Write About Hypnotherapy...
The one great fear potential hypnotherapy patients seem to have — if the many, many assurances on the websites of Santa Barbara hypnotherapists are any indication — is that they will somehow be induced to behave strangely, or will be tricked into bizarre acts.
Giant lobsters, big cats and other monster mysteries
There is no doubt in Mike Hallowell's mind that some mysterious animals are lurking in South Tyneside.
See also: Creatures that inhabit our guilty conscience
'Falun Gong and the Future of China'
Book review.Since the emergence of the White Lotus Society in the 13th century, ordinary Chinese, particularly women and the poor, have found solace in sectarian movements whose features have remained consistent, Ownby argues. He calls the sects “redemptive societies.” They are organized around charismatic leaders who preach that salvation can be attained through cultivation of body and mind. Believers are said to acquire paranormal powers, like the ability to levitate and to cure diseases.
If Bigfoot Isn't In Georgia, Where Is He?
See also:Bigfoot searchers carry onHunt for Bigfoot near Trinity River
Weirdness In The Waters
Bizarre off the beach.
Move Over Bigfoot, The New Internet Star is a Four Ears Cat!
Friday, August 22, 2008
The world is a haunted place. Especially if you follow the news. In my trips around the web to bring you the finest in the strange and mysterious I regularly come across a lot of ghost stories. Haunted houses, churches, graveyards, ships, schools, outhouses - you name it, it's haunted. I could fill this blog daily with just ghost stories but I like to keep this site diverse so I only use a few of them. That's why I've started Haunted Hex
, a haunted clearinghouse for spooky stories.
There's only a spectral presence as of yet, but soon it will be packed with samples of shades from around the world and the wide array of links you've come to expect from the Professor. I'll still use some of the stories here but if you like to dig deep into the phantasmagorical, Haunted Hex
is the place to do it.
I've added a link at the top of the links list to make it easy to find.
Armada of UFOs buzzing Territory