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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Amanda Knox Trial Update 

If Government Scientists Proved `Life After Death’ - Would They Disclose It? 
The Heavy Stuff wonders.

Cleopatra's Needle 
Loren Coleman heads to London.

Friday, February 27, 2009

A Brazilian Werewolf – is back 

Anthrax spores don't match dead researcher's samples 

Philip Jose Farmer RIP 

Despite skeptics, West Branch Bigfoot devotee making presentations about sightings 

Falmouth beast latest - author reveals her encounter with mystery creature 

Spy-Hub Vienna: Secret agents flock to Vienna 

Ancient Camels Butchered in Colorado, Stone Tools Show? 

Fort MacArthur Restages ‘Great L.A. Air Raid’ 

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 

All about Atlantis 

The Outrageous Side of Oregon Coast Beaches 

'The Gardner Heist' is a real whodunit 

Albuquerque's Growing Murder Mystery: 11 Bodies and Counting 

Out of Africa 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CNN probes: Did Prescott Bush steal Geronimo's skull? 

Legends and Lore of Illinois 
I added The Legends and Lore of Illinois to the links.

British biologist catches 55 stone, record-breaking stingray 
With pic. Via Fark.

Real Folklore 

The Top 20 Greatest Horror Writers of All-time 
A damn fine list.

A Brief History Of The Skull & Bones Society 

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 Straw Men if you don't believe me.

The Servants

Remains Of 10 Bodies Uncovered From West Mesa 

Archaeologists join hunt for long-lost burials in historic cemetery 

'The Lost City of Z' follows the trail of vanished explorer 

'Large black cat' sighting in Stone 

Norway to search for South Pole conqueror Roald Amundsen, 81 years after Arctic disappearance 

Hair bleaches itself as people age: Study 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Turin Shroud back in focus 

Scientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning 

Hobo Nickel Tramp Art 

Strange Audio: American F-15 Pilots Chase “Small Black Rock” 

A ghoulish job? Maybe, but obit writer's true task is to acknowledge a life 

Moller m400 Skycar, Others Revive Flying Car Dreams 

Rare Jaguars Spotted in Arizona and Mexico 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Top 10 Modern Mysteries 

Friday, February 20, 2009

20 Strange and Mysterious Medical Syndromes 

'Atlantis' was blip on Google Earth 

They’re Real: Siberian Yeti Update 
Cryptomundo has footprint pics.

Mysterious 'Rocket-man' spotted over village 

T.G. Hamilton's Photos of Ectoplasm 

'Atlantis' spotted on ocean floor off Africa 

100-Foot 'Borneo Monster' Said Photographed 

Mysterious Explosions Reported Near Mississippi River in Minneapolis 

Big cat spotted in Norfolk 

Paranormal under the microscope 

C'est Vrai: Try this creepy tale from local lore 

Remains of notorious gangster Charlie Pitts still elude those fascinated by his story 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Giant rat caught in China 
Holy moley!

Via Fark.

Man claims he saw strange object in sky above LP mill 

Derren Brown’s “Mind punch” 

Formosa Neijia and Okie Treasure Hunter 
I added two cool new sites to the links.

Formosa Neijia 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 see 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… 

Safeguarding the music that fell from heaven 

A paranormal pilgrimage to the Hoia-Baciu forest 

Lake Erie's 'Flying Dutchman' 

Ancient nuclear blasts and levitating stones of Shivapur 

Fireballs in the sky nothing new 

The Moon Is Red by Sax Rohmer 
I missed Sax Rohmer's 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 

Horse tail thieves confuse Colorado police 

Apache heirs sue Skull and Bones over remains 

What happened that night in 1965? 

Slain actress found dark side of Hollywood dream 

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 Jane Stanford, co-founder of Stanford University.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Psychic Abilities, Abraham Lincoln and His Precognitive Dreams 

Diver, France fight state over right to salvage historic vessel in Lake Michigan 

Kercher trial: puzzling scratch on Amanda Knox 

Away with the fairies 

The Tunnel Rats of Atlantic Avenue 

More than just a specimen 
Diane Obomsawin's graphic novel about the strange case of Kaspar Hauser.

Civil War-era painting returns to tavern 

Q&A: Dan Simmons, author of "Drood" 

Ropen Expedition Update 

What's that in the sky? Oh, it's just Eddie 

Fireball in Texas Sky, Its Origin Unknown 

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 

Mystery Surrounds Perfect Hole in Snow 

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Built From Gravel 

Falmouth "creature" spotted - have you seen it? 

The Dyatlov Pass Incident 

Is the Roman Pantheon a colossal sundial? 

235 same species found at both ends of Earth 

Fireball over Texas 

Cosmologist Paul Davies explores notion of 'alien' life on Earth 

"Mysteries" Magical Tour 
Review of Louis Sahagun's Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall.

Via Technoccult.

Aging: Is it Optional? 

The Spirit Attacks 


Stone pattern found on Lake Michigan floor creates a ripple of questions 

Was it all FAKED? 

Guide Rock Monster, 1884 

17 Questions: Ben Hammott 

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 

Divers Can't Find Church Bell, Missing 86 Years 

Could missing Wal-Mart signs wind up as dirty bomb? 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wabash River Cryptid, 1899 

Iconic stone returns to Highlands 

Historical novel puts new spin on old Cleveland case, the Torso murders 

Man claims online that he’s a serial killer online 
Twisted joke or twisted game?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chinese Death Bus: A Rolling Execution Studio? 

'They won't paint a pretty picture of Foxy Knoxy,' prosecutor says as Meredith's friends prepare to testify 

In the sky! A bird? A plane? A ... UFO? 

Michigan Triangle has its share of secrets 

Paranormal Control 

Paranormal Control

My friend George sent me this picture of a truck he spotted in his Los Angeles neighborhood. LA might have bigger problems than earthquakes.

Clifford unveils new treasure, tales from Whydah wreck 

Psychoactive compound activates mysterious receptor 

In the classroom, out of body 

Tourist steps into history at hallowed Boston cemetery 
More like "fell into."

The woman, who was not injured, accidentally discovered a long-forgotten entrance to a tomb in the city's most famous graveyard, less than 10 yards from the final resting place of Paul Revere. It served as a stark reminder that in Boston, the nation’s revolutionary roots are literally underfoot.

With video.

Scientists unravel Neanderthal genome 


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

'Mind-reading' scan aimed at helping kids who can't speak or move 

Science Uncovers Ancient Hidden Powers 

New light on the mystery of the vanished Clovis people 

Petroglyphs illuminate Hawaii's ancient history and culture 

More of your ghostly pictures 
With orb pic.

Indian inventors create a 'healthy' soft drink... made from cows' urine 
Can't taste worse than Jolt.

Egyptian Mummies Found 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Glimpses of the beyond 

Is A Puma On The Loose At Thundridge 'Devil Tower' Near Ware? 

Flatmate's evidence at Meredith trial casts doubt on break-in story 

UFO Digest Publishes Wichita Unidentified Object 

'Arctic unicorns' in icy display 

Human hair found in prehistoric hyena poop 

Monday, February 09, 2009

Leavenworth carousel museum adds a sideshow 

Nerve agent may be missing 

Something in the wind as mystery illnesses rise 

Watch out! Poisonous comet which glows green to light up the night sky 

The colorful saga of Los Angeles' first subway tunnel 

Armenian links to Stonehenge explored 

In pictures: Secrets of ancient mummy revealed 

Famous 'beast of Bluewater' spotted again 

Origins of underwater stones a mystery 

Friday, February 06, 2009

Cows With Names Yield More Milk, British Study Finds 

UFO Round-Up 

Intelligent life out there? 361 to 38,000 civilizations, researcher says 

Africa's "oldest human sacrifice" found in Sudan 

Joe Gores' novel about Sam Spade's early days 

Millions Near You? Real-Life Treasure Hunts 

Coast explosion a mystery 
Skyquakes in Australia.

Early Whales Gave Birth On Land, Fossil Find Reveals 

Sasquatch: the chase 

On a Los Feliz hill, murder -- then mystery 

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Planet Harddrive 

Can your blood type shape your personality? 

Was mysterious woman by the road a ghost? 

Kolob Order blends Mormonism and Freemasonry 

Mystery over new 'Nessie' sighting 

Fate of Dr. Aribert Heim, the Most-Wanted Nazi War Criminal, Is Uncovered 

Was There a Plot to Murder Meredith? 

UFO pic sparks fierce debate 

Hunter S. Thompson and His Gonzo Tapes 

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Lux Interior RIP 
Sad news. The Cramps laid it down like no other band ever and Lux left it all on stage every time they played. Here's the Cramps playing one of my favorites (probably not safe for work - or your sanity!)

Thanks for all the good times, Lux. You will be missed.

Nain Rouge: The Red Gnome 

UFO Round-Up 

Horses spooked by mystery cat 

Rare sceptre made for Chinese emperor and bought for just £300 valued at £100k 

World's largest snake shows tropics were hotter in the past 

How being haunted affects a house's value 

What Is That? Callers, Air10 Spot UFO Over Sacramento 
With interesting video. Via Anomalyman.

American Lightning by Howard Blum 

Who keeps bounty found at sea? 

Cake Wrecks 

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The deathbed confession that turned the riddle of a missing girl into an 83-year-old mystery 

Albania: Ancient wreck hunt in once forbidden sea 

UFO Round-Up 

Listen to the Mountain Mysteries Hour Radio Show 

Archaeologists to dig for lost Japanese kingdom 

Russian doppelganger killer sought out victims in Internet 

Monday, February 02, 2009

The man who would have burned New York City 

Hobbit feud: scientists argue over mysterious bones 

Paul Bern: The Life And Famous Death 

Arabs fork out billions for magical healing: report 

Revealed: The macabre face casts of notorious Scottish murderers Burke and Hare 

Henry VIII's armour reveals the 'absolute monster' girth of the monarch 

Wreck of HMS Victory Found in English Channel 

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Europe's 'Medicinal Cannabalism': The Healing Power of Death 

Desperate Man Blues 

Canada's Stonehenge: scientist says Alberta sun temple has 5,000-year-old calendar 

Tragedy spawned weird tales 

Human Cells have Electric Fields as Powerful as Lighting Bolts 

The Hexham Horrors 

The Night They Came 

Robot Rewind 

Uzbekistan Claims World's Oldest Woman 

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