Richard J. Dewhurst discusses his research into the extinct race of giants who once ruled America.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In all times and in all cultures, people have been enthralled by ghosts. Four writers attempt to rationalize this fascination with apparitions
Ghosts sightings have been making headlines recently. The Daily Star has dedicated several front pages to the supposed sighting of "black-eyed ghost children" over the past week; ITV reported that a couple said they had spotted the Grey Lady of Dudley; and the Metro reported a woman's claims that a ghost was writing letters "using her hands". It may be because Halloween is approaching, but it seems we remain fascinated by the idea of whether ghosts actually exist. The Guardian has gathered writers from the fields of psychology to religion to think about why. Read more
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Carly Ledbetter confirms or debunks six common beliefs about haunted houses.
Let's call a spade a spade: October is the spookiest month of the year. From scary Halloween costumes to creepy Jack-O-Lanterns staring at us from front porches, ghosts, whether you believe in them or not, are always on the back of your mind.
And for us, when the stairs are a little too creaky or a huge gust of wind blows the front door open, we definitely start believing our house is haunted. So we decided to call in John E.L. Tenney, one of the world's leading paranormal investigators in the world and the star of Destination America’s new TV show, 'Ghost Stalkers' to debunk and confirm the biggest myths.
Here are some of the most common misconceptions -- and truths -- he comes across regularly. Read more
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Research into near-death and out-of-body experiences is forcing scientists to come up with explanations .
What happens after we die? Are we snuffed out like lights, or do we continue to exist in some way?
Those are age-old questions, for sure. But a provocative new study on near-death experiences suggests that a brief version of "life after death" may be a reality.
For the study, researchers at the University of Southampton in England examined more than 2,000 cases of cardiac arrest from 15 hospitals across the U.K., the U.S., and Austria. They found that of 360 people who had been revived after experiencing cardiac arrest, about 40 percent of them had some sort of "awareness" during the period when they were "clinically dead." Read more
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Archaeologists believe they have found the dungeon of Vlad the Impaler, on whom the Count Dracula character was based.
Archeologists in Turkey have reportedly made a spooky discovery, just in time for the start of Halloween season: the dungeon where the real-life basis for Count Dracula was held. Read more
Thursday, September 25, 2014
A panel in Iceland has decided that video footage released in 2012 depicts a legendary lake monster.
Who needs Loch Ness when you've got Lagarfljótsormur?
A 13-member panel convened in Iceland has decided by a seven-vote (i.e. very narrow) majority that grainy footage released in 2012 in fact depicts Lagarfljótsormur, a legendary lake monster first reported in 1345. Read more