Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Scientists Hunt for Nessie DNA in Loch Ness

Scientists are hunting for Nessie’s DNA in Loch Ness.
THE Loch Ness Monster mystery could be finally solved once and for all thanks to a team of international scientists combing the world-famous Scottish loch for signs of Nessie’s DNA.

Myths and legends of giant monsters lurking in the murky water of Loch Ness date back more than 15 centuries.

But an academic from the University of Otago in New Zealand is ready to figure our whether there is any grain of truth to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Read more

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Spain's Cursed Village of Witches

A tiny village in Spain has been excommunicated, and cursed with a spell so powerful that only the Pope can lift it.
How does a tiny Spanish village of just 62 souls come to be excommunicated in its entirety and cursed with a spell so strong that only the Pope can lift it?

To find out more about this bizarre story of witchcraft, superstition, revenge, envy and power, I headed to the village of Trasmoz, nested in the foothills of the snow-covered Moncayo mountain range in Aragon. Trasmoz has centuries of witchcraft history, and I’d arranged to meet Lola Ruiz Diaz, a local modern-day witch, to learn the truth. As I waited for her in the freezing-cold hall of the half-ruined 12th-century Trasmoz Castle, perched on a hilltop above the village, I shivered in anticipation. Read more

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Immortality, the Elixir of Life and the Food of the Gods

John Black examines the ancient belief that immortality could be attained by eating special foods.
When we look into the accounts of many different mythologies andreligions, it becomes clear that the gods are either immortal or live a life of many thousands of years. What is rarely mentioned is the factthat in ancient religious texts there is reference to their immortality or longevity being connected to a specific kind of food that only the gods are allowed to eat. The gods were required to eat this food regularly to maintain immortality, power and strength. Many references also refer to the fact that if mortals ate this food, they would also become immortal like the gods. So let us explore the mythology surrounding this ‘Elixir of Life’ Read more

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mysterious Men in Black Question Residents About Unexplained Booms

Men in Black aren't just interested in UFOs. They have recently been questioning residents aboutunexplained booms.
The ongoing saga of the mystery booms being heard across the United States continues, and possibly taken a turn for the spooky. Over the past year, unexplained explosions and booming noises have been shaking homes and terrifying residents in many rural parts of the continental U.S. While the vast majority of these anomalous booms are left unexplained, the FBI has taken a particular interest in mysterious explosion noises recently heard across rural Pennsylvania just north of Philadelphia. Does this mean some sort of sleeper cell terrorist group might be practicing with improvised explosives? Read more

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Is This a Werewolf?

Wildlife experts are baffled by a bizarre wolf-like creature shot at US ranch.
A MYSTERIOUS wolf-like creature shot at a ranch in the US which has left experts stumped could be a real-life werewolf observers have claimed, with others suggesting it is a direwolf, a prehistoric beast featured in Game of Thrones.

The animal, which was shot and killed just outside Denton, Montana after getting too close to the rancher’s sheep, had long greyish fur, a large head and an extended snout, much like a wolf, but its ears were too large, its legs and body too short, and its fur an unusual colour and texture. Read more

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Dark Side of the Paranormal

The paranormal may seem fun and exciting at times, but it also has its dark side, as Michael Prescott reveals.
Years ago, on a whim, a friend led me into a New Age bookstore in Los Angeles. At the time I was a committed rationalist and knew nothing about paranormal phenomena except what I’d read in skeptical, debunking books. Unlike my friend, who found the bookstore’s atmosphere amusing, and who enjoyed pointing out the bizarre titles and covers, I felt distinctly ill at ease. There was something disturbing about being immersed in all that occult literature. I felt as if I’d ventured into unknown territory – dangerous territory. And I was glad to leave.

Later, as I became interested in the paranormal and began to grasp the extent of the evidence for such phenomena, I chalked up my earlier reaction to a form of culture shock. There I was, a rather repressed rationalist, coming into close contact with ideas I found threatening to my worldview. After all, there was nothing actually dangerous about that little bookstore – was there? Read more