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Thursday, November 18th, 2010
3:07 am
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
3:03 pm
I didn't get my FT this month! :( Apparently it was sent out as usual and went astray somewhere.

Has anyone finished with their latest issue and would be willing to pass it on to a bereft fellow reader? I'll pay you back for postage if it's over £1.
Friday, May 21st, 2010
6:04 pm
Friday, March 19th, 2010
10:20 pm
Exorcism: Irish family flee house after son flung from bed
Story from Belfast Telegraph: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/exorcism-irish-family-flee-house-after-son-flung-from-bed-14730250.html

A exorcism will be performed on a council house in the Republic of Ireland tonight, amid claims that it is haunted. The occupants of the house at Hollyhill on Cork's northside have fled, saying it is occupied by an evil spirit that is determined to keep them out.

Laura Burke, her partner Ritchie and her son Kyle are terrified to remain after a spate of bizarre occurrences over recent weeks. The young couple moved into the house last August.

Today, special prayers will be said at the house to placate the spirit and a 'New Age' shaman (spirit worker) will perform an exorcism.

Laura said holy pictures were routinely being knocked from the wall, screams were heard in the dead of night and their son was flung from his bed. The family received their greatest shock when they spotted what they described as "glowing orbs" hovering in mid-air in certain rooms in the house.

"It's an evil spirit -- I don't believe it means us well," said Laura.

"We tried saying prayers in the house and the next thing all you hear is banging furniture upstairs or clothes being fired out of wardrobes."

Clairvoyant John O'Reilly was invited to inspect the house. He said he immediately felt "a presence", adding: "There is someone here -- someone who is very angry. I get (a feeling) of a younger man who would have hung himself."

However, locals remain dubious about the haunting claims and said nobody recalls previous incidents at the house or any tragedy fitting the descriptions being cited.

Source Irish Independent
Friday, November 6th, 2009
9:28 am

I have loved the paranormal for years. Has anyone out there read Alien Animals by Janet and Colin Bord? It's my favorite book of all time. I've read it over thirty times. It's the greatest book ever! 

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
6:57 pm
Baby ogopogo?
X-Posted so sorry if you see this twice. I'm just hoping someone has further information on this:

Hello all,

I've been very interested in Cryptozoology for a long time, and have always kept an open mind as to what's out there. I actually live about 20 minutes from Loch Ness, which is quite apt for me! Anyway, has anyone seen this article about a possible baby ogopogo? I'm not sure what to make of it, I can't find much out about it, and what little information there is, is quite vague.


Current Mood: curious
Monday, June 30th, 2008
3:21 am
Monday, June 16th, 2008
12:18 pm
Of possible interest...
or, Shameless Self-Promotion

Goat Head Gumbo is a blog about Politics, Pop Culture, and Forteana. The first entry is my overview of Fort and Forteana.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
12:45 pm
Stirring the ghosts of the past
According to this article, a group of scientists have managed to reproduce the DNA of a thylacine in the embryo of a mouse. This gives the scientific community hope that an entire animal will one day be able to be cloned, bringing the extinct animal back to life.

Read more...Collapse )
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
9:08 am
Tunguska Revisited
Sandia supercomputers offer new explanation of Tunguska disaster. Smaller asteroids may pose greater danger than previously believed

"The asteroid that caused the extensive damage was much smaller than we had thought,” says Sandia principal investigator Mark Boslough of the impact that occurred June 30, 1908. “That such a small object can do this kind of destruction suggests that smaller asteroids are something to consider. Their smaller size indicates such collisions are not as improbable as we had believed."
Saturday, December 1st, 2007
8:49 pm
'Yeti prints' found near Everest
A US TV presenter says he and his team have found a series of footprints in the Everest region of Nepal resembling descriptions of the mysterious Yeti.

The presenter and his colleagues say they are "very excited", although they are not saying they definitely believe it is the mark of the Yeti.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
10:47 am
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
10:02 pm
Dogs that know when their owners are coming home
My fellow researchers and I at OpenSourceScience.net are looking for dogs who may have a telepathic link with their owners. Previous research by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and former Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, suggests that dogs may be able to anticipate when their owners are coming home in a way that is currently unexplained by science.

At OpenSourceScience.net, we have the preliminary tools to help owners test their dogs for this ability, and we invite everyone to participate in our research and share their stories. There are places at the site where folks can explore this exciting research and learn how they can become a part of it.

Does anyone have ideas on how I would go about collecting stories (and hopefully participants)? Do you or someone you know have a dog who exhibits this behavior?

(cross-posted to other dog and parapsychology-related communities)
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
6:03 am
Edo period Kappa sketches

(From the link...)

"Kappa, arguably Japan’s most well-known creature of legend, are mischievous river imps notorious for luring people — particularly children — into the water to drown and eat them. They smell like fish, enjoy cucumbers and sumo, and are said to be very courteous despite their malicious tendencies.

Although kappa are typically about the size of a child and greenish in color, they can vary widely in appearance. They frequently have a turtle-like shell and scaly skin, but sometimes their skin is moist and slick, or coated in fur. Most walk upright on their hind legs, but they are occasionally seen on all fours. Regardless of body type, the top of the kappa’s head usually features a bowl-shaped depression containing water. The water inside this bowl is the source of the kappa’s power. "

Lots more info on the website.
Friday, February 2nd, 2007
6:08 am
Insert yellow snow joke here.
Yellow-orange snow falls in Siberia

Thu Feb 1, 3:30 PM ET

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's emergency situations ministry said it was dispatching experts to a Siberian province to find out why yellow and orange snow has been falling in several villages, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

"A chemical test unit will be sent to Omsk.... It's main task will be to investigate pollution in the region and establish the degree of danger represented by the anomalous snow fall," the agency quoted an unnamed official from the ministry as saying.

Snow ranging in colour from light yellow to orange and carrying a distinctive "musty" odour was observed Wednesday in five districts of Omsk province, which lies in western Siberia and borders Kazakhstan, ITAR-TASS said.

"Residents are advised not to use snow for their household or technical needs and to limit walking, either by people or their pets, in this area," the official said.

The affected area measures about 1,500 square kilometres (580 square miles) and is home to over 27,000 people, the ministry said.

Officials have already been gathering snow samples, it added.

The Omsk province is known as a centre of the oil industry and the provincial capital is among Siberia's largest cities."

Sunday, January 21st, 2007
11:49 am
'Jungle Woman' in bid to escape to wild
Followup to yesterday's story;

Cambodia's "jungle woman" made several failed attempts to escape from home back to the wild, her presumed brother said today.

"Last night, she tried some tricks to run back to the jungle," said Rochom Khamphi, who has claimed Rochom P'ngieng as his long-lost older sister.

Read on ...
Saturday, January 20th, 2007
6:13 am
Mystery surrounds 'jungle woman'
Another "missing-person-emerges-after-decades" story

"A 'wild' woman who emerged from the jungles of Cambodia a week ago is still giving up none of her secrets, even to the family that has taken her in as their presumed long-lost daughter."

Read on ...

Current Mood: blah
Friday, December 29th, 2006
2:12 pm
Friday, November 17th, 2006
11:28 pm
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
9:56 pm
Got Psi?
Ever wished that you could have all your psi in one place, but was afraid to ask? Well, here it is:


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