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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

65 years after disappearance, search for WW II WASP pilot will begin anew 

South Pacific tsunami kills 119; death toll to rise 

You Built What?! The Shopping Go-Kart 

U.S. astronomers discover weird planet 

Weird, Rare Clouds and the Physics Behind Them 

Mummy autopsy result 'was wrong' 

Search for buried treasure at Springfield site unsuccessful, but owners of mysterious note vow to keep digging 

Murder suspect arrested in 33-year-old 'cold case' 

Did Nelly Arcan commit suicide? 

Was Mighty T. Rex 'Sue' Felled By A Lowly Parasite? 

New film blames drug firm for plight of honey bees 

'I saw the body' insists ex-SS man as Hitler mystery refuses to go away 

Black magic ruled Rowling out of White House award 

FORWARD THINKING: Futurists put their minds on what lies ahead 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LSD's long, strange trip back into the lab 

Machen is the forgotten father of weird fiction 

Voodoo Scholarship on Voodoo Histories 

Battle of Bosworth 'is in wrong spot', claim archeologists 

Man kills identical twin in parking accident 

Crystal balls offer glimpse of future, past 

Freak waves spotted in microwave cavity 

Science Weekly podcast: Anomalistic psychology and Iraq combat music 

She was a simple French girl who died a century ago. So why are thousands across Britain queuing for a glimpse of Little Flower? 

Artifact find key in filling gaps in First Nation history 

Big cat spotted on Tamworth estate 

Rosewood an alien invasion site? 

The DNA Mystery: Scientists Stumped By "Telepathic" Abilities 

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Night's Murders 

In northern India, village elders order 'honor killings'

£10,000 reward to solve grisly murder

Law Student's '93 Murder Still a Mystery

The mysterious death of forest ranger Duncan McCoshen

Eighty years ago, the body of the 71-year-old forest ranger was found in a remote part of the Petawawa military reserve near Half Mile Rapids. He had a bullet wound through the chest.

Author teases truth from legend

Who Killed Sherry Edgell?

Former Centralia Woman Works to Solve the Brutal Murder of 9-Year-Old in 1959

Real-life crime captivated KC 100 years ago

Was the home of the Swopes, where the old bachelor benefactor of Swope Park resided with relatives, in fact the scene of the cruelest and most cunning of killings?

Or was the accused doctor, Bennett Clark Hyde — who had married into the family and admittedly “fooled around” with poisons — just made to look evil by the media, his mother-in-law and her money?

Terror in Kentucky: Census Worker's Murder

And the award for Most Tasteless Headline goes to :

Dentist’s murder numbed investigators

The Big Question: Are so-called 'extinct' species really extinct, and will we rediscover any? 

Hundreds Gather In Tyler To Discuss Belief In Bigfoot 

'Monster of the deep' is filmed 

What Happened to Amelia Earhart? A Local Documentary MAY Hold The Clues 
With video.

The Mothers of Plaza Tijuana and Mexico's 'Disappeared' 

Anglo-Saxon treasure find throws new light on Dark Ages 

Rebel sleuth hunts for gunboat 

A chair, a key and a chase turn into a great adventure for Mount Sterling woman 

Lawyer says Oklahoma City bombing tapes edited 

Why we need lake monsters 

Eel reveals its migration secrets 

Teenage Vampires 
Part 1 and Part 2.

Killer groupies an unexplained mystery 

Fresh doubts over Hitler's death after tests on skull reveal it is a woman's 

The Oklahoma Octopus 

Does the lion roam our yards tonight? 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Listen to Cliff Roles interview Occult America author Mitch Horowitz 

VB occult expert heads to Farmville 

Another Publicity-Seeker Makes Wild Claims About Having Solved Zodiac Case -- And, Yikes, This One Was Law Enforcement 
More mocking of Steve Hodel.

Thanks, Elisabeth!

The Shakespeare truthers 

Friday's Flying Saucers 

Probing Question: Is the Ark of the Covenant real? 

Weird Travel: Odd Wisconsin exhibit's odd items 

'Chinatown' writer inspired by memories of L.A. 

Hope Diamond on display after 50 years! 

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cryptozoological Play Set from Archie McPhee & Co. 

'Horrorcore' Rap Adds to Mystery of Slayings in Va. Town 

Black Dahlia Revisited 

Moon water findings are a game-changer 

China’s Hairest Man to Bare It All for His Art 

How we won out over the 'cavemen' 

Local film, expert put new focus on ancient mystery 

Hunt for treasure of Bonnie Prince Charlie 

Freaky New Ghostshark ID’d Off California Coast 

Muggers left six-inch knife in victim's bum 
With x-ray pic.

Mysterious Bulawayo man lives with 100 000 bees 

'Speak-easies' are the hot new bar trend 

'Alien hand' spotted on estate agent website: ET sell home? 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Giant squid caught off coast of Louisiana 

George 'Evil Genius' Hodel Rides Again III 

FBI Whistleblower says Neocons Negotiated Iraq Invasion with Foreign Agents in Summer 2001 

Jumbo squid hit Oregon beaches 

Interview With Sara Karloff, Daughter of Hollywood Legend Boris Karloff 

Police seize mafia boss' pet crocodile 

Mythical beast is ‘spotted’ in Windermere 
Footage that some people believe appears to show the creature causing ripples in the surface of Windermere was shot by Lakes TV cameraman John McKeown on Saturday.

With link to video. When you get to the video link you have to click on "Bownessie" to watch.

10 Historic Political Photoshop Disasters 

Immortality only 20 years away says scientist 

Mad, or plain evil 

Bizarre Gelatinous Fish Found in Brazil 
With pic.

The man with phobia of women 

Ask the Mexican 

Iran downs strange bright craft over Persian Gulf 

The Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life Gets Weird 

Tiny, Easy-to-Build Weapons Annihilate Office Boredom 
Fun and cool. Via Fark.

T.V. has nothing on Old Doc's medicine show 

Magick and Me: Blondie's Gary "Valentine" Lachman on the Occult 

George 'Evil Genius' Hodel Rides Again II 

Update: Chilling New Details Emerge in Syko Sam Horrorcore Murders Case 

At the American Museum of Natural History, Gossamer Silk From Spiders 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Free Book! 
Nick Mamatas's Move Under Ground, a Beat-style horror tale in which Jack Kerouac saves the world from Cthulhu, is available for free download. Follow the link to learn more or go here.

Garver's Flying Circus - Kansas Memory 


Oral myths and truths explored at conference 

Mothman Festival 2009 

Exact Date Pinned to Great Pyramid's Construction? 

Can a daily pill really boost your brain power? 

Bigfoot convention event to bring big bucks to Tyler 

Now You Can Find Out What Cthulhu Smells Like 

Call for greater recognition for Welsh scientist 

George 'Evil Genius' Hodel Rides Again 
Steve Hodel, whose last book claimed that his father was the Black Dahlia killer, has a new book coming out in which he claims that his father was several other serial killers, including San Francisco's Zodiac Killer. Next up, My Daddy was Jack the Ripper!.

Monster mystery on Cameron Lake 

Brutal Destruction Of Iraq's Archaeological Sites Continues 

It's a strange world -- The Strange Family Circus 

The most creepy stuff on the web 

Masons: the reluctant text symbols 

New Lizzie Borden book teased at lecture 

Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby's First Mythos 
H.P. Lovecraft for children. Via Fark.

Monday Night's Murders 
A decade later, Nix's murder still a mystery

Ten years have passed since 18-year-old Elaine Nix made a call from a convenience store pay phone and was never heard from again.

Yale Murder Motive May Remain a Mystery

The Mystery Behind Hendrix's Death

A former Jeffery associate, James Wright, asserts in his 2009 title, Rock Roadie, that the manager confessed to the murder in 1971. “That son of a bitch was going to leave me,” Jeffery said. “If I lost him, I’d lose everything.”

Drifter's death thaws two cold cases

Three decades and two countries apart, the young couples were shot to death in the night as they slept under the stars. Then the killer crept into the shadows of a mystery that only now is beginning to come to light.

Mystery of woman found dead under floorboards

Rolling Stones Drama Continues: New Suspect Pointed Out in Brian Jones Murder Enquiry, Mick Taylor Denies He’s Suing the Band

Did Double Life Lead to Craigslist Murder?

Six-month Claudia search takes toll

The disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has occupied the minds of her family and the time of North Yorkshire Police for six months now.

Cyprus a victim of lunar larceny 

Identical lottery draw was coincidence 

Ales Stenar, Sweden: a ship of stones 

Secret portrait of British artist hidden behind another canvas by admirer 

Ellroy Confidential 

Cammy: A New Canadian Lake Monster? 

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mongolian death worm hunters return with film but no creature 

The search is on for Windermere's mystery monster 

Climate change depresses beer drinkers 

Human body parts don’t create wealth: Is any ritual murderer listening? 

Researchers uncover secrets of mystery island 

Plague Bacteria May Have Killed Chicago Researcher 

Gatti died by hanging: second autopsy 

Animal sightings beg some questions 

Mothman Attracts Visitors to Mason County 

Woman uses $20 bill printed in 1934 in UPS Store 

Jay-Z: A Master Of Occult Wisdom? 

Search is on for serpent-like lake creature 

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Friday Five: Starting your weekend right 

Evidence Points to Conscious 'Metacognition' in Some Animals 

Friday's Flying Saucers 

How to seek the Holy Grail one hour from London 

Rare Coins - Family Treasure or Ill-Gotten Goods? 

Jack the Ripper victims turned to prostitution after their marriages failed, census records reveal 

British Skeleton Suggests Ancient Murder Mystery 

Tarot Cards - A Short History And Introduction 

The Wheaton mystery animal a cougar? Maybe 

Alamance County Man Traps Mystery Animal 
A very lost coati.

Study finds T. rex had 8-foot mini precursor 

Mystery object discovered beneath surf in Surf City 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

“Alien Hand Syndrome” 
A review of the new book from the fine people at Damn Interesting.

The Found Symbols: Mitch Horowitz, 'Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation' 


Newton and the Counterfeiter 

TV producer, reporter dig into life of accused 'Craigslist Killer' 

A preview of Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler 

Abominable 'No' Men 

What is This, a Piranha? 
Wisconsin Piranha.

Space Shuttle Unleashes Magnificent Plume of Pee 

Teens accused of taking skulls return to help clean old Hernando cemetery 

ZODIAC Serial killer still stalks retired officer’s memories 

UVU Professor unlocks mystery of 33 Peruvian mummies 

Birth of an urban legend: Paul is dead 

Crystal Skulls Key to Maya Predictions for 2012 
Press release.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Groovy artifacts from 1960s Marin County commune sorted 

Shipwreck may hold radioactive waste sunk by mafia off Italian coast 

Rare discovery ancient gemstone with portrait of Alexander the Great 

Botched execution leaves prisoner sobbing 

Snake born with hand shocks scientists 

Sonar Survey Spies Mysterious Plume Off California Coast 

FBI Continues Mysterious Dig in Detroit 

Tibetan Healing Sound Instruments Mysteriously Alter Space, Mind, Time 

Believe it or not: Conspiracy theories are invading pop culture 

Director of Mothman Festival excited for eighth year 

New push to ID mesa burial victims 

A turtle? A tortoise? Hard to tell. But object at coast is important, scientists say 

New suspect emerges in possible Brian Jones murder 

London museum takes a bet on Loch Ness Monster 

Divers survey wreckage of Civil War-era boat in Tampa 

Ancient man used stone 'sat nav' to navigate across country 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Awesome or Off-Putting: Mexican Farmer Drowns Cute Baby Alien 

Fish With Both Male, Female Characteristics Found in Many Rivers 

Did the artist Paul Klee tweet the first Twitter in 1922? 

Mystery Hill--America's Stonehenge? 

Lost symbols found? 

Can anyone identify this mystery critter? 

Hiking Hadrian's Wall 

Bermuda Triangle plane mystery 'solved' 

Samurai mind training for you and me... 


Madeleine McCann 'is in a secret lair' 

White Supremacist Held on $1 Million Bail for Facebook Threats 
You are doing it wrong.

Monster has West Palm Beach City Commissioner seeing green 

The famous ghost lights of Marfa, Texas 

Fossils From Animals And Plants Are Not Necessary For Crude Oil And Natural Gas, Swedish Researchers Find 

Cryptozoo Museum Opens In Downtown Portland 

Mystery of cats that vanish 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Night's Murders 

Prisoner escapes French jail in cardboard box 

Horse Slaughter Mystery Deepens in South Florida 

Census shows Jack the Ripper victims led "respectable" lives 

N.H. researchers see toxin found in pond scum as possible cause of ALS 


Searching for a monster in Cameron Lake 

New wrinkle could prolong Knox trial for months 

Airship visited Bloomington in 1910 
Cool pics!

Where the BHMs (Big Hairy Monsters) are 

Witches, ghosts and bigfoot! Caldwell County lore 

Greenwoods Village 
I added Greenwoods Village to the links. Check out their UFO links in the Reading Room.

Xinjiang needle jab attacks not toxic: report 

'The Lost Symbol' 

Axe hovers over occult writer's Streatham home 

Wreckage of storied ship unearthed at Topsail Island 

Decades-old mystery solved 

Old love letters recall an affair to forget 

Mesa Verde, Colorado: In search of a vanished Indian civilisation 

Extinct New Zealand Eagle May Have Eaten Humans 

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday's Flying Saucers 

Earliest fibers found in Georgia, dating back 34,000 years 

The Friday Five 

The Masonic Myth and Occult America 

Needle attacks and rumours spread in China's Xinjiang 

Giant eagle ruled New Zealand skies 

WW2 Anniversary: Warrington man writes book on lost ship 

Monster mystery has kept George in the media spotlight 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mysterious code of 'king's bowl' cracked 

Bad movie inspires Rocky Horror-like following 

An unexpected encounter with a hairy visitor 

Ancient figurines were toys not mother goddess statues, say experts as 9,000-year-old artefacts are discovered 

Is the beast back? "Big cat" prowls Brighton and Hove golf course 


Cops Get Paranormal Help from Above and Beyond, According to Book by Michigan State Police Officer s 

Mice Levitated in Lab 

Local author explores mystery of Atlantis in book 

'MonsterQuest' to feature MSU faculty member 

Sexy Beast 

They say in hard times people return to superstition 

Diving Deep in the Search for a Living Fossil 

Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found -- Code Stumps Experts 

Two whistleblowers independently report teleporting to Mars and meeting Martian extraterrestrials 

Egyptian temples followed heavenly plans 

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Hey hey, we're the monkeys 

Happy 9-9-09 Everyone! 

Buss, the Un-Discovered Island 

An Exorcist's Field Guide 

Shan Hai Jin - an ancient Chinese wonder book 


Fairy tales have ancient origin 

Criminals of the Kriminalmuseum 

The Mngwa, legendary big cat of Tanzania 

The dog-headed man of Southern California 
Like, arf, dude.

Levitation Secret Revealed (70 years ago) 
Up, up, and away! (Sort of.)


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Kentucky Bigfoot 

Flatwoods Remembers Strange Sighting 

World's top ten most mysterious and horrible spots 
My bedroom curiously absent.

Teenage girls suffer fainting fits after playing ouija online 

Jeffery Anderson's new book looks at 'Hoodoo, Voodoo and Conjure' 

Mystery of the Mega Volcano 

London's Garrotting Ghouls 

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