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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween history: The myth of the Jack-o-lantern and spooky lights 

A New Wrinkle in the JFK Assassination Story 

Scientists discovered hairless rodent that could provide cure for cancer 

The search for Amelia Earhart flies again 

Werewolf sightings on Wrexham-Flintshire border 

Modern man a wimp says anthropologist 
You suck. Here's why. Thanks again, Scott.

Disarticulated foot find no real mystery, oceanographer insists 

Picower’s Death Adds to Mystery: Who Else Knew Of Madoff Fraud? 

Bigfoot Safari 

Highway Killers 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cryptozoology Museum Shirts Are Here! 

Mobile use is linked to brain tumours 

Christian Broadcasting Network Warns Against 'Demonic' Halloween Candy 
Are you freaking kidding me?

'Witches' get a very late apology 

Woodland mysteries not just for Halloween 

300 Years of American Terror, Insanity And Awe 
A nice little stocking stuffer..

Darkness, Silence Cause Hallucinations 

Foot found on Richmond beach is seventh foot found on B.C. coast 

Anybody Know a Lady in Missouri Who Breastfeeds Her Cat? 

Curses and superstitions are all over the sports world 

Poisoned candy turns out to be a Halloween myth 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

'Pac-Man' markings create new mystery at former stronghold of Knights Templar 

Whisky on (Antarctic) ice 

Did a Meteorite, or Nerdy Hoaxsters, Strike Latvia? 

Occult shop teaches people how to cast spells, make potions 

25 of the Scariest Science Experiments Ever Conducted 

Buildings Where the Walls are Lined with Human Bones 

Teacher accused of forming 'secret society' to have sex with teen girls 

The Morbid Anatomy of Infant Werewolves, Vampire Pharohs, and Eldritch Horrors 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Neanderthals ‘had sex’ with modern man 

Who owns the Titanic? 

Local legends connect us with our history 
Spooky Sandusky stories.

'Forgotten Ohio' 

Build The Spirit Radio That Creeped Out Tesla Himself 

Experts try to tap into the mystery behind pub's secret tunnel 

Sea captain dreamt about his brother’s murder 

Mummy Curses Hamilton 

Madoff associate drowns leaving $7.2bn mystery 

Mysterious Symbols in Chico Cemetery 

Is Unknown Force Acting on Dark Matter? 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Night's Murders 

'Night Stalker' tied to slaying of S.F. girl

Two decades after the devil-worshiping "Night Stalker" killer was sentenced to die for 13 Southern California murders, DNA evidence has tied him to the 1984 rape and slaying of a 9-year-old girl in the Tenderloin, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.

Mass murder mystery

Northwest Indiana lore has wondered for a hundred years what really happened to one of its most notorious criminals -- serial killer Belle Gunness.

DNA evidence could solve mystery of Grégory Villemin's death

On an overcast October afternoon in 1984, four-year-old Grégory Villemin disappeared from the sandbox where he was playing near his home in rural eastern France.

American’s murder in Paris baffles police

Justin Little was a fun-loving young college student with a sense of adventure. Now his grieving family is left to wonder whether that adventuresome spirit may have led to his bludgeoning death.

TV points the finger in murder riddle that rocked 1950s Ulster

A new television drama will claim that the late mother of Patricia Curran was responsible for one of Northern Ireland’s most infamous unsolved murders.

For 30 years, Fresno police kept 8-year-old’s slaying case active

Victoria Ann DeSantiago was the little girl no one could forget.

Her abduction, brutal rape and murder at the hands of a stranger in 1979 sent shock waves across the Valley. Parents and children were jolted from the comfort of their innocence. To many, Fresno no longer felt safe.

Who killed Jerry Greer? Templeton murder remains a mystery

Seven months ago, a killer crept into his Templeton home and shot the 71-year-old man multiple times in the head, shoulder and neck while he slept.

The homicide remains unsolved. No suspect has been named. No clear motive identified.

Mystery of the girl in the stacks continues to intrigue public

Over four decades, the unsolved killing of a young graduate student in Penn State's vast Pattee Library has taken on a ghost-story mystique.

Mass murderer Howard Unruh dies at 88

Howard Unruh, 88, who became the modern face of mass murder when he shot and killed 13 people in East Camden in 1949, died yesterday.

First Film of Loch Ness Monster 
The Scottish Screen Archive is hosting a 1936 film that purports to be the very first film of the Loch Ness Monster. Skip ahead to 8:18 to see the segment on the beastie.

See also: He's known as Mr Loch Ness

2012: Hoax and hype debunked by NASA scientist and Mayan elder 

Archaeologists dig for remains of Spain's Federico Garcia Lorca 

The Rapture Part 2: The Disappointment 

Was the Lambton Worm a Lake Cryptid? 

Mountain lions? No proof; but bobcats, yes, sir 
Mountain lions in North Alabama?

Mystery surrounds missing contents of Erebus diary 

Seven questions that keep physicists up at night 

Take a walk on the dark side 

Ghost towns attract dedicate group of enthusiasts 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lord Lucan 'had face surgery' adds twist to mystery 

Mystery surrounds gold ring find 

Tales from the crypt 

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday's Flying Saucers 

Over 200 fans! 

Chinese 'cat-girl' baffles doctors 

Super Concrete in the U.S. Military, Iran … and the Pyramids? 

Hastings' haunted hill 

Jesus in Ikea -- The top 10 sightings of the son of God 
With pics.

Who buried the Pieces of Eight? 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tweance, the Twitter seance, aims to contact Michael Jackson 

Night of the Harlequin 

Search for Earhart endures 

Curry may soothe psoriasis 

News: What Giant Alien Squids Can Do for Your Film 

French re-open 25-year-old murder case after new DNA from hate mail emerges 

Mum's the Word for NASA's Secret Space Plane X-37B 

Neuroscientists discover Da Vinci's secret: Is the Mona Lisa smiling or not? 

How Plagiarism Software Found a New Shakespeare Play 

Tales of the Lake Hodges Monster 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Second Wolfman Trailer is Up! 

New Test Results Deepen Mystery Surrounding Explorer Everett Ruess 

Pentagon used psychological operation on US public, documents show 

Bigfoot sightings in OC? 

The defiant orb of the Confederacy 

Wildlife and Parks confirms sighting of mountain lion in Kansas 

Medium says Lizzie Borden did kill her father and stepmother 

Mystery of red dragon found on Bardsey apple 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Thirteen Days of Halloween 2009 - Day Two: Want to Go to a 'Mad Monster Party?' 

The first great balloon hoax 

Physicists Calculate Number of Universes in the Multiverse 

2012 and the Mayan Doomsday Prophecies 

The Chronovisor, A Time Travelling TV-ish Thingy 

Is John Demjanjuk a Nazi? 

Author gets too close for comfort with Tokyo's yakuza gangs 

Fascist Ties to Politics and Business in the U.S. 

Did The CIA Have More Motive than Oswald? 

The Thirteen Days of Halloween 2009 
Day One: Twin Titans of Terror: - The Bloodshot Eye.

A scary movie countdown to Halloween.

Placebo Effect Does Not Lie In The Mind Alone! 

Child sacrifice to locate hidden treasure? 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Night's Murders 

Family suspects murder, wants answers in 1959 disappearance of Ont. moose hunters

Half a century ago, Merle Newcombe and George Weeden set out for a weekend of moose hunting in the northern Ontario bush.

Wartime murder or tall tale?

As cold cases go, it was a good one. Walking in off the street, a man told police that his grandfather had shot and killed an American sailor in Auckland 60 years earlier in a fight over a woman.

Former professor receives award for documentary that solved cold case

It was Feb. 1, 1979, when Janet Chandler’s body was found buried in a snow bank seven miles south of South Haven by a snowplow driver.

'Trunk Murderess' kills friends in fight over man

On this day, Oct. 16, in 1931, Phoenix secretary Winnie Ruth Judd shot and killed two women, cut one up and stuffed both inside steamer trunks.

DNA links two 24-year-old murder cases

After 24 years of dead-end leads police have connected the rapes and murders of two women 60 miles apart.

Author thinks he’s solved 1947 murder

On a drizzly, wind-swept night in mid-autumn, gunfire shredded the seclusion of a popular lover’s lane outside a country club in Beckley, leaving a man and woman dead in their tryst, and triggering a murder mystery that has befuddled crime watchers for more than half a century.

Scott Lee Kimball Murder Mystery: The Latest In A History Of Unsolved Colorado Cases

Last week's conviction of Boulder County serial killer Scott Lee Kimball came despite the prosecution not knowing how many victims Kimball had killed.

Memories of Charles Manson remain fresh in Death Valley

The isolated cabin in Death Valley where Charles Manson and his followers planned their murder sprees and where he was later arrested was gutted by a fire in May.

Outsider: Wisconsin has a cult of death unique unto itself

Being a life-long Wisconsin resident leads me to believe that in some ways our state has a weird cult of death.

‘Tomb 10A’ lets you look history right in the face 

Crete quarry could be original site of ancient Greek Labyrinth 

The Man Who Paid the Men Who Stare at Goats 

A Robot From an Alternate History Visits Our World 

Koran boy's skin mystery 

Cockroaches Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to Steer 

Crumb's 'Genesis,' A Sexy Breasts-And-Knuckles Affair 

Earhart 'Hair' Artifact Revealed to be Fake 

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brian May rediscovers 'lost' village 

Reported Bigfoot sightings in Northern Arizona 

Top 5 Weird Magazine Roundup 

Weird and wacky inventions wowing London 

Halloween and Horror Books Every Fan Should Own 
Good list.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sheriff: Charges to be filed in balloon saga 

Friday, October 16, 2009

C.I.A. Is Still Cagey About Oswald Mystery 

Friday's Flying Saucers 

Stockholm's bunnies burned to keep Swedes warm 
And animal activists are hopping mad. Thanks, Scott!

The Futurist 

N.J. vampire subculture thrives on blood rituals, fangs 

Decapitated body among 100 girls, women killed in Juarez in '09 

Author Writes Of 'Mountain Mysteries' 

From the Files of the RJ's Surrealist Research Bureau 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Add doctor to bizarre Lake County history 

Rockets Can Run On Toffee, Engineer Demonstrates 

The Mystery of Marie Roget, Murdered by Edgar Allan Poe 

The Lethal Search for De Loys’ Ape 

Was Cronkite extorted in '74? 

Scientists hail a thoughtful future with ‘brain-to-brain communication’ 

Did grotto belong to the great poet Pope? 

10 Most Incredible Giant Hill Figures in England 

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate 

Top 10 strangest weather events 

Cat registered as hypnotherapist 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mysterious footprint remains a mystery 

Another Lost Goat, Ears Mutilated, Found Wandering Near Hutch 
This makes goat number four.

Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish, claims study 

Wine expert settles in lawsuit about Jefferson wine hoax 

Do you have memories of 'Belt Road Booger?' 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Incredible Myth Behind the Feejee Mermaid 

Bigfoot Sighted In Downtown Portland 

Ten of the best secret societies in literature 

Mystery of full moon ritual 

How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect 
I must be a genius!

God is not the Creator, claims academic 

Professor Hex on Facebook 
I just want to thank everyone who took the time to become a fan of the Professor on Facebook. 130 fans and counting! It's easy to do. Just follow the link and clink "Become a fan." You'll be glad you did.

Professor Hex on Facebook.

Unrecognised Leonardo da Vinci portrait revealed by his fingerprint 

Top 10 Most Superstitious Athletes 

The Hodag, Wisconsin's Cryptid Nightmare 

Mystery continues to cloak hijacked cargo ship 

Want bigger boobs? Just use 'mind power' 

Weird food of the world 

Mystery at sea tantalizes searchers 

Filmmaker illustrates intelligence of crows 

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Night's Murders 

Secrets taken to grave

She went to work, paid the rent on time and resided in a well-kept home she shared with a common-law husband.

But the 27-year-old kept many secrets police are still trying to uncover after Kahlon was found dead in her northeast basement suite last week.

The bodies of three newborns were later found hidden there, wrapped in plastic bags.

One year later, Odessa millionaire's killing remains an unsolved mystery

She'd never seen this car before, or its burly, shirtless driver. She had a strange feeling but thought little of it.

Until a couple of days later, when millionaire horse racer Lawrence Higgins was found killed in his garage.

Colorado detective making progress on 27-year-old double homicide case

Splotches of blood and bullet casings discovered in an old school bus rusting away in a meadow of aqua sage brush on the New Mexico border have reignited interest in a 27-year- old double-homicide.

Slaying of Palomas mayor remains a mystery

The slaying this week of Palomas Mayor Estanislao "Tani" Garcia has become something of mystery in this border community known in history books as the place where Pancho Villa attacked during the Mexican Revolution.

Cold Case Minute: Lane Bryant Massacre

How did one man murder five women inside a clothing store and get away?

FBI vows Parkway Murders to get thorough investigation

A string of six slayings and two disappearances known as the "Parkway Murders" that has confounded investigators for more than two decades is getting a "top to bottom" review by the FBI.

Police target 12 lovers in Claudia Lawrence mystery

Police searching for Claudia Lawrence have revealed for the first time details of a string of secret relationships involving the missing chef that may have led to her murder.

Who Really Poisoned the Goebbels Children?

To this day, the murder by poisoning of the six children of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels remains a mystery. Newly discovered records show that a doctor confessed in the 1950s to having been an accomplice, but that the judges in the case let him go unpunished.

Was Columbus a spy? 

Carlos Castaneda’s Ultimate Idea - Controlled Lucid Dreaming 
Are you experienced?

Capybara sightings continue in Barnet 

New scientific breakthrough proves why acupuncture works 

Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: NASA’s Lost Female Astronauts 

Mystery of pigs born without snouts 
With crazy snoutless pic.

Haunted business is boo-ming 

Crime and Communism: An interview with Rick Geary 
Great interview with the awesome Rick Geary. Check out his new entry in the Murder series:

Computer program proves Shakespeare didn't work alone, researchers claim 

'Accidental Mummies' making US debut in Detroit 

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scientists discover bacterium that transmutes gold, were the alchemists right? 

Friday, October 09, 2009

Local residents report mysterious blasts, tremors 

Demon ready to kill in city church 

The mysterious effect of pets on sick kids 

Friday's Flying Saucers 

Secret Behind Acupuncture Unlocked 

The unfilmable Edgar Allan Poe 

Hike along Montour Trail leads to startling discovery 

Queen Victoria's curse: New DNA evidence solves medical and murder mysteries 

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Cast Away: 5 Amazing Stories of Messages in Bottles 

Attack of the triped (and a giant mantis) 

Entering the Unknown With H.P. Lovecraft 

My apologies 
Due to a lack of time over the last few months I have neglected Professor Hex's sister blog Haunted Hex. I have, however, recently posted a whole bunch of spooky stories for October, the scariest month. I hope you enjoy them.

Haunted Hex.

Scientist re-creates Turin Shroud to show it's fake 

The Black Plague: Revenge of the Cats? 

Conspiracy Watch: Were the Dark Ages Faked? 

'Blue Stonehenge' May Be Funeral Complex 

Watered Down Etymologies 

Was this man the first terrorist of the modern age? 

Black Eyed Kids 

Top secret: A century of British espionage 

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Some Wednesday Witchcraft 

Murder or Suicide? 

Better Than Dan Brown: On the Hunt for Leonardo Masterpiece in Florence’s City Hall 

Study proves brain to brain communication through power of thought alone 

The world’s most dangerous foods 

Lumps of blue ice strike Sirohi village 

Unlocking a Titanic mystery 

Exploring the multiverse 

Knights Templar display in NNY 

An ancient sorcerer’s village was discovered in the Rhodope Mountain in Bulgaria 

Hidden symbols everywhere 

Tracking the big cats 

George Langworthy & Maryam Henein Interview 
Nice interview with the makers of Vanishing of the Bees.

From Kyoto to Machu Picchu: world's heritage at risk 

Search for missing female WWII pilot 

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

'Horrorcore' singer suspected in Virginia killings 

In Taming Dogs, Humans May Have Sought a Meal 
Were wolves first domesticated for their meat?

Hat tip to Scott.

Victorian ouija board found in college’s secret passageway 

Thermal Bats 

Cool, cool, cool. Thanks John!

'Michael Jackson appears in my ultrasound scan' - Burnley mum-to-be 
Michael Jackson is watching your child - from beyond the grave! With pic of ultrasound.

Is Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat? 

Professor Hex on Facebook! 

Walking Sam Revisited 

Iron helmet 'from Battle of Stamford Bridge' found in Midlands antique shop 

Buried Coins May Hold Key To Solving Mystery Of Ancient Roman Population 

Yes, we do have a sixth sense 

Sea cow makes appearance in New England 

Goebbels tapestry finds home at last in museum 

Ask a Korean!: FAN DEATH IS REAL 

Mystery head could be rare statue of Emperor Nero 

Myth of ancient Greece's 'heroes' blown away 

Satanism on the prowl in Harare 

Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday Night's Murders 

SF Investigators Explain Why Hugues de la Plaza's Cause of Death Remains 'Undetermined' (With video)

In mid-September, attendees at the annual meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners got to see a detailed, audio-visual presentation aiming to explain why the bizarre 2007 death of French immigrant Hugues de la Plaza was not ruled a murder -- despite protests of friends, family, and French investigators that this was a clear case of homicide.


Here you will be told stories of headless horsemen, of figures that are half man and half beast and of a black dog with luminous eyes who roams the countryside seeking victims.

According to legend, he who gazes upon the black dog is doomed. To this day, it is believed that the close-mouthed inhabitants of the area practice witchcraft.

A creepy true tale.

Jonesboro’s witch trials of 1994

This past weekend the Greene County Fine Arts Council put on a marvelous rendition of Arthur Miller’s 1952 classic drama, “The Crucible.” As I watched our own local thespians bring to life the vengeful Abigail Williams, the sensible John Proctor and the greedy Rev. Parris, I couldn’t help but compare the drama on stage to the infamous West Memphis Three trial held in Jonesboro in 1994.

Murder houses are hot property

Houses in which brutal murders are committed are now becoming hot property as home buyers put aside superstition and fear in their quest to find their cheap dream home.

Mysterious death leaves son seeking truth in Clay Co.

Josh Sparkman is tired of the media asking him about his father, Bill Sparkman, who was found naked, tied to a tree in Eastern Kentucky last month, bound and gagged with the word “fed” scrawled on his chest. He is frustrated with police. And he feels that his family hasn't been there for him.

The unfolding of a cruel crime in Farmville, and a strange one

The killings and the arrest of Emma Niederbrock’s boyfriend, Richard Samuel Alden McCroskey III, 20, of Castro Valley, Calif. — an aspiring rapper with songs about murder, rotting bodies and voices in his head — have shaken the Farmville community of 7,300. Residents are alarmed not only at the cruelty of the crime, but also its utter strangeness.

The Tough Women of the Amanda Knox Case

Most accounts of the Amanda Knox trial, now winding into its final phase, pit the American girl against Perugia's chief prosecutor, Giuliano Mignini, the man who officially charged Knox; her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito; and the son of an African immigrant, in the case of the grisly murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher two years ago. But anyone watching the trial soon notices that the case rests on the work of a band of fierce women who bear no resemblance to the caricature of the womanhood in Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Italy.

FBI Veteran Executive Calls For Special Counsel Investigation, Prosecutions in Sibel Edmonds Case 

Winners of the Ig® Nobel Prize 
The Improbable Research winners for 2009. Thanks again to Scott.

Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin 

Scientists Search for WWI Munitions Buried in D.C. Neighborhood 

Bigfoot and friends coming soon to a storefront near you 

Tsunami: Surfing to Safety 

The Highbury Hunchback! 

Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice at cryogenics lab: book 

On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears by Stephen T. Asma 

Ill. treasure hunt halted as possible prank 

FBI Claims OKC Bombing Tapes Not Edited 

In Brazil, I Found Out, Magic Is an Everyday Reality 

What lurks at the bottom of B.C.'s Cameron Lake? 

New book offers some surprises about Witch House 

The hermit's code 

'Morgue attendant was Jack The Ripper' 

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Alchemy: An Ancient Solution to Modern Problems 

Georgia family's massacre has similarities to 1887 case 

Vermont’s dark side 

Beware of the bushy-tailed Sullivan County wildcat! 

Is she the world's greatest DNA Detective? 

Primatologist: If Bigfoot exists, it's not an ape 

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Antikythera Mechanism: Art or Science? 

Henge with no stones: Unearthed, the site that could be monument's little sister 

Confessions of a drug smuggling CIA hit man 

Vampire Hunting Kits: Travel-Sized Boxes of Pain & Vengeance 

Information about mystery man 'Chauncey Wolcott' comes to light in Mount Sterling woman's search for buried treasure in Springfield 

Understanding Psychopaths 

A bloody Belgrade bogeyman of 1903 

The Green Hand reaches toward mystery 
Michelle Souliere, of Strange Maine, is openinga weird bookstore called the Green Hand in Portland, Maine, conveniently located right next to the International Cryptozoology Museum. That's going to be one weird corner of the city. Best of luck, Michelle.

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