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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cryptozoology and magic 

U.S. chemical weapons base intruders 'not human' 
Sploid's got it.

Giving deja vu a second look 

Vampyre candidate for governor arrested 

Something strangely beautiful .. 

Paranormal Hot Spots 

The Mysterious Smell of Moondust 

Old safe containing jewelry unearthed 

Monday, January 30, 2006

"Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade" Nominated for Edgar Award 
The critically praised book "Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade," edited by Richard Layman, has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Award -- the mystery field's most prestigious award -- as the Best Critical/Biographical book of the year.

Looks like a cool book for Hammett fans but check out this little item:

The sculptor who created the legendary statuette of the black bird for the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie may have been an accomplice of the Black Dahlia murderer and the killer of author James Ellroy's mother.

Say what now?

On the jungle trail of the legendary Malaysian 'snaggle-toothed ghost' 

Breaking News: Mokele-mbembe Sighted 

With pic.

"A group of men went fishing as was their custom every afternoon, but this time they caught a surprise. When they set it on the ground, it began to walk."

Found over at The Anomalist.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hoan Kiem's Giant Turtle 

Scholars Repudiate Official Version of 9/11 

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Friday, January 27, 2006

Do-it-yourself Chinese medicine: the hot & cold food cure 

Starving woman curses God, dies in her sleep 


Hide and seek 

Who you gonna CALL? 

Death-threat scam is blocked 

Does a New Pill Contain the Fountain of Youth? 
Dr. Joe McCord's latest research may unravel the mystery of aging. And if he succeeds, the answer could come in the form of a little yellow pill called Protandim.

Protandim's ingredients?

It is a combination of five plant ingredients. Two of them are pretty commonplace — green tea and turmeric, a spice used in Indian cooking. The others, among them withania somnifera and silybum marianum, are more exotic.

10 years later, mystery clings to Schultz slaying 

Sunken ship becomes a bittersweet discovery 

Grave mystery of 1879 

Malaysia creates team to track 'Bigfoot' 

Thursday, January 26, 2006

American muckraker Sinclair's integrity challenged 

ACLU Releases Government Photos 

Chris Penn RIP 
I don't know if you're interested but this piece on actor Chris Penn is worth a read. I always loved the guy. I once mentioned to a young actor that he reminded me of Chris Penn and he got offended. I told him if he could be half the actor Chris was he'd be lucky.

Jack, we never knew ya 

Cross-dressing killer is a lady wrestler! 
Holy crap!

The cross-dressing murderer who terrorized Mexico City's old ladies for three long years is actually a female wrestling star.

Mataviejitas -- the "Little Old Lady Killer" - brutally murdered more than 40 defenseless old women, four of them this month alone.

Now cops say they've got the killer: a 48-year-old former Mexican wrestling star who is a woman herself.

Carcass of unknown animal found 

Oz flying car launch site: exclusive pictures 

Sex, Drugs and Three-Card Monte 

Predictions of big quakes may be within reach 

Mena man to sell D.B. Cooper cash 

Hey Buddy: What Brought WTC7 Down? 

Phoenician Inscription Rock: History or hoax? 

Big Cats: They do exist! 
Britain's big cats.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Clumsiness of new "Osama" propaganda: sign of increasing Bush administration desperation 

Why Won't The Media Touch This Book? 

SNL Conspiracy Theory Rock 

Witchcraft at the Half-Way-Tree court? 

Firebug - Build a boat and learn to sail 

Professor Pan 
Professor Pan has the latest on the Hossanna Church Satanic Ritual Abuse cover-up.

He also has an index to get you up to speed.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hibernation Could Help Humans, Too 

Prank Mystery Solved After 36 Years 

Monday, January 23, 2006

Last Carter Family Member Dies 

'Miracle' cures shown to work 

Paging George Jetson 

David and the Inflatable Goliath 

'These were horrific torture techniques' 

A Heretic for Our Times 

Group busy stalking Big Thicket Bigfoot 

Cliff paintings in Ningxia may be origin of picture writing: expert 

Ancient oak felled for wine barrels 

The Scariest Games 

We're definitely weird 

Where prophecy and policy converge 
Premillenial theology informs the political thinking of many.

Worth a look.

Anyone concerned about American public life at the outset of the 21st century would do well to pay close attention to the prophetic scenario embraced by millions. For these believers, America faces not just shadowy terrorists but nothing less than the advance guard of Antichrist himself.

Local experts want priority in the hunt 

A winemaker in tune with the cosmos 

Lincoln's ancestors help trace disease 

Absinthe Linked To Cruise Mystery 

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Woman Blogs About Driving A NYC Taxi Cab 

The mercenaries who converted the Vatican 

Acupuncture 'deactivates brain' 

Skull-Headed Cane 

Found over at boing boing.

Ostman's Observation 

Emela-Ntouka: Africa's Killer of Elephants 

Friday, January 20, 2006

Through Hike: A Murder Story 
Dateline NBC is doing a piece on Blaine Norris, murderous horror film director. Norris's crime has been covered extensively on this site but apparently many details have not been in the press.

And there's a new documentary about the case called Rough Cut.

Conspiracy theories out to change the world 

Inside a mind well ahead of its time 
Paracelsus was an alchemist, shaman and magician. But he was also the first scientist, a doctor whose influence is still felt today, says Peter Ackroyd.

"I am different," Paracelsus wrote. "Let this not upset you."

Book review of THE DEVIL'S DOCTOR: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science by Philip Ball

The mystery fish washed ashore is identified 

Kabbalist-astrologer describes 'oneness' in all things 

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Indiana Jones and the Revenge of the Talkbackers 
The Talkbackers over at Ain't It Cool News seem less than pleased with the proposed fourth Indiana Jones movie. Some of their suggested titles:

Indiana Jones and the Search for Ancient Egyptian Adult Diapers
Indiana Jones and the Mystical Walker of Moses
Indiana Jones and the Embarrassment of Erectile Dysfunction
Indiana Jones and the Lost Roth IRA Account
Indiana Jones and the Early Bird Buffet
Indiana Jones and the Riddle of the Gallstone
Indiana Jones and the Flatulent Demon
Indiana Jones and the Yearly Prostate Exam of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Horn of Mylanta
Indiana Jones and the Sandles with Black Socks
Indiana Jones and the Knights of Canasta
Indiana Jones and the Lost Remote Control
Indiana Jones and the Bus Ride to Branson, Missouri

You get the idea.

President Kennedy and the Voodoo Priest of New Orleans 
Great story found over at Covert History. A great read.

New Waspfish Discovered Off South Africa 

Feds after Google data 

Tunnel site between rock and a tarred place 

'Lucky' treasure find 

Macabre legends haunt home of first mayor of Pantego 

Yao Ming a creation of dubious science, says book 

Thousands on Katrina missing list 

Edgar Allan Poe Toaster Remains Mystery 

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Wedding traditions unveiled 

Jack the Ripper mugged in Whitechapel 

'Little Old Lady Killer' torments Mexico City 

Healing with hypnosis 

Herbal leaves stand for harmony between man and nature 
Benefits of tea.

Hair-gelled Celt may have been sacrificed 

Canada Opens First "Hogwarts" Witchcraft School 

Was it 'UFO' above our town? 

Ritual Sacrifice Gone Awry? 

UFO sighting is just 'hot air' 

Great unsolved crimes: The ex-King, the conman and a millionaire's murder 

Rembrandt 'fakes' are real thing 

Flying saucer is out of this world 

Who was B. Traven? 

Chinese Find Underwater 'Lost City' in Lake 

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Death Race 2000 

Claws out over claim China discovered America 

Video records puzzling object in Warrnambool sky 

TX: Mysterious Dog-Like Creature Shot And Killed 
With pic and video.

DNA identifies Washington man missing for 76 years 

Is Wales the resting place of the Holy Grail? 

Phone Tax Has Surprising Origin 

Did British Secret Agent Shoot Dead Rasputin? 

Monday, January 16, 2006

Batgirl and beyond! 
Do you like Batgirl? Boy, are you in luck. So do several hundred LiveJournal users and they've all drawn a version of the Caped Crusaderix.

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This one by Mao is my favorite so far. Check out Mao's (Jen Wang's) website here. Pretty neat.

I found this link over at boing boing.

Arrest of British woman linked to the death of 'God's banker' 

Girlfriend of 'vampyre' gubernatorial candidate is fired 

Thai Floods Leave Behind Gold Rush 

Exorcism was sought for BTK killer 

Old-timey ailments with quaint names 

4,000-year-old 'kitchen' discovered at park 

Mountain lions coming home 

Neanderthal man floated into Europe, say Spanish researchers 

The Continuing Mystery of America's 'Lost Colony' 


Mystery surrounds most disappearances on cruise ships 

Spontaneous Human Invisibility 
And not so spontaneous.

Attacked by "invisible creatures" 

New Mokele-mbembe Expedition Departs 

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Chris Martin haunted by musical ghost 

Men want buried treasure they found 

NTSB defies conspiracy theories in 2002 Cessna Caravan crash 

The Devil is in the Details 

The inspirational Mr Tom Waits 
I'm blogging this because you just don't see many articles about Tom Waits.

"Popular music is like a big party, and it's a thrill sneaking in rather than being invited. Every once in a while, a guy with his shirt on inside out, wearing lipstick and a pillbox hat, gets a chance to speak."


Bone-chilling, blood-draining fun in vampire tour 

The Atlantes at Tula 

Donner Party Cannibalism Legends Remain Unproven 

Greek island figurine mystery to be probed 

Leonardo in France? 
Where is he buried?

Mormon connection to Masons explored ahead of 'Da Vinci Code' sequel 

Tooth marks link Vikings, Indians 

What kind of fish is this? 
Odd looking duck. With pic.

Found over at the Anomalist.

'Ancient' map could prove China found America first 

Top Secret: US Navy SEAL's Cryptid Ape Video 

Bush Authorized Domestic Spying Before 9/11 
Feel free?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

New video of alleged entity encounter 
This thread will take you over there. It's interesting. Reminds me of the alien in Signs, only scarier.

Flying dog 
No, really, a flying dog. Hysterical.

An unlikely find from the excellent and usually dog-free Americablog.

L.A. Observed: New Black Dahlia theory 
Once again, Hex Correspondent and Black Dahlia maven (researcher? enthusiast? sweetheart?) Elisabeth Reynolds has pointed the Professor towards some fun new Dahlia info.

First, Donald H. Wolfe will be discussing his new Black Dahlia book (complete with new theory, natch) tonight in Los Angeles for free at the Los Angeles Press Club. If you're an Angeleno (or Angelena) you should stop by.

Wolfe's book The Black Dahlia Files : The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles has already created controversy as rival Dahlia researcher Larry Harnisch has accused Wolfe of plagiarism. Ought to be quite an evening.

As to Wolfe's book, Elisabeth calls it "Both a piece of crap AND a must read! Really. If fact, it's unequivocally the best piece of crap written on the case to date!"

If that's not a ringing endorsement I don't know what is. Thanks Elisabeth.

Sex offender accused of trying to pass as 'royal' student 

Desktop fusion is back on the table 

'Big Foot' walked across Kerala 30,000 years ago! 

Shrouded in controversy 

Ancient Maori artefact discovered on beach 

Scientology vs. Science 

Authors set out to explain mysterious faces of Mars 

Going way beyond The Da Vinci Code 

Spiritualist sisters create stir in Ohio 

Researcher: Early Man Was Hunted by Birds 

Franklin County's Wild Crypto Zoo 

I was conned by JT Leroy 

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Satanic panic 

Sleuths use software to find messages in lyrical backspin 

Sacramento attorney found guilty of torture in spousal abuse case 

Family finds human skull in ceiling 
Skeletons in the attic.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Raiding the Icebox 

Is Culpeper case tied to killings? 

Smoking Gun questions Million Little Pieces 
The best thing that ever happened to the liars behind the JT Leroy con was that James Frey - a bigger, more Oprah-promoted writer, was exposed as an allegedly (Hi lawyers!) lying douchebag on the same day. Frey is definitely getting the lion's share of the press. He's also threatening to sue, which should prove endlessly entertaining, as he seems more worried about protecting his future movie deals than he does his reputation.

Here is the Smoking Gun's report (also linked below). And be sure to check out this hilarious photo of the desperado known as the Chicken Pox Kid.

Cost of Iraq war could top $2 trillion: study 

Footprints of giant man found in Kerala 

New clues in mystery story of elusive S.F. author JT LeRoy 

New Orleans Levees Intentionally Exploded by Bomb? 

FBI to help in camper slayings case 

Buried 19th Century Account of the Afterlife Reborn in the 21st Century 

Astronauts and Area 51: the Skylab Incident 

Monday, January 09, 2006

You're No J.T. Leroy - Thank God 

Cumbria Cats 

Ancient artists who made their mark on our landscape 

Letter confirms Johnson's Texas recordings 

Tomato juice keeps emphysema at bay in new model 
Well, in mice anyway.

A Million Little Lies 

Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Unmasking of JT Leroy 

Art outsider's legacy comes back to Nebraska 

Sell a house with a seance or a saint 
The latest trend in real estate.

Mongolia looks to archaeologists and dinosaur hunters to help create jobs 

Probe into authenticity of Mozart skull inconclusive 

The Dump Creature: What Was It? 

Yes Minister, we'll save Nessie from the poachers 

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Arrests made in connection with Richmond slayings 

The Ballad of Finis Shelnutt 

Just who did write Paul's letters from prison? 

Satanic abuse scandal kids take action 

Native Indian Crop Circle Account from 1912 
Another goodie from the Anomalist.

Nearly 100, LSD's Father Ponders His 'Problem Child' 

'Truthiness' voted 2005 word of year 

Your phone records are for sale 

Friday, January 06, 2006

Manutius Press Issues Two Rare Books by Allen Greenfield 

"You're getting slleeeepy" is a myth 

The Magical Man 

Quadruple Murder Mystery in Virginia 

DNA solves the 250-year mystery of Mozart's skull 

Lou Rawls, RIP 

Harvey Family Murders Hit the Blogosphere - The Crime library 
Steve Huff's got it.

DNA analysis reveals house cat's origins 

Norwegian who hunted Bigfoot for over 20 years 

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Vaudeville isn't dead ... just in hiding 

Dark chocolate helps diarrhea 

Information sought on Satantic sex assault decades old 

The tumultuous and tawdry travels of Neil Bush 

Ultra-rare doubloon comes to Orlando 
Ladies and gentlemen - the Brasher Doubloon.

Sneak a peak here.

Mysterious Horse Deaths Raise Theories About UFOs 

Woman Gets Letter From Grave Solving Christmas Mystery 

The pyramid puzzle 

Renowned forensic scientist investigates cruise disappearance 

Mystery planes continue to circle over Lodi 
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again.

Miffed Canadian pays bank bill a penny at a time 
He's upset because his Canadian bank is outsourcing its credit card processing to the United States.

"I don't want the CIA or George Bush to know how many cases of Viagra I bought last week, or what church or charities I donate to," he told Reuters.

Earliest known Mayan writing found in Guatemala 

Anti-Bush author put on No-Fly list 

Legends of Castles and Keeps 
Legends and tales.

Witches' brew-hahas 

Stabilized zapruder film 



Tulsa Pastor Arrested In OKC On Lewdness Charge 

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Strange Shadows on the Moon 
Our weird moon.

Is the Bush admninistration spying on Christiane Amanpour? 

Ghosts of the Oregon Coast 

How strangely human 


On the lam since '93, a daughter reappears 

Tim the Yowie Man's top Yowie hunting tips for summer 
It's summer down under, mate.

Did the Cubans assassinate Kennedy? 

Artifacts could be key to Blackbeard mystery 

Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - magic, gambling and games ebooks 

Sasquatch search takes a big foot forward 

Long Island's weird attractions 

Banished Words List : 2006 
All of you persons of interest will want to hunker down and read this breaking news! Git-r-done!

Thanks to Hex Correspondent Sara for the tip.

Skull Faces Music In Mystery Over Mozart 

Woman marries dolphin 
Did she do it on porpoise?

Pathway improved to ancient well 

UFO cult predicts apocalypse in July 2006 

Amazing Predictions 


A mystery no longer? 

Candy Barr RIP 

Monday, January 02, 2006

Bigfoot 'sightings' in rainforest make Malaysians go wild 

Whether science or sorcery, astrology influenced history 

Lovers Or Brothers - The 4,000 Year Old Mystery 

2006: a street oddity 

Storm brews over treasures sunk in 1814 

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