Saturday, February 28, 2009
Amanda Knox Trial Update
Police: Coed Slay Suspect Knox Did Cartwheels After Murder Knox, ex-boyfriend refute police testimony Shoe print discovered under victim 'links Knox to crime scene' The friends back home intent on telling the 'real Amanda Knox' story
If Government Scientists Proved `Life After Death’ - Would They Disclose It?
The Heavy Stuff wonders.
Loren Coleman heads to London.
Friday, February 27, 2009
A Brazilian Werewolf – is back
According to the police, Kelly Martins Becker claims to have been attacked in the night of January 28 by an animal that looked like a big dog, that was standing on its back feet and walked as if it were a man.
Anthrax spores don't match dead researcher's samples
Poisonous anthrax that killed five Americans in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks doesn't match bacteria from a flask linked to Bruce Ivins, the researcher who committed suicide after being implicated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a scientist said.
Philip Jose Farmer RIP
Science fiction author Philip Jose Farmer died Wednesday morning at his North Peoria home. He was 91.
R.I.P. Philip José Farmer Philip Jose Farmer dead at 91 Philip José Farmer, rebel against reality
Goodbye, Phil. Thanks for all the fun.
Despite skeptics, West Branch Bigfoot devotee making presentations about sightings
Despite skeptics, West Branch Bigfoot devotee making presentations about sightings.
More bigfoot in Nebraska and Iowa stories! When people you respect believe in Sasquatch
Falmouth beast latest - author reveals her encounter with mystery creature
A third person has come forward with a sighting of the mysterious creature around Falmouth.
Big black cat spotted in Norfolk
Spy-Hub Vienna: Secret agents flock to Vienna
Murders in broad daylight, kidnappings, surveillance: There is plenty of material for a thriller in Vienna. Austria’s capital is not only a magnet for international tourists but also for secret agents. The city is characterized as a spy-hub between East and West. Why? Because the conditions for spies are particularly advantageous there.
Ancient Camels Butchered in Colorado, Stone Tools Show?
Humans may have hunted down Ice Age camels 13,000 years ago on what are now the streets of Boulder, Colorado, a new analysis of ancient tools suggests.
Fort MacArthur Restages ‘Great L.A. Air Raid’
Enemy attack? UFO? War hysteria? Nobody will ever know for sure, but this Saturday, Feb. 28, the Historic Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro will host the 7th Annual Great LA Air Raid, a special event to recreate one of Los Angeles’ most mysterious and controversial moments in history.
Digging in the past
Where was Fort Crawford?
Woman Claims To Find $5 Bill Inside Coconut
With ridiculous picture.
Smartypants Octopus Floods Santa Monica Aquarium
This "who-done-it" story has legs. Eight of 'em.
All about Atlantis
The search for Atlantis continues. But should it?
The Outrageous Side of Oregon Coast Beaches
A day at the beach in Oregon can be a bit mind-bending.
'The Gardner Heist' is a real whodunit
Nearly two decades later, the world's largest art heist remains unsolved. The identity of the thieves is a mystery, and so is the fate of the artwork, estimated to be worth $300 million to $500 million.
Albuquerque's Growing Murder Mystery: 11 Bodies and Counting
Albuquerque, N.M., police are preparing for what they say could be the biggest homicide investigation in the city's history as investigators look into who buried bodies -- 11 so far, including a first trimester fetus -- in the ground in a wide expanse of desert mesa.
Out of Africa
A new generation of young women is about to discover the high-living heroine Beryl Markham.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
CNN probes: Did Prescott Bush steal Geronimo's skull?
Tuesday morning, CNN's Debra Feyerick explored the suit, discussing an 1918 letter from a bonesman, discovered two years ago, which seems to indicate Geronimo's skull is stored within "the tomb" where members hold meetings on Yale's campus.
Legends and Lore of Illinois
The Legends and Lore of Illinois
to the links.
British biologist catches 55 stone, record-breaking stingray
Two of the most popular stories linked with the cemetery are tales of a werewolf and a man in a black cloak with red glowing eyes. Kleen thinks the tale of the werewolf may be associated with the less desirable groups of people who used to take up residence in the woods and caves near Ramsey Cemetery.
The Top 20 Greatest Horror Writers of All-time
A damn fine list.
A Brief History Of The Skull & Bones Society
Conspiracy theories about the Skull & Bones Society are almost as old as the society itself.
Eerie suggestions intensify mystery in 'The Servants'
I just read this and really enjoyed it. A very subtle ghost story.
Still working on
More Tomorrow & Other Stories
. Michael Marshall Smith lays on the creepy like nobody's business. Check out
if you don't believe me.
Remains Of 10 Bodies Uncovered From West Mesa
Archaeologists join hunt for long-lost burials in historic cemetery
On a sunny Friday afternoon in mid-January, archaeologists had a rare opportunity to become modern detectives as they began to solve a mystery at a Los Angeles historical landmark, the Pascual Marquez Family Cemetery in Santa Monica Canyon.
'The Lost City of Z' follows the trail of vanished explorer
In 1925, Col. Percy Fawcett headed into the Amazon jungle with international fanfare and front-page news coverage intending to make one of the most important discoveries of modern history.
'Large black cat' sighting in Stone
The jet black creature was spotted coming out of Stone Cricket Club grounds, when it crossed the road in front of a passing vehicle.
Norway to search for South Pole conqueror Roald Amundsen, 81 years after Arctic disappearance
Amundsen disappeared aboard the French Latham 47 flying boat in the Barents Sea on June 18, 1928. The plane was searching for the gas-filled airship "Italia," which crashed when returning from the North Pole during an expedition led by Italian aeronautical engineer Umberto Nobile.
Hair bleaches itself as people age: Study
Why people turn gray is no longer a gray area, for scientists have finally solved the mystery by discovering that hair bleaches itself as people age.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Turin Shroud back in focus
Professor Nicholas Allen‘s research resulted in a book in which he explained how the shroud, which appears to carry the imprinted form of Christ, was actually “the first photograph”.
Scientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning
Ball lightning has been the subject of much scientific scrutiny over the years. And, as with many powerful natural phenomena, the question arises: "Can we turn it into a weapon?"
Hobo Nickel Tramp Art
A form of tramp art, the murky origins are similar to the ugly notched cigar box frames and furniture one still finds in abundance at antique shows.
Hang Fire Books.
Strange Audio: American F-15 Pilots Chase “Small Black Rock”
In early 2007, radio enthusiasts near RAF Lakenheath, England picked up on a bizarre conversation shared between to American F-15 pilots, who appeared to be chasing “an unknown”.
A ghoulish job? Maybe, but obit writer's true task is to acknowledge a life
Moller m400 Skycar, Others Revive Flying Car Dreams
Upon hearing that engineers have successfully developed a “flying car,” there are usually many types of reactions, ranging from “Cool!” to “What took them so long?” to “Yeah, I’ve heard that before.”
Rare Jaguars Spotted in Arizona and Mexico
The once-common jaguar has become a rare sight in North America, thanks to hunting and habitat fragmentation.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Top 10 Modern Mysteries
While there are numerous ancient mysteries, they don’t excite us the same way these top 10 modern mysteries do; perhaps because we can relate to them easier if they’re closer to our own time.
Friday, February 20, 2009
20 Strange and Mysterious Medical Syndromes
Doctors have come across some baffling day-to-day ailments, but few conditions are as strange as these 20 disorders, which range from biological to psychological to cultural in nature.
'Atlantis' was blip on Google Earth
Keen observers had spotted what appeared to be the outline of a vast city - the size of Wales - on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. But the criss-crossing lines, located 600 miles west of the Canary Islands, were explained as an "artifact" of its map making process.
They’re Real: Siberian Yeti Update
Cryptomundo has footprint pics.
Mysterious 'Rocket-man' spotted over village
Five locals have contacted The Post after witnessing the figure travelling, seemingly unaided, over houses at around 11am on Sunday, February 8. One described it as a ‘Superman’ moment - a clear case of ‘to Chadsmoor and beyond.’
T.G. Hamilton's Photos of Ectoplasm
'Atlantis' spotted on ocean floor off Africa
This is the amazing image which could show the fabled sunken city of Atlantis.
100-Foot 'Borneo Monster' Said Photographed
Two recently released photographs of a huge snake-like creature allegedly taken in Borneo are causing locals to wonder if a local legend may have come alive. But are the pictures real?
With unconvincing pics.
Cryptomundo weighs in.
Mysterious Explosions Reported Near Mississippi River in Minneapolis
Matt Gross has seen some far-out theories on the internet. He's noticed other cities have mysterious explosions, and some think it could be some kind of government test or weapon.
Big cat spotted in Norfolk
A fresh sighting of the mystery black panther that has stalked Norfolk for years has been reported - in the village that was named the county's big cat hotspot two years ago.
Could this be mystery panther paw print?
Paranormal under the microscope
When things go bump in the night, it could mean a phone call to at the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Center from those spooked by otherworldly sights and sounds.
C'est Vrai: Try this creepy tale from local lore
There is a large treasure trove buried near a cemetery somewhere in Acadia Parish.
Remains of notorious gangster Charlie Pitts still elude those fascinated by his story
A DNA analysis, a 38-year-old Pioneer Press and an old Henry rifle have helped researchers solve the mystery about a skeleton in Northfield and whether it belonged to a member of the Jesse James gang.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Giant rat caught in China
Man claims he saw strange object in sky above LP mill
Gardner described the flying object as a large white circle with a ball on the top and a white light shining onto the ground.
Mitsubishi Lancer Sideswiped By UFO?
(with odd smooshed car pic)
Derren Brown’s “Mind punch”
The problem is that the concept of qi is diminished by the faulty expectations shown in qi punch/knockout videos. If people want to knock other people out, then hit them in the head with something. You don’t need qi to do that.
Formosa Neijia and Okie Treasure Hunter
I added two cool new sites to the links.
is where I go to get my kung fu on. Tons of links, videos, and sharp commentary. Push back that chair and follow along to the videos to get you blood moving. Don't worry about perfect form, just shake the winter dust off. And remember - a hundred years ago you would have had to travel to China just to
this stuff, let alone learn any of it.
Okie Treasure Hunter
is a site I just discovered that is packed with fun treasure hunting stories and lots of valuable info on finding your own hordes. These guys really know what they're talking about and I've really enjoyed reading it.
If it looks like a bear, walks like a bear, it’s probably a…
Hunters in the Siberian region of Kemerovo say they’ve encountered furry humanoid creatures on several occasions. An expedition will try to find and identify them.
It also might
be a hoax.
Safeguarding the music that fell from heaven
"This musical part is very sacred. If somebody records it then a disaster will befall not only us, the Tenganan people, but also the person who makes the recording."
A paranormal pilgrimage to the Hoia-Baciu forest
Those intrigued by things that go bump in the night can’t help but take notice of Romania’s most folkloric region.
Lake Erie's 'Flying Dutchman'
The Paranormal Pastor sets sail for spooky.
Ancient nuclear blasts and levitating stones of Shivapur
The great ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, contains numerous legends about the powerful force of a mysterious weapon.
Fireballs in the sky nothing new
A mysterious fireball that recently streaked across the sky over Texas was not a UFO or an old satellite after all, according to experts. They maintain it was big meteor about the size of a pickup truck.
The Moon Is Red by Sax Rohmer
birthday but hopefully
this will make up for it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
True true blood: As pop culture sucks on myths, some real Kansas City vampires tell their stories
Though they call themselves vampires, not all drink blood. They tell me that there are different classifications of people who genuinely believe they need more than food. The most common are psi-vampires, such as Sylvere, who say they drink in the energy from surrounding people and willing donors. Then there are the real blood drinkers, called sanguinarians.
Horse tail thieves confuse Colorado police
In the absence of a strong commercial motive, there have been suggestions that a cult may be responsible for the crimes.
Apache heirs sue Skull and Bones over remains
The descendants of the Apache Geronimo, a warrior chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale’s oldest secret society, filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding the return of their ancestor’s skull.
What happened that night in 1965?
What exactly came down from the sky, landing in a wooded area of Kecksburg in Mt. Pleasant Township on Dec. 9, 1965, remains a mystery. Wiki.
Slain actress found dark side of Hollywood dream
Juliana Redding was 21, an aspiring actress and model who, like so many others before her, had moved from Arizona to southern California in pursuit of the Hollywood dream. She wound up the victim in a real life murder mystery -- one few people are willing to talk about in any detail.
San Francisco's unsolved killings
In its 144 years of operation, The Chronicle has covered many - some of them outright murders, some just creepy deaths surrounded by murky circumstances. Scores remain unresolved.
Some you may not have heard of. I myself was unfamiliar with the murder of
co-founder of Stanford University.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Psychic Abilities, Abraham Lincoln and His Precognitive Dreams
In a recent online Time interview by M.J. Stephey, Dr. Powell spoke of Abraham Lincoln’s famous precognitive dream of his death, several days before his assassination.
SÉANCES IN THE WHITE HOUSE? Abraham Lincoln & The Supernatural
Both links via
Diver, France fight state over right to salvage historic vessel in Lake Michigan
Steve Libert went looking for buried treasure but may have found something nearly as valuable -- history.
Kercher trial: puzzling scratch on Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox had a puzzling scratch on her neck which was visible hours after the murder of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher, a court in Perugia was told.
Away with the fairies
The Luck of Edenhall is a glass beaker decorated in gold and coloured enamels that was said to have been left behind by a troop of fairies who had been disturbed while drinking from a well in the grounds of Edenhall, Cumbria.
The Tunnel Rats of Atlantic Avenue
Behind a wall in the tunnel, near Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, he believes, there is a steam locomotive lying on its side like an abandoned toy train, in “pristine condition, a virtual time capsule.” And he wants to dig it up.
More than just a specimen
Diane Obomsawin's graphic novel
about the strange case of
Civil War-era painting returns to tavern
Rumors of a ghost and strange happenings at Cockey’s Tavern in Westminster circulated for decades, but since the building has been renovated under the ownership of the Historical Society of Carroll County, there have been few signs of a haunting.
Q&A: Dan Simmons, author of "Drood"
Dan Simmons is awesome. Drood: A Novel
Ropen Expedition Update
The hunters described it as having huge leathery wings like a bat, but with a long thin beak full of teeth and stood as big as a man. Wiki.
What's that in the sky? Oh, it's just Eddie
Remembering the man who sold tickets on the comet Kohoutek.
Fireball in Texas Sky, Its Origin Unknown
The fireball that streaked across the Texas sky and appeared to dive toward earth over the weekend remained a mystery on Monday after the military said the event had nothing to do with a collision of satellites last week and did not seem to involve an artificial satellite coming down.
Paraplex Opens On Site Of Former Funeral Home
"I have decided to use this property as the world's first paranormal observatory and laboratory and museum," said parapsychologist Dr. Larry Montz.
Missed this last month.
Here's their site. The PARAPLEX™ is the world's new Paranormal Epicenter, a first-of-a-kind attraction creating a signature blend of interactive entertainment and discovery, designed to excite all SIX SENSES!
Aliens 'may be living among us' undetected by science
Aliens may be living among us, but we do not know it because they are microbes that do not have the standard biochemistry of Earth-dwelling organisms.
Mystery Surrounds Perfect Hole in Snow
A Twin Cities family is trying to figure out their own mystery. Something crashed into their yard in Little Canada, leaving behind a circle in the snow.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Built From Gravel
The gravel-like material that they made the pyramid from is reminiscent of today’s cement concrete from a gravel machine, but highly surpasses its hardness.
Falmouth "creature" spotted - have you seen it?
Is it a lion, a fox or even a kangaroo? A strange creature has been spotted roaming the Falmouth coastal path between Maenporth and Swanpool by a Falmouth woman who has contacted the Packet in a bid to find out what it was.
With strange sketch. Via
The Dyatlov Pass Incident
The story sounds like something out of a low-budget horror movie: nine young students go on a skiing holiday in Russia’s Ural Mountains but never return. Eventually, their bodies are discovered – five of them frozen to death near their tent, four more bearing mysterious injuries – a smashed head, a missing tongue – buried in the snow some distance away. All, it seems, had fled in sudden terror from their camp in the middle of the night.
Is the Roman Pantheon a colossal sundial?
Has the grand Roman Pantheon been keeping a secret for nearly 2000 years? An expert in ancient timekeeping thinks so, arguing that it acts as a colossal sundial.
235 same species found at both ends of Earth
How some of the creatures wound up at the top and bottom of the planet is a mystery.
Fireball over Texas
I can now state unequivocally that this is not the result of the satellite collision. Video here.
Cosmologist Paul Davies explores notion of 'alien' life on Earth
Astrobiologists have often pondered "life as we do not know it" in the context of extraterrestrial life, says Paul Davies, an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University. "But," he asks, "has there been a blind spot to the possibility of 'alien' life on Earth?"
"Mysteries" Magical Tour
Review of Louis Sahagun's
Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall.
Aging: Is it Optional?
Aubrey de Grey is 44 years old, going on 1,000. He says old age is optional and why any rational being would choose it, is nuts.
The Spirit Attacks
Something uninvited resides in the house in Independence.
MONSTER FISH PHOTOS
"Evolution on Steroids in Congo."
Stone pattern found on Lake Michigan floor creates a ripple of questions
Forty feet below Lake Michigan in Grand Traverse Bay, a mysterious pattern of stones rises from an otherwise sandy half-mile of lake floor.
Was it all FAKED?
In the words Neil Armstrong chiselled into history, it was one small step for a man... But were the Moon landings really mankind's greatest scientific leap - or the most fantastic hoax ever pulled?
Guide Rock Monster, 1884
In the Form of Serpent Seen in the River in the Vicinity of the Guide Rock.
17 Questions: Ben Hammott
For nearly a decade, Ben Hammott’s discovery of a tomb near Rennes-le-Château has been one of the most enduring and intriguing stories in the genre.
Video: Strange Alien-Like Being Captured In Santa Rosa de Quives, Peru
The locals call him "The Man."
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries of Our Times
In this fascinating, bang-up-to-date report from the outer limits of scientific knowledge today, New Scientist writer Michael Brooks examines 13 of the most urgent scientific mysteries in turn.
Divers Can't Find Church Bell, Missing 86 Years
An 86-year mystery involving a church that burned to the ground in 1922 or 1923 and its missing bell, thought to have fallen into a phosphate pit, seems likely to remain unsolved forever.
Could missing Wal-Mart signs wind up as dirty bomb?
A little over a year ago, a routine audit at Wal-Mart reported a few missing exit signs at the company's stores and warehouses. As the audit continued, more and more signs turned up missing, and a month ago, Wal-Mart revealed that as many as 20% of the 70,000 signs at its 4500 facilities cannot be accounted for, a stunning total of 15,800 signs in all. This would be of no particular concern -- except that the signs are radioactive.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wabash River Cryptid, 1899