Can we sense the future before it happens? That question was at the heart of a set of nine experiments that sparked widespread controversy and debate when Professor Daryl Bem published his results in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2011. The reason: Bem's results were positive, suggesting that we can in some way do the seemingly impossible, and somehow 'know' (precognition) or 'feel' (presentiment) things before they even occur. The controversy grew even further, however, with widespread coverage in science media outlets of attempted replications from others that failed to find the same astonishing results. A number of scientists and 'skeptics' poured scorn on Bem's experiments, and prominent skeptic James Randi was even moved to award his infamous 'Pigasus Award' to Bem "for his shoddy research that has been discredited on many accounts by prominent critics". Read more
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Do humans have the ability to sense the future? This survey of experiments so far says…yes!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mysterious Heartland reveals the ten creepiest cemeteries in the Midwest.
At Mysterious Heartland, we spend a lot of time crawling around the ruins of some of the most notorious and spooky places in the Heartland. Cemeteries in particular seem to attract a bevy of ghostly tales, but what are the most frightening? After much debate, we are happy to bring you the Top 10 Creepiest Cemeteries in the Midwest! Note: Many of these cemeteries have been vandalized in the past. Please be respectful when visiting and always adhere to local cemetery laws. If you attempt to go to any of these places at night, we cannot be held responsible for what happens to you. Read more
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Is it really believable that we have made so little apparent progress in space travel during the 45 years after the moon landing?
Statement: Since approximately 1980, a secret international space fleet code named 'Solar Warden' has been in operation.
In 2010, UFO investigator Darren Perks submitted a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request with the U.S. Dept. of Defense...which yielded the following response: Read more
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Bill Clinton reveals that he probed Area 51 while president and then echoes Ronald Reagan by claiming that an attack by space aliens would unite the earth.
This time, he must have inhaled.
Bill Clinton has a novel vision of how to attain world peace — an attack by villainous space aliens. Read more
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The search for the Holy Grail has gone on for centuries. Two historians say they have found it.
Let's hope they did not choose... poorly.
Two historians claim they've identified the holy grail that Jesus drank from at the last supper, according to AFP. Read more
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The British museum already teems with spooky objects. Could an ancient Assyrian artwork prove one curse too many?
Is the British Museum afraid of an ancient Assyrian curse?
Surely not. The famous Bloomsbury museum possesses many spooky treasures that it displays without so much as a shudder. Its collection of Egyptian mummies is the stuff of Hammer horror. It possesses the magical accessories of the Elizabethan magus John Dee and a bronze Mesopotamian demon that fans of The Exorcist will have no trouble recognising as Pazuzu. Yet it is apparently unlikely to place a bid at Bonhams in London on 3 April for a fragment of an Assyrian stele that carries a curse written in cuneiform, even though it owns the other part of the relic. Read more