Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Professor Hex's Monster A-Go-Go!
It's time for the 2nd Annual Professor Hex's Monster A-Go-Go Show!
For readers in the Kansas City area, be sure to stop by the Empire Room (334 31st St - (816) 561-2640) this Thursday night for the scariest monster show ever put on stage! I have travelled the world collecting these monstrous specimens and teaching them to go-go dance for your amusement. Don't miss this once a year spookstravaganza!
Here are some pictures from last year's show.
She Creature, Draculina, The Wild Woman of Borneo, Amazonia
The Wild Woman of Borneo
The She Creature from the Hot Lagoon
Wolfboy calls his agent
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Treasure on Ebay
Another side of the treasures in Britain story.
THE British Museum pleaded yesterday with the internet auction company eBay to stop selling ancient artefacts unearthed by people who have apparently failed to report their discoveries under the Treasure Act.
Found: 50,000 treasures unearthed by Britain's amateur archaeologists
Maybe I'll break out the detector this weekend.
See also this treasure story
about a man who found a Roman magical charm in some topsoil. The charm is one of five found in Britain, and of no more than a few dozen from anywhere in the Roman empire.
Living life as a witch isn't everything you might think it is
A profile of Starhawk
THE GEORGE W. BUSH HYPNOSIS FILE
Big lies and the Bush Administration
. Very well written.
Minister charged with fondling after hypnosis
Giving hypnotists a bad name
Collection of Folklore Asthma Remedies
And also bronchitis and hay fever
Odd creature, killed in East Texas, identified
You no good mangey coyote . . .
Fort Oglethorpe home may be gateway to the supernatural
In the murk and black of the night, in a quaint little house in Fort Oglethorpe, something not of this world may be crawling through a portal.
The Columbia University 'Miracle' Study: Flawed and Fraud
The much-hyped Columbia University prayer study was flawed and suspicious from the start but now has been fatally tainted with fraud.
The Straight Facts On Ghosts
In fact, and though you may not see them, you have spirits, right at this very moment, sharing the very same environment that you are.
Do you think that giving tours of paranormal attractions is a viable idea for tourism in Kansas?
Let's hope so.
Bush and the Media Cover Up the Jihad Schoolbook Scandal
Has the U.S. government intentionally created unrest in Afghanistan by indoctrinating several generations in fanaticism?
Note that this article states the textbook program began in the early eighties. Draw your own conclusions.
The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
An article on Scott Maruna
author of The Mad Gasser of Mattoon: Dispelling the Hysteria
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Sox had a secret weapon for win
Sox had a secret weapon for win: the blessing of a Navajo Code Talker
Real-life ghostbusters investigate paranormal activity across the country
, and more ghosts
Superstitions were named by doubters
How the Superstition Mountains
got their name.
Wanda Jackson's rockabilly legend keeps on rolling
I thought Rikki over at PoppetProjects
would like this article about rockabilly great Wanda Jackson
Mysteries haunt Yosemite and Groveland hotels
Yosemite National Park has many loyal visitors, but perhaps the most loyal are those of the ghostly variety, many of which are said to have inhabited the historic halls of The Ahwahnee and Wawona Hotel for years.
Light shed on mysterious Caucasian community in China
Chinese archaeologists have started unearthing hundreds of tombs in an arid north-western region once home to a mysterious civilisation that most likely was Caucasian, state media said today.
Norwegian Mountaineering news and Mystery lights
The mysterious Hessdalen Lights
Friday, October 22, 2004
Woman Could Have Longest Eyelash
"You know, you'd be kind of cute if it wasn't for that GIANT FREAKING EYELASH!"
The owner of said eyelash goes by the Dickensian name of Mel Grubbe.
R.I.P., Lucifer D. Satan
Church to hold funeral for the Devil
Origins of aquatic 'blob' a mystery
A rare, primitive life form
invades North Brunswick.
Mystery Animal Quest Continues
The Lufkin mystery animal is going in for testing
Luther's lavatory thrills experts
Archaeologists in Germany say they may have found a lavatory where Martin Luther launched the Reformation of the Christian church in the 16th Century.
The scholar suffered from constipation and spent many hours in contemplation on the toilet seat.
I do some of my best thinking in there as well.
Thanks to Ian for the heads up.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
From Grave to Cradle
Willy von Bracht's
woodworking company, Sweet Earth Caskets, makes affordable pine boxes that can double as shelving units until you, uh, need them.
They also make cradles. Really nice ones
STF will now look for Veerappan's 'treasure'
A senior STF official said the biggest task before them now is to ensure that local villagers do not venture into the forests to hunt for the money.
Yeah, good luck with that. Maybe they can find his missing moustache.
A fish story
Giant fish, giant fish story
Link found at The Anomalist
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Godzilla to get star on Walk of Fame
WeirdWriter's gonna love this . . .
Alternative energy machine all at sea
Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world
There are some pictures of the Aquanator at the Atlantis Energy Limited website
Mystery Animal Found In Lufkin
With slide show
Marijuana 'petition' actually voter registration form
Students, who last month signed a petition that was being circulated on the Blue Bell campus to legalize marijuana for primarily medicinal purposes, now are finding out that they are registered Republicans.
Man, I was so high when I signed that . . .
The 9/11 Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket
It is shocking: The Bush Administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available to the Congressional intelligence committees that mandated the study almost two years ago.
What are they hiding?
Welsh 'wallaby' thought to be fox
RSPCA officers now think the 'wallaby' that's been spotted hopping around Cardiff is in fact an injured fox
Lantana man captivated by mystery of lost squadron
The Devil's Triangle
The mystery of Veerappan's missing moustache
Is this how the legend of Jesse James surviving got started?
Famed Indian outlaw Veerappan
has only been "dead" since Monday but rumors of his survival have already started circulating. They all center around his mising legendary moustache. Be sure to click on the grisly photo show, if that's your sort of thing.
Monday, October 18, 2004
Ancient Chinese medicine's anti cancer properties
A group of promising cancer-fighting compounds derived from a substance used in ancient Chinese medicine will be developed for potential use in humans, the University of Washington announced today.
Sea Monster Theories Flood In
Tucked away in this article
is the following startling observation:
Dr Brian McCusker, of Newcastle University, rang to say when he has been fishing off the St Bees and Seascale coast he has noticed weird inbred beasts. He said some of them are "like something from the Alien film" about four or five feet long.
Will someone please get a video camera down to St. Bees and Seascale?
The Power of Coincidence
A Psychology Today article on coincidence
in our lives. Highly recommended.
10th annual Hairy Man Festival
Round Rock citizens often speak of a squatter who lived alone by Brushy Creek. Considering the land his private property, the man would hang from trees to scare stagecoaches away. Eventually, one of the coaches ran over him, but his spirit is said to haunt the surrounding area.
It's the stuff of pirate legends, but don't waste your breath asking Joel Ruth on what stretch of Florida's Treasure Coast he found his hoard of Spanish pieces of eight -- waiting to be scratched out of the sand with bare fingers and toes.
Treasure hunters guard their secrets.
Especially, if like Ruth, they've just found about 180 near-mint silver coins worth more than $40,000.
The Russian researcher Leon Theremin was supposed to build a better television. Instead he created the world's oddest musical instrument. Then things got really strange
Psychic powers a quirk of the brain?
Supposed psychic powers that enable people to see auras around others may simply be a quirk of the brain, according to a University College London (UCL) study of a rare form of synaesthesia where some people see colourful 'auras' around their loved ones.
Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library
When in Ashland, Oregon, be sure to stop in at the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Baker officials hope to ban 'satanic' holiday
It's officially Hallowe'en season
Police relaunch inquiry into Lord Lucan case
Scotland Yard is making a fresh attempt to solve the Lord Lucan murder case, 30 years after the peer vanished having apparently killed his children's nanny in the belief that she was his wife.
Is this a live one?
Is the Pollok Mystery Beast
just a mangy coyote?
Police seek suspect in bizarre scam
They're looking for a smooth-talking man who convinces women to re-enact sex crimes for him.
Friday, October 15, 2004
Scientists discover fourth form of life in Bradford!
Scientists have identified a new, strange form of life at Bradford
and the genetic analysis has revealed that the organism is so unlike anything else seen by scientists that it should perhaps be placed in its own category of living things.
Is Bush seriously ill?
The "Bush Bulge" speculation has been raging on the internet since the first debate and Salon has an interesting article
about the pros and cons or the bulge being a sound prompting device.
Salon also has an interesting observation by Dr. W. Kendall Tongier, M.D (scroll down)
on possible explanations for Bush's droopy face and spittle accumulation in the corner of his mouth during the last debate.
And finally, WhatReallyHappened
points out that the bulge may have been caused by this vest
, designed as an intermediate-term treatment option for people at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
Bush has skipped his physical this year. Is he ill?
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Marathon legend Kelley dies at 97
Johnny Kelley, the ironman of the Boston Marathon who finished the race an amazing 58 times and won it twice, died Oct. 6, at a Cape Cod nursing home. He was 97.
Great Places to Sleep With a Ghost
BedandBreakfast.com offers their annual round-up of B&Bs offering boo-tiful accommodations
Comic book artist maps ancient Rome
I want a copy of this!
East Texans share stories about seeing 'mystery beast'
A story in Tuesday's The Lufkin Daily News about Pollok's "mystery beast" generated quite a few comments from readers. The odd-looking animal still hasn't been identified, but several East Texans said they'd had experiences with the "strange critter" before.
Probe spurs murder rumors
In the remote, far southwest Kansas town of Richfield, rumors of cult killings or mass murder have been flying since Friday
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Pterosaurs among us?
Could humble Siassi Islands in Morobe Province hold the answer to studies into prehistoric times?
Link found at the Anomalist
Another Texas Chupacabra?
Local animal experts are having a hard time identifying a strange looking animal killed in Angelina County on Friday
-- an animal that looks eerily similar to the as yet unidentified "Elmendorf Beast" killed near San Antonio earlier this year.
Technical expert: Bush was wired
This story keeps gaining momentum in the mainstream media and these photos
are worth a look. I don't see this going away for the president anytime soon.
The link is to Salon, so you might have to watch a short ad.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The Mystery of Acupuncture Proven Scientific
Acupuncture and paralysis
Noah floods still a mystery to experts
The Black Sea does not reveal her secrets
Scholars had hoped that this would be the year they would finally have some hard evidence to help them identify the resting place of Christopher Columbus. But, after two years of forensic tests on remains held in Seville that were thought to be the explorer's, the mystery endures.
These guys have got balls
A informative article on asyin diao gong, also known as genital qigong
. In the States it is sometimes referred to as "Iron Penis".
With disturbing picture.
'UFO' Spotted Near Fort Wayne
Mama Stallone's psychic dogs predict Bush win
What could I possibly add here?
B.C. town goes ape over statue of legendary sasquatch, toting a case of beer
The headline pretty much says it all.
Searching for the 'Mayan Atlantis'
A team of international archaeologists have set sail from Mexico to seek a sunken city that has been dubbed the "Mayan Atlantis".
Quoted by the Mexican newspaper Milenio, team leader Paulina Zelintzky, a Russian archaeologist, said sonar equipment had given indications there could be ancient structures on the ocean floor between Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and Cuba.
Evidence of 'jungle yeti' found
Adam Davies and Andrew Sanderson have found further evidence of the Orang Pendek in Sumatra.
Monday, October 11, 2004
Satanic Violence Puts Black Cat Adoption on Hold
Halloween and black cats go hand in hand, but after hearing about some real life horror stories the S-P-C-A`s across the state won`t let you adopt a black cat or dog until after October 31st.
Capitols popular with things that go bump in the night
State Capitols and the Supernatural
Witchcraft trials are part of Md., Va. history
Witchcraft trials and executions were facts of life in colonial Maryland
Ghost tales in New Orleans sigh on the wind in the city of old sin
The Big Haunted Easy
A crucial witness says her testimony in the West Memphis Three case
wasn't true, but a product of police pressure to get results in the death of three children.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Detective doggedly pursues killer in 30-year-old case
An article on the unsolved occult murder of Arlis Perry
. Pery's murder in 1974 has been "linked" to the Son of Sam murders, the Zodiac Killer, the Manson Family, and the process Church of Final Judgement
Recently washed- up whale reminds of old legend
A nice article on the Old Man of Monterey sea monster
, including the intresting fact that the skull of a creature that washed up on Moore's Beach in 1925 is "now housed under lock and key in the California Academy’s Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco".
Friday, October 08, 2004
Big Brother In Your Car
Deep inside the United States Department of Transportation, Big Brother is rearing his head. On the third floor of the USDOT building in the heart of Washington, DC, a shadowy government agency that doesn't respond to public inquiries about its activities is coordinating a plan to use monitoring devices to catalogue the movements of every American driver.
According to this article
, they've already spent $4 billion in American tax dollars on this boondoggle. With zero accountability.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
A deer survived a 25-mile ride in the bumper of a car after it was hit by a motorist travelling to work
With amazing pic.
Gold Rush On Brevard Beaches
The recent hurricanes have been devastating for most here in Central Florida, but for a select few in Brevard County, they have provided some extra cash.
Residents are combing the beaches for Spanish treasures that have been buried for nearly 300 years
Storms erase sands of time
Hurricanes reveal history
Mystery Surrounds Stone -
Cornerstone or treasure marker?
Is this a ghost?
THERE was a ghoulish shock in store for Gazette cameraman John Myers when he downloaded photographs taken during a ghost hunt at the famously haunted Red Lion pub in Avebury.
One of his photographs taken of a mirror in the pub restaurant shows a gruesome reflection of a bald, pale faced man streaked with blood.
BTK Profile Update
Profiler Pat Brown has updated her BTK profile
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Giant ape may be new species
An elusive giant ape has been spotted in remote forests in central Africa, sparking theories that it could be a new species of primate - a finding that would be the most astonishing wildlife discovery in decades, New Scientist says.
Link found at the Anomalist
Girl says bones belong to ghost
A Russell County fifth-grader is convinced bones found in her home last weekend belong to a mysterious friend who told her about being chopped up years ago.
Investigators have few clues about how and when the bones got inside insulation under the living room floor of the mobile home on Jowers Road, near East Alabama Motor Speedway.
Hollywood myth clashes with reality of modern hypnosis
Want to lose weight, but every fad diet you've tried has failed? Have you tried to quit smoking only to relapse? Well then, maybe what's needed isn't a new plan. Maybe all
you need is to focus the power of your own mind through hypnosis.
Indian scientists mull over mystery UFO photo
It has all the ingredients of a Harry Potter whodunit - was it a UFO or a spy device?
A group of Indian scientists are pouring over a bunch of photographs they took in the northern Himalayas depicting a mystery object that could be either of the two but are nowhere near cracking the mystery.
Mysterious shade's secret revealed
Turns out the shade is not fashioned from human skin after all
Monday, October 04, 2004
New chief suspect in ancient mystery
Who killed Alexander the Great
Sunday, October 03, 2004
Magician gets so close to predicting headline, but he was spot on about the small animal
Last week, The Borehamwood and Elstree Times challenged magician Nicholas Einhorn to predict the front page headline of last Friday's newspaper.
He got pretty close.
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Monstrous Mysteries of Alaska
Bigfoot, the Iliamna Lake Monster, and killer mud
Link found at the Anomalist.
Friday, October 01, 2004
A little TGIF levity
for those trapped in corporate America.
Bigfoot Stalkers on Forked Path
Bigfoot in Virginia!
The witness, William Dranginis, says Bigfoot investigators in the Northwest laughed at him, but Virginia encounters with the Sasquatch are not that unusual. I found two, from the 70s and 80s, without too much effort. You can read them here
Both reports are from this excellent Bigfoot in the News page
. They list sightings going back to the 1800s. And frankly, with all due respect to West Coast researchers, "Wildman" sightings in the East predate West Coast sightings simply because of settlement patterns. Bigfeet might only live in the western woods because they were moved out of their natural habitat by the arrival of colonists. A Sasquatch "Trail of Tears", if you will.
Source of Earth's mysterious 'hum' identified
Seismologists believe they have pinpointed the source of a mysterious low-frequency "hum" that emanates from the Earth
County mystery beast sightings reach high
Big cats in Shropshire! With good color pic of the beast
Conspiracy or incompetence?
Within 72 hours of the last gunshots at Columbine High, mystery already had engulfed a then year-old investigative file on killer Eric Harris when it disappeared off a detective's desk.
It reappeared briefly, then ultimately vanished for good.