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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! 

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.

Over decades, ongoing tales of the Billiwhack Monster of Santa Paula cast long shadows of doubt 

Yeti Crab: First Live Footage 
Cryptomundo's got it!

Posthumous Pardon Demanded For People Executed As Witches 

Bigfoot Man, myth or monster? 

Haunted by times past 

Family seeks clues in Cold War mystery 

Investigators of paranormal to visit America's Stonehenge 

Riverside County 'chicken coop murders' inspire Clint Eastwood movie, new book 
It was a crime so monstrous, it led a Riverside County community to change its name.

Good article, contains spoilers for the film. See also: 'Changeling' film has I.E. connections (with video)

Idaho detectives look to solve missing child case 
What happened to Ricky Barnett?

Group identifies Lake Erie shipwrecks 

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vanishing New York 
Added Vanishing New York to the blogroll.

Ghostly goings-on in our quiet backwaters 

Mystery of Ferriday's 120-year-old Confederate war vet 

Pictured: The giant 8ft Lego man who washed up on the beach 
With funny pic.

Mystery of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe, solved 

'Iceman' Mummy Has No Modern Kin 

Eight-Armed Animal Preceded Dinosaurs 

Bite this, Haunted Pillar 

The Enduring Reign Of The Jersey Devil 

UFO Round-Up 

Feel it in your bones 

Montauk Monster Predated by Moscow Monster 

Halloween in the Time of Cholera 

Bigfoot sighting on Highway 101 

Is the Taliban Stockpiling Opium? And If So, Why? 

Mystery of the five-legged freaks 

Ghostly hosts: Guests, psychic report mystery presence at Lizzie Borden B & B 

Man says he killed 10 women in Juarez 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Truly spooky encounters 

Los Gatos, Saratoga boast some ghostly haunts 

Ghostly images and troubling tales shroud Barkerville's history 

L. Warren: The spirit is still with her 

Wreck of Titanic sister ship finds new destiny as tourist attraction 

The guy who isn't Elmore Leonard 

Grave robbers make spooky Rice Lake cemetery spookier 

Mystery cat discovered in Ecuador is likely a pampas cat according to expert 
With pic.

Obama has the pumpkin carver vote locked up.

Hi Andrea! Say hi to your mother for me, okay?

Give up the ghost? 

Recent Central Illinois Giant Bird Sighting Rings Familiar 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Meredith Kircher Murder Trial News 

Meredith Kercher murder: Guede jailed, Knox and Sollecito to stand trial 

The Antikythera Mechanism 
With links to video and photos.

A ghost atop the hill 
With pic. See also the Ghost of Maid Marian?, also with pic.

Stigmata? Nameless Condition, Mysterious Bleeding 

Straddling the netherworld, searching for witches 

King Solomon's Mines Rediscovered? 

Dark curses, friendly ghosts abound on the South Shore 

Mid-Missouri Pagans discuss realities of witchcraft 

History written in stone of 300-year-old Beaconsfield home 

The Taos Hum 

The Mysterious Cough, Caught on Film 

So you want to be a paranormal investigator 
Gadgets and hints from the pros.

Ghostbusters: Are military bases haunted? 

Spooky Haunts and Tales of the Paranormal in Costa Rica 

Creepy, kooky mysterious, spooky 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Decision nears in Italy in Amanda Knox slain roommate case 

Walter's wonderful witching wand 

Vermont's expert of eerie gears up for Halloween 

Peter Mastin - Chaos Magician 

Brain injury gives local mom a "foreign" accent 
After a serious accident in 1981, life had become fairly normal for CindyLou Romberg, a caregiver and motorcycle enthusiast living in Washington's Olympic Peninsula. All that changed last year, when out of nowhere, she began talking like someone who'd grown up on the European continent.

About two years ago I met a woman who had a unique accent that I couldn't place. I'm usually pretty good with accents and hers was extremely confusing. I asked where she was from and she said "Lees Summit." I then asked, "You don't have foreign accent syndrome do you?"

She did. She had suffered a stroke and recovered completely except for a vaguely eastern European accent. She was surprised that I had even heard of the condition, but hey, I'm Professor Hex.

Mahogany Ship inspires sailor to build caravel 

We go on the hunt for the Black Cat of Tynedale 

Mystery object melted in my pool 
With pic.

Confessions of a Conspiracy Theorist 

The Keeper of Local Haunted Lore 

7 Fantastic Internet Hoaxes 

Yorkshire Ripper encounter recalled 

In Search Of The Cibola 
Cryptomundo goes looking.

'Dracula Dossier' speculates vampire's sire knew Ripper 

Warship telegraph codes stay a mystery 

Sterling site retains occult reputation despite passage of years 

Area man investigates mysterious fire deaths 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Do you believe? 
Jason Offutt of From the Shadows gets a nice write up.

UFO Round-Up 

Nomadic clans' lifestyle financed by repair scams 

Replica documents of Knights Templar offer glimpse of the past 

Central Park in the Dark 

The Heretic’s Guide to Thelema 
At the Esoteric Book Review.

Here live spirits and stories from buried eras 

The ghosts of government 

'Belgian aristocrat' was professional conman 

Iowa man inscribed memories of WWI on his vest 

Shakespeare ‘thief’: I want my 15m first folio back 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Black and white TV generation have monochrome dreams 

Till Death Do Us Part 

The Saturday Strangeness 

Defences Against the Witches’ Craft 
At the Esoteric Book Review.

Escaped Monkeys Make Mischief On Ranch 

Mystery of Easter Island's fertility 
a trip to Rapa Nui.

Finding Jack the Ripper would be elementary now 

Uncovering the mystery of the worm charmer 

Killer Catfish Stalk Humans 

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Demon of the Forest Took Him Away 

Stolen artefacts point to lost Philippines tribe 

Rare volumes left in charity bin 

Could it be the Bayview Beast? 
Mountain lion in New York?

HOW TO - Melon brain 

Rare Film Shows Hidden London Life In 1904 After Historian Discovers Footage In Australia Archive 

Article. Via Fark.

How a serial killer victim was finally identified 

'Eternal Sunshine' drug selectively erases memories 

Can The `Collective Dead’ Of Humanity - Evolve? 
The Heavy Stuff wants to know.

Man 'roused from coma' by a magnetic field 

Lord Ganesha Flower 

Mothman Pottery Mound & Sacred Datura 
Mothman in ancient Mexico? Via Nick Redfern.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Unreal estate 

Opie Reunites with Sheriff Andy Taylor and the Fonz to Get out the Vote for Obama 
See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Simply wonderful.

Pirates to kill crew on arms ship if NATO ships attack 

Dope Menace 

Solving the Franklin mystery 

Amanda Knox: Walking on the edge of a knife 

A Haunting in Maine -- Part Three 

Will haunted hotel shake up the Phils? 

The unsolved mysteries of spooky Stonehenge 

India launches first moon mission 

Missing cats mystery unsolved 
BBC video.

U.S. researchers use advanced technology to locate tomb of Genghis Khan 

The Best of the Hollow Earth Hassle 

Blood Lust 

Servants of the Grail 

Science Friction: An X-Ray Machine Energized by Adhesive Tape 

Sarkozy threatens suit over voodoo doll 

The Haunted History of Chattaspooka 

Shark tooth hunter 

The Purr-muda triangle: Mystery after FORTY-FIVE pet cats disappear from same town 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

UFO Round-Up 

Sea shanty recordings unearthed 

The Man Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Pyramid 

NRC scientists discover Mona Lisa secrets 

Stone Age man took drugs, say scientists 

“Keddie Murders” - Unsolved crime into screen 

Are these the ghosts of Denbigh? 
With ghostly pic and audio.

More ghost stories today over at Haunted Hex.

Is this the paw print of the Wolds Panther? 

No, it didn't fall from sky 

Strange Holes in the Ground Discovered in Siberia 
With pics.

Cougar mystery still unsolved 

'Phenomenon' spotted in Suffolk skies 
With cool pics.

What really happened to the B-25 bomber that went down in the Mon in 1956? 

Getting in shape at a Thai kickboxing camp 

New Links 
I added Larry Harnisch's The Daily Mirror and Scott Langhill's Catch of the Day to the blogroll. Mr. Harnisch has been kind enough to link to this blog and Mr. Langhill has forwarded many interesting stories to the Professor for your amusement.

Prosecutor: Knox 'stabbed Kercher in neck as part of satanic rite' 
Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini has accused Amanda Knox of being part of a satanic plot that conspired to murder Meredith Kercher, but Mignini himself seems to be an unreliable character. Writer Douglas Preston has had some unpleasant experiences with Mignini and it seems the prosecutor has conspiracy on the brain. He also has some insight on the Kercher murder case.


Evidence against Knox confused and contradictory, court told

Knox lawyers argue against trial

Tainted evidence against Amanda Knox?

Thanks. Scott!

Get your own proton pack! 

Dark forces at work? 

Egyptologist Bob Brier Identifies Cause of Cracks in Great Pyramid 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Big Question: What was the Holy Grail, and why our centuries-old fascination with it? 
Questions and answers.

Steel object that smashed car at Postal Service lot a mystery 

Six horrific books that would make for six great horrific films 
Get on it, Hollywood!

Hitler 'led henchmen' in Kristallnacht riots 

The mystery pink light that appeared over London 
With very cool pics.

'Creepy gnome' back on prowl 

Historic political writing found in Mercersburg restaurant 

Sybil's Cave reopened -- amid controversy 

Yeti Project Japan's claim that they've found Yeti footprints has generated some press. I've culled some links for you below.



Yetis On Dhaulagiri IV?

Yeti Footprints Found On Mountain

Mountain adventurers stumble upon Yeti footprints

Scientists discover yeti footprints in Nepal

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pictured: 'Yeti' footprints found by adventurers in Nepal 
With pics!

Mystery ‘big cat’ spotted by woman 

Inside the Atlantic Ave. Subway Tunnel 

Morse code vs. text messaging 

The life and death of Hindi pulp fiction 

Spider bite questioned as cause of Aurora electrician's death 

American Homeowners Being Scammed By Gypsy Clan Posers? 

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Indisputable evidence 
Where is Bigfoot's poop?

US jet 'ordered to fire at UFO over East Anglia' 

Murky Monongahela foils bomber search 

Photos reveal Robert the Bruce's 'real' spider cave 

Unearthing the stories of slaves in Pittsburgh 

Seamstress's killing a 65-year-old mystery 

County dive team to extract long-submerged motorcycle from Rock Mill Pool next Sunday 

ROLLING STONE: It’s Already Stolen 

Friday, October 17, 2008

MEDIA ALERT: Prophet Yahweh Predicts Spaceships Will Appear Oct. 31st in Support of Senator Obama 
Pres release.

Ghostly experience can be jarring, but also may instill belief 

Big black cat 

Mysterious Monster Hunts 

Bigfoot believer shares stories at park 

Archaeologists discover earliest ever foundations at Hampton Court Palace from 800 years ago 
With pics.

Overlooked and Unappreciated: A List of Little Known Horror Film Treasures 

For KC history/mystery lovers 
For my homies.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fossil Find May Document Largest Snake 

Mystery of the starmaker who left no trace of his life 

Villagers in fear of occult killers who deal in flesh 

Dangerous and depraved: paedophiles unite with terrorists online 
Very scary.

Haunted Hotels from around the World 

PICTURES: Triangle UFO witness fears alien abduction 
Sketches actually.

Eighteen-Year-Old U.S. Rocket Motor Casing Found in Australia 
Luckily, there wasn't a kangaroo under it.

Did you know NASA publishes the The Orbital Debris Quarterly News?

'Mountain Mysteries' 


OLV's Villar thriving after transplant 
Lung transplant allows girl to follow her dream - finding the Loch Ness Monster.

"She wants Nessie," said her dad, Danny, "which I guess sort of makes sense because her mom once claimed to have seen Bigfoot in the woods in Yonkers."

Cat colony mysteriously disappears 

Mysterious Rash Linked to "Mobile Phone Dermatitis" 

Absinthe makes a comeback in U.S., Europe 
Absinthe in Paris.

Hartford Was Hit By Witch-Hunt Fever 

New generation of kung fu crazy Chinese discovering Bruce Lee 

IgoUgo's 10 Favorite Mysterious Places 
With pics.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Descent Into Ripperology 

Exhibit shares 'curious stories' from Wisconsin's past 

Fight to pardon two Lancashire 'witches' 

UFO Round-Up 

Shiite cults seek to wreak havoc in Iraq 

Winston Churchill 'bribed Franco's generals to stay out of the war' 

Expedition Sets Off for Antarctic Mountains That “Shouldn’t Be There” 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mafia wants author dead by Christmas 

A Haunting in Maine 
At From the Shadows. Part One and Part Two.

Graveyard Tales: The Voices in the Walls 

"The Stain" 

The mysterious white snake 

Aliens to land on Earth today? 
Watch the skies!

Croc stalks men after rival beheaded 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Siberian Snowman Takes A Stroll 

Flying Cars Near Takeoff 

Ghosts of coastal Maine revealed 
With ghost pic.

Ghosthunters capture spirit voices in Montrose 

Mystery of train death children 

170-year-old mystery solved 
Did Dr. James W. Clemens hoax the Grave Creek Stone?

Mob slaying site has haunted past 

16th-century murder mystery 

Could An Oct. 14th Alien Craft Display Be A Collective Lucid Dream Appearing In Space? 
The Heavy Stuff wants to know.

REVIEW: ‘Lore of the Ghost’ more history than horror story 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Top 10 Most Wanted Monsters Cryptozoologists Want To Net 
The Unusual Suspects.

Siberian Hunters Claim To Have Found Bigfoot Prints 

‘Spirit of the season’ piques curiosities about the paranormal 

The police and the paranormal 

Knox County man is eye in sky for strange sightings 

Archaeological dig uncovers Roman mystery 

The mysterious nature of glass revealed 

Fossett discovery spawns fresh intrigue 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shop untouched since 1960s 

Believe it or not... 

Ghost hunting in England 

Georgia politics weird, strange 

UFO Round-Up 

Girl found dead in Chitrakoot, human sacrifice suspected 

High-tech explorers search Mon for elusive B-25 

Art mystery solved: The Ugly Duchess had Paget's disease 

Counting cards: NY collection includes 6,356 decks 

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Transformation of Brother Eli 

Heavy Metal-Eating "Superworms" Unearthed in U.K. 

Secret and Suppressed II 
Feral House has released Secret and Suppressed II - Banned Ideas and Hidden History into the 21st Century. Contributors include Robert Anton Wilson, Jim Hougan, Paul Krassner, Mae Brussell, Adam Weishaupt, Jim Marrs, and a bunch of other maniacs.

DARPA Wants Submarines that can Fly 
Who doesn't?

“Opium, Whiskey or Mallet?” 

I added Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology to my blogroll.

Yowie of 1848 

Explore Mount Misery Road - A Street of Fear! 

Moon River: Watch out for ghosts throwing bottles 
With video tour.

More ghosts stories today over at Haunted Hex.

The original Hampton Beach witch 

Chunk of Ice Mysteriously Falls From Sky, Punching Hole in Pennsylvania Roof 

The 25 Weirdest Things Eaten By A Human 

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Dan Aykroyd sells vodka in crystal skull-shaped bottles 

UFO Round-Up 

When eagles go bad, all over again 
Can eagles kill people?

On Parched Farms, Using Intuition to Find Water 

Stranger than fiction 

Big Cats and the Weird 
Hex reader Greta writes:

I notice you have listed many articles about large cat sightings...

What is the significance of the big cats? I hadn't heard of anything supernatural or paranormal about them before... I hadn't expected them to be listed with mysterious aquatic creatures and bigfoot... and aliens...

What is the story?

Thanks for asking, Greta.

Alien Big Cats (or ABC's) are of interest to the student of the strange and mysterious for a variety of reasons.

Biologically, they can tell us a lot about other possible cryptids. We can learn a lot from animals who are secretive and have a habit of showing up where they’re not supposed to.

In the United States and Canada, the cougar (also called a mountain lion or panther) was almost driven to extinction during the settling of the North American continent, especially on the East Coast. Yet sightings continue in areas as unlikely as Ontario and Connecticut.

In my home state of Kansas, the mountain lion has been listed as extinct since 1904, yet they have been widely documented in recent years. If the big cats still roam the country and show up in places like Chicago, what the hell else is out there?

Despite DNA, photos and eyewitness reports, state wildlife officials vigorously deny the existence of cougars in a variety of states where they are supposedly extinct. If these officials can’t acknowledge the obvious, how would they react to sightings of truly out of place animals? Or disputed animals such as the sasquatch?

Sightings of big black cats pose another set of problems – they aren’t supposed to exist. Melanism (black coat) in North America cats is limited to the smaller cats like the lynx. Jaguars are black but they (supposedly) do not live north of Mexico.

So what are people seeing?

A big black cat in Los Angeles could conceivably be a jaguar or jaguarundi but what do we make of black panthers in Lake Placid, New York? Or Newfoundland?

Are these cats just undiscovered? A case of mistaken identity?

The big cat problem gets even stranger when we consider the sheer volume and history of big cat sightings in England - an island where cats larger than a moggy have been declared extinct for hundreds of years.

Many of the British stories are tinged with the supernatural and investigators like Nick Redfern think the cats themselves may be supernatural beings in some cases, citing the works of Jacques Vallee and John Keel to posit that the cats (and other types of anomalous creatures) may be Tulpa-like beings brought into existence by our minds or daemons that exist in our world and some other as-yet-undefined plane.

While the true causes of these sightings remains a mystery there is plenty for scholars of the weird to sink their teeth into.

Browse the Artifacts of Geek History in Jay Walker's Library 

Mutant fish is hunting humans 

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

DNA may solve century-old mystery of serial killer 

Nina Foch: The ultimate "Noir Girl" can still talk trash 

James Bond creator Ian Fleming a notorious drinker, womanizer, new London exhibition reveals 

Medical Mystery: Only One Person Has Survived Rabies Without Vaccine--But How? 

Spillane's friend hammers out the rest of author's novel 

The mystery of the missing opium 

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


The Ultimate 9/11 'Truth' Showdown 

90-year-old note written on stone 

What can you tell me about the Chumash drawings in the Painted Cave? 

Beautiful Starlet Vanished Into Thin Air 

Monday, October 06, 2008

Foothills shadowed in paranormal phenomena 

Latin America: lore, ghosts, demons and frights. 

Tales tell of witches, mists and village death 

Murder Marketing 

Man charged in beheading aboard Greyhound bus in Manitoba to go to trial 

Review: James Reese's 'Dracula Dossier' calls on Bram Stoker as narrator 

Controversial thesis taken off library shelves 

How L. Ron Hubbard And Jack Parsons Created California, Plus The Worlds Cleanest Zombies 

Meet the woman who goes blind three days out of six 

Speaker spreads different views on Great Pyramid 

The mystery of freaky phobias 

Sunday, October 05, 2008

YouTube - Sylvania Light Bulbs 
Hex Reader Scott directed me to this awesome Sylvania ad from Thailand featuring an array of Thai spirits.

Looks like Cabinet of Wonders has already written about it.

Thanks Scott!

Ancient Peru pyramid spotted by satellite 

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Psychics: Stars not aligned for Palin 

Legend has it a lost roman city existed in what is Brockley Hill 

Raymond Chandler's Pacific Palisades 

Plane wreckage is Fossett's - adventurer believed dead 

Attention Deficit World Order (Part Two) 
Rigorous Intuition is back!

The Explorer 

Did inner-tube robber use Craigslist in heist? 
Robber hires decoys on Craigslist, robs armored car, escapes on inner tube. Ta-da!

A nation of conspiracy theorists can't be wrong 

The Vikings Brought Another Group of Invaders to Britain: Mice 

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Murder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story 

Watching Alan Moore 

Parents Want Daughter Back From "Vampire" 
Interesting story with video. "Vampire" Jonathon Sharkey also runs for office occasionally.


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